Von Walker has one hell of a motor.
Penn State’s junior linebacker walked-on to the Nittany Lions football team as a freshman back in 2013. Through sheer force of will, Walker slowly transformed himself from a backup special-teamer to defensive standout and a favorite of both his teammates and coaches alike, all while maintaining a 3.14 GPA.
As a former college athlete, I can safely say that Walker’s the EXACT type of guy you want in your locker room, and it looks like head coach James Franklin agrees with me. He and the rest of the Lions surprised Walker during a team meeting with a fully-funded scholarship, and based on his teammates’ reactions, no one deserves it more.
Hard work pays off.