This was from the RR Press Conference, and my question is 1) What is his story? And 2) What is the Tigers' connection?
EDIT: Answer to #2 is resolved (Van Slyke's son --and thank you for the answer)... anyone have any insight as to his "neat story" (if there is a story any different from the average walk-on)
Question: Will you talk about one of your walk-ons, Jared Van Slyke and how game ready he is.
Coach Rodriguez: “Yeah Jared is a neat story. He hadn’t played for us. He sat out last year in his redshirt year, but he’s been very active at safety for us. He’s a smart football player. He’s involved in a lot of the special teams. He’s going to get a chance to play next weekend.”
Question: Does he get good tickets for Tiger games?
Coach Rodriguez: “Well I’ve actually had a chance to go a couple times this year. I didn’t make it, but I’ll get down there next year.”