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Chris Hayes boosted by Miami family

Originally Published: October 30, 2009
By Kory Kozak | Special to Page 2

Why do it?

Every walk-on playing college football has to ask himself that question at some point. He is not on scholarship. He is actually paying the school to be cannon fodder for the guys who are getting their tuition paid. He is a practice dummy with a jersey.

Why?

There can only be one answer.

"You have to have love for the football game," said Miami head coach Randy Shannon. "The life of a walk-on is very brutal."

It's so tough ...

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