Jordan Kovacs is on my mind after reading a previous thread and some other U of M football news. It got me thinking about where he may rank in terms of the all time great walk-on college football players. It seems to me like walk-ons are the epitomy of what makes college football great, and why for me at least, it is so much better than it's professional counterpart. Walk-ons have to pay their way through (at least part of) school, didn't join the team with money on their minds, and really do everything for the love of the game, epitomizing that cliche.
I came across this very interesting article while researching other great walk-ons.
Kovacs does not have the same pro potential as many of those players (he is just not athletic enough, sadly), but depending on how well he performs this year, I think his college career could put him on that level. What do you guys think?
Do you know of any other walk-ons who had major success on the collegiate and/or professional levels not mentioned in that article? /Discuss.