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Michael Evans Receives Reward For Hard Work

Michael Evans Receives Reward For Hard Work

It was at the top of the August 17th practice report: 'Mississippi State head football coach Sylvester Croom awarded five former walk-on players scholarships for the 2005 school year Wednesday.' While most of us probably didn't catch the significance of it being at the top of that day's practice report, the five football players involved and Coach Croom did.

One of those five was defensive tackle Michael Evans, a fourth-year junior walk-on from Olive Branch High School. The significance to Michael was indeed great. And for many reasons beyond just having his year of school being paid for. "As you know, I was born a State fan, and this has been a dream of mine since I first came here," said the still excited Evans, who turned down offers from...

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