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Viral video: Vanderbilt football walk-on proves hard work pays off


A new viral video is likely to make even the toughest football fan emotional.

In the YouTube video posted by Vanderbilt University, fourth-year walk-on Marc Panu is awarded a full scholarship during a pre-season team meeting.

In the video, the team is watching film as their coach sings Panu's praises. The fullback is called a "guy who keeps his mouth shut and loves being a part of this team."

At the end of the video, Panu is handed a paper awarding him a full scholarship to the university as the entire room erupts in applause.

Watch the video here: Vanderbilt walk-on Marc Panu awarded scholarship