In the span of a few minutes, Sacramento State kicker Edgar Castaneda became a legend at his school, and was also given a full-ride scholarship.
Castaneda's 30-yard field goal as time expired lifted FCS member Sacramento State over Pac-12 opponent Colorado 30-28. That's a pretty solid afternoon by itself. Then his day got even better.
Sacramento State coach Marshall Sperbeck announced during his postgame speech that he was giving walk-on Castaneda a scholarship, the Associated Press reported. Sacramento State also announced the news on its Twitter feed. Castaneda was with City College of San Francisco last season, and had never made a game-winning field goal at any level, the AP reported.
"I was relaxed; it was just another kick," Castaneda said, according to the AP. "I was calm."
Sacramento State isn't new to beating Pac-12 teams. It defeated Oregon State in overtime last season. Still, wins like this for a FCS team are worth a pretty nice celebration.
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