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Walk-on wonders

Walk-on wonders

There's a reason colleges are reluctant to spend scholarships on punting prospects: A surprising number of walk-ons wind up being better than their scholarship counterparts. That certainly has been the case at the University of Tennessee.

Remember Justin Reed? The 6-7, 250-pounder earned second-team All-America honors in 2000 after averaging 47.4 yards per kick as a senior at Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Fla. He was a bust at UT, however, never earning the chance to launch one punt in a real game. The Vols eventually got some mileage out of him as a backup tight end. Now consider the glut of walk-ons who eventually became...

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