Although Kyle Vasey is entering his final season with the Nittany Lions, the Penn State long snapper has played four years of college football without a scholarship. That won’t be the case for Vasey’s fifth season with Penn State, however, as the team surprised Vasey on Tuesday with a full scholarship.
After practice on Tuesday, Penn State coach James Franklin brought the team together and asked if any player had a job. Vasey, a former walk-on, responded that he works 25 to 30 hours per week, presumably to help pay for his tuition. Franklin responded by telling Vasey to quit his job because he is on full scholarship. This resulted in the entire team erupting in cheers and giving Vasey congratulatory hugs.
Penn State football shared a video of the touching moment on Twitter. Watch the video below:
That moment when 4 years of hard work pays off…! 🔵⚪️
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) June 12, 2018
What an awesome moment.
After Vasey didn’t see any game action through his first three seasons at Penn State, he started all 13 games last season. He is expected to be a starter for the 2018 season, as well.