OSU football: Dallas Cowboy Blake Jarwin records video to award scholarship to Jake Springfield
STILLWATER -- Oklahoma State offensive line coach Charlie Dickey set the scene for his players, letting them know they'd be watching a "motivational video" from former OSU standout and current Dallas Cowboy tight end Blake Jarwin.
After some inspirational words, Jarwin began to talk about the day he received his scholarship at OSU. He had arrived as a walk-on and got his full ride midway through his career.
"It was one of the most memorable moments of my life," Jarwin said on the video posted on OSU's Twitter account. "And now six years later, I'm honored to present, as a former walk-on to a current walk-on, a scholarship. Jake Springfield, congratulations..."
The rest of Jarwin's words were inaudible as the room erupted in screams of joy for Springfield, a redshirt freshman from Flower Mound, Texas, who joined the Pokes as a walk-on last season.
Springfield's presence became even more valuable this week, when the Cowboys lost two offensive linemen -- starter Bryce Bray and reserve Jacob Farrell -- for a violation of team rules.
Springfield appeared to be overcome with emotion as the announcement was made, and he was soon mobbed by his teammates.
The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Springfield has been competing for the backup job at right tackle throughout preseason camp.