Six Walk-Ons Awarded Scholarships
August 22, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
IU FOOTBALL RELEASE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson awarded junior wide receiver Damon Graham and junior tight end Michael Cooper with scholarships. Center Collin Rahrig, wide receiver Isaiah Roundtree, punter Erich Toth and tight end Anthony Corsaropreviously earned scholarships and have done so once again for the 2014 season.
A former walk-on himself at North Carolina, Wilson awards scholarships on a yearly basis. Now in his fourth season, 23 players have been rewarded.
"As we continue to improve our program with strong recruiting classes, it is also important to continue to develop our walk-on program," Wilson said. "These young men will be starters or vital contributors this season. They have worked hard to earn their scholarships and we appreciate their efforts."
Graham played in five games a season ago and returned three kickoffs for 72 yards. The 5-10, 190-pounder out of Arsenal Tech was a two-time scout team player of the week (Bowling Green and Minnesota).
Cooper sat out 2013 after he transferred from the University of Arizona. He also collected scout team player of the week honors twice (Michigan State and Wisconsin). Cooper, a 6-5, 256-pounder from The Woodlands, Texas, played in 24 games in his two seasons with the Wildcats.
Rahrig is on the Rimington Trophy's Fall Watch List, has started 24 career games and is on scholarship for the third straight year. Roundtree secured a scholarship prior to the 2013 campaign and made 14 catches for 136 yards and one touchdown.
Toth and Corsaro each were award scholarships in 2013 preseason camp. A two-year starter, Toth has averaged 40.1 yards per punt with a long of 57 in his career. Corsaro appeared in all 12 games last season and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection.