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Nebraska Cornhuskers offensive lineman Seung Hoon Choi started his college football career as an unheralded walk-on but could end it as a starter for one of the top teams in America.
Head coach Bo Pelini told Choi the good news after practice on Saturday, according to the Omaha World-Herald. Choi said he would wake up his parents in Korea to give them the news.
“Probably going to call my parents and tell them, yep,” Choi told the publication. “I think they’ll like to hear that.”
Choi, who started six games in 2011 after the regular starter went down due to injury, said it was “a blessing” to have received the scholarship.
“Being a part of this great program is just great,” he said, according to the World-Herald. “Without my coaches and without my teammates, I wouldn’t be here.”
Choi immigrated to the States when he was 14 and only began playing football during his senior year of high school. The team website lists his dimensions at 6-feet-2-inches and 295 pounds, and he can reportedly bench press well over 400 pounds.