Video of Vanderbilt's James Franklin Giving Scholarship to Marc Panu Is Epic

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 10, 2012

Hard work paid off for one Vanderbilt walk-on athlete, and we all get to benefit from the warm and fuzzy feeling provided from this video. 

The video posted over at Yardbarker features Vanderbilt football players having a regular meeting, nothing special of note. 

Things start to get more intense as coach James Franklin talks about the intangibles being brought by walk-on fullback Marc Panu. 

His highlights are being shown for the team, and one hit has them all captivated. 

He then pauses to reach for a paper and announces that this young man who has given his all would be rewarded with a scholarship. 

The crowd goes wild. 

The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports has more about this 21-year-old who has some financial comfort to go along with the respect he earned from the staff and the rest of his teammates. 

Panu is a four-year walk-on who is also a former All-State linebacker from Whitefield Academy in Georgia. 

When he isn't setting harsh blocks, he is busy attending to his studies where he hopes to graduate with a degree in chemical engineering. 

There are so many negative stories floating around college football. It's great to finally see a young man awarded for tireless effort. 

That's doing it right. 

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