No pressure, Jake Suder. No pressure at all.
The Bowling Green kicker was having such a strong day at practice recently, according to Yahoo! Sports, that coach Mike Jinks put him on the spot -- on the spur of the moment -- and challenged him to make a 53-yard field goal with a full scholarship on the line.
Piece of cake.
Suder calmly nailed it and earned a scholarship for the rest of his college career. His teammates made it an epic moment, going into all-out celebration mode after the redshirt junior hit the field goal.
This is just another example of a player's dreams coming true. We saw it when Tennessee coach Butch Jones surprised sophomore tight end Eli Wolf with a scholarship recently. And again when Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson awarded scholarships to four walk-ons.
Suder played last season on a one-year scholarship with the Falcons but went into this season without one. He made 9-of-12 field goals and 35-of-38 extra points last year.
Now, he can be prouder than ever to walk around campus as a full-scholarship athlete at Bowling Green State University.
-- Josiah Turner