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    Author and former USC Trojan, Tim Lavin illustrates the incredible phenomenon of college football’s Walk-On Athletes.  Depicting the ugly, the bad and the good, his new book is about survival, education, mental toughness and character building.

    Tim further represents the drudgery most college athletes experience when they are not on scholarship and thus labeled as a “Walk-On.”  The realities are seldom discussed but most certainly exist amongst walk-ons collectively, including hundreds of well-known walk-on’s such as Clay Matthews and JJ Watt.  Each echo the importance of heart, determination, patience, and sheer will, necessary to conquer massive amounts of abuse, while willfully paying the price for a chance to prove they can play on Saturday.    

    “Walk-On U” is an educational tool for high school student-athletes pondering the next step should their dreams of earning a college scholarship not come true.  For those who choose to walk-on, this book is about about achievingmany humble victories, both on and off the field, as well  as celebrating those unwavering underdogs and their triumphs. 

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    WALK-ON U TM


    The Inclusion Petition

    into the NCAA

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    Walk-On Poll Question

    WALK-ON U GAINING STEAM!! PRESS RELEASE Jan 12, 2014

    Walk-On U getting National Support. Most recent is Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher. One day after winning the Championship Game, Coach Fisher held the Walk-On U book in his hands. Discussing the NCAA Training Table rule and the quest for Walk-On U to compel the NCAA to overturn that rule, Fisher stated; "I SUPPORT THAT!"

    Coaches Speak Out!

    “Walk-on's should be allowed to eat at training table during the season and during Spring Football without having to pay for it.” 
    - Lou Holtz, College Football Head Coach

    "I am so glad you are doing this book.  It is time to shed light on the plight of walk-ons."
    - Dabo Swinney, Head Football Coach, Clemson

    "It's doesn't make much sense. In an age where every university is in an arms race to build multi-million dollar athletic facilities, and their coaches are earning sever figure salaries, and the walk-ons who are just trying to improve can't eat with their teammates after practice?"
    - Terry Donahue, Former Head Football Coach, UCLA

    WALK-ON U:  The Shocking Truth...

    This book will captivate sports fans and educate athletes!

    In The Book: Who's Who of Walk-On U

    "HE" was a Walk-On??  Find out Who was a Walk-On, only to rise to the NFL or elite Coaching status...

    Shocking Stories from Walk-Ons of yesterday, how they overcame the odds to succeed at the Highest level, and what needs to be done today to change the unbelievable conditions walk-ons endure.

    There are scores of names in the book.  Revealing Interviews from College Football's biggest names!  Here are some of those members in the book and Hall of Fameers of the Walk-On U Fraternity.

    TOP WALK-ONS

    COACHES COACHES PLAYERS PLAYERS PLAYERS PLAYERS PLAYERS
    Lou Holtz Matt Rhule Clay Matthews Karl Mecklenburg Daryl Washington Mike Sherrard Margus Hunt
    Terry Donahue Tony Levine Gary Brackett Jordy Nelson Terry Glenn Aeneas Williams Darren Woodson
    Dabo Swinney Kevin Sumlin Thomas Howard Mike Sherrard Rich Coady Scott Fujita Brandon Weeden
    Jim Mora, Jr Rick Neuisel JJ Watt Jim Leonhard Everson Walls Santana Moss Christian Okoye

    2013 DIVISION I COACHES WHO WERE WALK-ONS

    NAME HEAD COACH WALK-ON AT POSITION
    Dabo Swinney Clemson Alabama Wide Receiver
    Kevin Sumlin Texas A&M Purdue Linebacker
    Tony Levine Houston Minnesota Wide Receiver
    Matt Rhule Temple Penn State Linebacker
    Jim Mora UCLA Washington Defensive Back

    WALK-ONS TO WATCH 2013

    NAME SCHOOL POSTION YEAR
    Baker Mayfield Texas Tech QB True Freshman
    Paul James Rutgers RB Sophomore
    Tanner Jacobson Texas Tech DB True Freshman

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