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WALK-ONS TO WATCH
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DANIEL RODRIGUEZ - CLEMSON
Original walk-on wide receiver who is attending Clemson on the G.I. Bill ... decorated war hero who served approximately 18 months (starting Jan. 26, 2007) in Iraq and one year in Afghanistan ... served in the Army from 2006-10 ... achieved the military rank of Sargeant ... involved in Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan on Oct. 3, 2009, when 300 Taliban insurgents battled with 38 U.S. troops; eight Americans lost their lives and 22 were injured, including Rodriguez.
KYLE BULLARD - HOUSTON
Kyle took over starting placekicking duties vs. USF ... finished the year a perfect six-of-six on field goals with a long of 46 yards vs. Louisville ... hit a 30-yard field goal, a 22-yard field goal and three 27-yard field goals on the year as well ... perfect on all 20 extra point attempts ... was sixth on the team in scoring with 38 points ... also had one kickoff for 62 yards against UTSA.
LUKE BOYD - LSU
Boyd is — and he might be, he said, the only active Marine in Division I football. The speedy 5-foot-10, 175-pounder did enough in the Marine corps football league in 2011 to gain MVP honors, an award that came with a substantial prize: He got to announce a selection at the 2012 NFL draft. Boyd, in full Marine uniform, announced the 12th pick of the third round: Russell Wilson, the former Wisconsin quarterback and now star for the Seattle Seahawks.
JORDAN SIMONE - ARIZONA STATE
Earned a scholarship Aug. 21, 2014, and soldified a starting spot at safety by the third game of 2014. Redshirt Junior (2014): Made his first career start in the opener against Weber State (8/28), logging three tackles. Had a career game against UNM (9/6) with a career high seven tackles and his first career fumble recovery. Was the star of the game against Colorado (9/13), logging a career-high 13 tackles with two coming for loss.
CALEB GASTELUM - OKLAHOMA
2014 Has played in all 11 games ... recorded one tackle against Kansas (11/22) ... had one tackle against Baylor (11/8) ... made two tackles at Iowa State (11/1) ... had one tackle against Texas (10/11) ... assisted on a tackle at TCU (10/4) ... tallied a career-high nine tackles with the first sack of his career and his first career interception at Tulsa (9/6) ... posted three tackles and recorded the first tackle for loss of his career against Louisiana Tech (8/30) 2013 Played all 13 games
TERRIS JONES-GRISBY - ARIZONA
2013: Played in 12 games as a reserve running back and on special teams … Totaled 10 tackles, including five solo stops, on special teams duty. 2012: Member of the offensive and special teams scout team. 2011: Member of the scout team. 2010: Redshirted his true freshman year. High School: Rushed for 1,912 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2009 at California High School in Whittier ... Also ran track. Personal: Younger brother of former UA running back Nic Grigsby … Majoring in sports and society