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Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | April 18, 2017

Watch: Minnesota walk-on gets scholarship during egg hunt

Minnesota football's first-ever "Elite Egg Extravaganza" ended with more than just mini chocolate prizes Friday night.

The Gophers took part in an egg hunt this weekend organized by new head coach P.J. Fleck and his staff. Each student-athlete was paired with another, as teams battled to find hidden eggs within the facility. Once the eggs were all gathered, the team reassembled in the meeting room and were instructed to open their plastic eggs.

Inside was a special message: Walk-on linebacker Blake Cashman had earned a scholarship.

While Cashman's reaction to the news was rather coy, his teammates quickly mobbed him with excitement. Moments later, Cashman provided words of appreciation: "This is something I've been working for since I got here. Especially with the older guys here, showing me the ropes, I couldn't have done it without you guys.

"This isn't something that's going to stop me from working hard," he added. "I'm just going to keep doing what I'm doing."

 

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