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Eight Walk-Ons Return From 2005 Football Team

In addition to coping with the time demands, the academic and financial pressures, in some programs the walk-on has to deal with the notion that he's just a practice body, there to run plays on the scout team, throw passes against the defense, or cover the offense's receivers in skeleton drills.

The term walk-on is the common-place description for a member of an athletic team wthout an athletic scholarship. Some of these players may be 'recruited', some are not. But either way the life of a walk-on in a college football program is neither a long nor an easy one. It's no wonder that the career of a non-scholarship football player is usually short - they get to put in the same long...

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