Maryland football team surprises senior walk-on with scholarship at Ravens game

Ryan Homler
NBC Sports Washington

In recent years, the college sports world has seen an incredible and heartwarming trend continue to grow. The act of surprising a walk-on athlete with a scholarship is not only an amazing moment for an individual who has worked so hard to earn that reward, but it tugs on the heartstrings of all who see it.

There's been plenty of them, and they're all great. But, one that occurred at the Baltimore Ravens preseason game on Thursday night is in the running for one of the best.

During a break in the action, the University of Maryland football team led by head coach Mike Locksley took the field to share some words of motivation prior to the beginning of their season. The group elected senior walk-on linebacker Bruce Miller to read the speech.

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Miller was probably prepared to read a few words about how the team hopes to see the support of the fans in 2019. But, the notecard has something else written on it.

Miller, who appeared in two games last season, was instantly mobbed by his teammates, and the entire crowd at M&T Bank Stadium joined in on the special moment. 

Seeing someone earn recognition for hard work never gets old, and Thursday's surprise by the University of Maryland football team is as good as it gets.

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