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WATCH: Herm Edwards, ASU surprise walk-on football player with scholarship

Posted at 6:45 PM, Aug 12, 2018

Herm Edwards hasn't coached college football in nearly 30 years -- but he still knows how to turn a football team into a family.

On Sunday, ASU posted a video of defensive lineman and Chandler High School alum Jordan Hoyt inviting the team to join a Bible study led by himself and his teammates. While Hoyt addressed the team, an assistant coach revealed via the projector that Hoyt had received a full scholarship to play football as a Sun Devil.

An emotional Hoyt was then mobbed by his teammates and embraced by his head coach.

Hoyt joined the Sun Devils as a walk-on after playing at UC-Davis the previous two seasons. He was named ASU's Scout Team Player of the Year on defense during his transfer year of 2016.