KU walk-on, Abilene native earns scholarship from Les Miles

After being a walk-on for two seasons Abilene’s Sam Burt was surprised with a scholarship.

"It was a special moment for me," Burt told KAKE. "To be completely honest it was something that I’ve been working for a long time. Working hard for. It’s been a lot of long seasons on scout team that has been putting me to this and it’s always kind of been in the back of my mind."

"He’s a 4.0 student. He’s tougher than nails, you recognize the name because of how he plays and everybody was for it. I talked to my staff and I did not tell the team until we walked in," Miles said. 

"I mean it was just one of the best moments of my life," Burt said. "Just realizing that the hard work that you do is being recognized."