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Mark -- who has been trying to prove himself as a walk on member of the Vanderbilt University football team but this pre season that all changed.
Got keys and we'll be apart honestly I'm so proud.
-- -- he's got -- full story.
So there -- -- about head coach James James Watt Franklin awarding more credit -- for football scholarship in front of the cameras.
Has become a viral video you've seen it everywhere now it's time to meet the -- Made it happen.
We're joined by market itself -- coach Franklin themselves coach.
What is it about -- it -- you did -- you say I've seen enough this guy deserves a full ride.
Thoughts about given people opportunities in mark's done a tremendous job for us.
Perfect example of have a positive attitude have tremendous work ethic and good things -- four.
I -- chills -- seeing this because it's everything that's good about sports if you work hard put in the time.
Put your head down and -- team first it'll pay off.
What were your thoughts.
When the coach points you out on film as a hustler and a hard worker.
When he was doing that and it segue to this what was your thoughts losing your head.
I have personal saw the video I had no modules going on I thought maybe -- trying to motivate the thing to go hard.
And when he told me how to discuss and vote and although -- woman to feel -- Along those overwhelmed with joy in shock at the same summer they had no idea what the thing that.
Immensely happy at the same time.
You -- you've played on and off linebacker fullback over the last year's a few years because you actually preceded the coach into the university.
But what did you ever ask yourself -- a chemical engineering major.
I'm here I have I don't get any money to play football I'm playing well you're -- is it worth it did you ever ask yourself that.
Yeah I definitely thought about that before about it now started and that's something I'm gonna do -- not a quitter so.
I love again is there's -- unbelievable opportunity there's millions of people don't know the -- these people well.
Everywhere and whether they're getting paid and that's.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Coach you take this moment I think you wanted it did you have any idea would go as viral as this -- mean so much to so many people.
I had no idea I really didn't but you know and I think it's it's like you mentioned before it's it's.
It's showed what college football's all about a great opportunity great kid and a great story and a tremendous institution -- Vanderbilt.
Right actually think it's beyond football I think every sport everybody knew who wants this at any level.
Is sometimes hard work does pay off in coach you showed everyone it does.
Well thank you so much were really really appreciative have a mark on our team and what we're doing here -- so thanks for have a song this morning.
-- market which have put us up to attack the use have a great years of fullback attractive black hitter went anyway Mark Penn avenue N coach Franklin thanks so much fail.
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