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WMU walk-on awarded full scholarship thru video by Sly Stallone

Posted at 9:46 AM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 09:47:07-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A Western Michigan football walk-on received a special gift Saturday, delivered by Sylvester Stallone.

Kasey Carson  received a full-ride scholarship from the university and was given the news by a video presentation from Stallone and Western Michigan alum Alec Gores after practice on Saturday.

Kasey Carson - from YouTube video

Kasey Carson – from YouTube video

Head Coach P.J. Fleck started the presentation by coming out to the field in full pads.  He challenged Carson to stop him from getting into the end zone.  If he did, the whole team would get to skip the evening meeting.

Carson stopped Fleck, who then directed everyone to watch the video board for the presentation. You can watch the whole presentation here:

In 2015, the university surprised Trevor Sweeney with a scholarship during an onside kick drill.