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Fanaika joins special list of Arizona State walk-ons

April, 28, 2009
4/28/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Arizona State not only continued a tradition of getting at least one player selected in the NFL draft each of the past 45 years over the weekend, it also continued its recent tradition of former walk-ons getting drafted.

Offensive lineman Paul Fanaika, a former walk-on, was picked in the seventh round by the Philadelphia Eagles, so he now joins this impressive list -- it includes two first-round picks -- supplied by the ASU sports information department:

Adam Archuleta, safety, St. Louis Rams (1st round pick)
Vince Amoia, fullback, New York Jets
Brian Jennings, long snapper, San Francisco 49ers
Levi Jones, offensive line, Cincinnati Bengals, (1st round pick)
John Knight, linebacker, San Diego Chargers
Jason Kyle, long snapper/linebacker, Seattle Seahawks
Brad Williams, punter, Minnesota Vikings

Levi Jones has established the Levi Jones Scholarship at ASU, which can go to a deserving walk-on each year.

Who might be next?

Well, two former walk-ons are expected to see significant action next fall: running back James Morrison and cornerback Pierre Singfield.

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