Auburn coach Gus Malzahn awarded seven walk-ons scholarships for the coming year this week and one of them showed just how meaningful that honor is when he paid tribute to his family on Twitter.
Fullback Keenan Sweeney wrote the following note to his family on Twitter not long after learning he wouldn’t have to worry about tuition, room and board this season in addition to his schoolwork and football responsibilities.
— Keenan Sweeney (@Keenan_Sweeney) August 13, 2016
Sweeney is an redshirt sophomore this season and was named to the SEC academic honor roll last season. He also was named academic top-Tiger. It’s probably no surprise he has earned this honor considering his dad was a fullback at Notre Dame and he has several siblings who attended or are attending other SEC schools. Still, this was a classy way to share his big moment with his family.