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Vanderbilt awards walk-on Marc Panu a full scholarship (VIDEO)

Graham Watson
Dr. Saturday

Here's your feelgood moment for the weekend.

Vanderbilt coach James Franklin gives senior walk-on fullback Marc Panu a full scholarship after praising him for his effort in practice the night before.

''You're talking about a guy who just came off knee surgery,'' Franklin said to his team. ''You're talking about a guy who keeps his mouth shut and loves being a part of this team. Watch him here (as Panu delivers a block) - finding a way to bring value to the team.

''That's why I'm so proud to let Marc Panu know that he's got a full scholarship.''

It's hard to go out to practice every day knowing that you're not getting the same rewards as many of the other players. So when a guy finally gets rewarded for all of his hard work, I think he should get as much publicity as possible. It's a good lesson that hard work does eventually pay off.

Congrats Marc Panu.

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