Florida Walk-On Brought To Tears

By Blake Bass
Content Coordinator

Florida_Gators_logo_2012Back-up RB Mark Herndon always wanted to be a Florida Gator, but took a chance when he walked on last summer instead of accepting a scholarship out of state.

Herndon’s risk paid off on Tuesday when coaches awarded him a full scholarship. Herndon said when he found out, he broke down in tears and hugged position coach Brian White, who also had tears in his eyes.

Herndon grew up in Ocala and watched the Gators, but could not afford to come to games. “We didn’t have the money,” he said.

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