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(08-21-2017 12:31 PM)NIU1981 Wrote:  I have not seen Walker when I've been out there. It appears that he just joined the team since his name showed up on the roster yesterday. He seems like a great get for us. It will be interesting to hear what his deal is. One possibility is that KSU wanted to greyshirt him and he declined but I'm just guessing here.

Seems like a really weird situation...especially since his twitter photo is still him in a KSU jersey and everything else posted there is KSU related
08-21-2017 12:34 PM
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Quote:Following Saturday's practice, NIU HC Rod Carey surprised walk-on DT Jack Heflin, an Erie-Prophetstown alum, with a football scholarship.
https://twitter.com/CodyCutter35/status/...6653442049
08-21-2017 01:41 PM
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(08-21-2017 01:41 PM)armour248 Wrote:  
Quote:Following Saturday's practice, NIU HC Rod Carey surprised walk-on DT Jack Heflin, an Erie-Prophetstown alum, with a football scholarship.
https://twitter.com/CodyCutter35/status/...6653442049

If he was the only walk on who was awarded a scholarship then I have a tad bit more to add to this...

Right afterwards Coach was talking to someone else and he said that
he put the player on scholarship because the players family was in attendance at the practice and figured that it would be best to do it then.

Many/most of the teammates came over and were cheering/congratulating him.

After a few min the player came over (with tears of joy) and gave coach a big hug.
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(08-21-2017 03:26 PM)HuskieJohn Wrote:  
(08-21-2017 01:41 PM)armour248 Wrote:  
Quote:Following Saturday's practice, NIU HC Rod Carey surprised walk-on DT Jack Heflin, an Erie-Prophetstown alum, with a football scholarship.
https://twitter.com/CodyCutter35/status/...6653442049

If he was the only walk on who was awarded a scholarship then I have a tad bit more to add to this...

Right afterwards Coach was talking to someone else and he said that
he put the player on scholarship because the players family was in attendance at the practice and figured that it would be best to do it then.

Many/most of the teammates came over and were cheering/congratulating him.

After a few min the player came over (with tears of joy) and gave coach a big hug.

It is great when a walk-on puts in the effort and gets rewarded for his hard work with a scholarship! Congrats to Jack Heflin

I liked the rest - maybe a good sign the whole team and coaches are coming together!
08-22-2017 05:36 PM
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(08-22-2017 05:36 PM)NILAW Wrote:  
(08-21-2017 03:26 PM)HuskieJohn Wrote:  
(08-21-2017 01:41 PM)armour248 Wrote:  
Quote:Following Saturday's practice, NIU HC Rod Carey surprised walk-on DT Jack Heflin, an Erie-Prophetstown alum, with a football scholarship.
https://twitter.com/CodyCutter35/status/...6653442049

If he was the only walk on who was awarded a scholarship then I have a tad bit more to add to this...

Right afterwards Coach was talking to someone else and he said that
he put the player on scholarship because the players family was in attendance at the practice and figured that it would be best to do it then.

Many/most of the teammates came over and were cheering/congratulating him.

After a few min the player came over (with tears of joy) and gave coach a big hug.

It is great when a walk-on puts in the effort and gets rewarded for his hard work with a scholarship! Congrats to Jack Heflin

I liked the rest - maybe a good sign the whole team and coaches are coming together!

Was 245 pounds as a HS senior, 274 as a true freshman last year, and is 298 now. Certainly putting the work in.
08-23-2017 09:13 AM
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Does anyone know when they release the redshirt and greyshirt list?
08-24-2017 09:08 AM
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(08-24-2017 09:08 AM)DogPoundNorth Wrote:  Does anyone know when they release the redshirt and greyshirt list?

Are you wondering about any certain player or players
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(08-24-2017 09:19 AM)randy6969 Wrote:  
(08-24-2017 09:08 AM)DogPoundNorth Wrote:  Does anyone know when they release the redshirt and greyshirt list?

Are you wondering about any certain player or players

No one in particular, I just want to have a better idea of our roster/depth chart come 9/1
08-24-2017 09:23 AM
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I don't believe they ever release a list. If someone is a greyshirt they would not arrive on campus until spring semester, so we would not know until then. If a freshman is not listed on the Depth Chart, that would give reason to believe the player is being targeted as being redshirted. Just my opinion.
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(08-24-2017 09:28 AM)Doggone Wrote:  I don't believe they ever release a list. If someone is a greyshirt they would not arrive on campus until spring semester, so we would not know until then. If a freshman is not listed on the Depth Chart, that would give reason to believe the player is being targeted as being redshirted. Just my opinion.

Yeah, that's a good point. i guess we'll just wait and see.
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