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The Jayhawker Podcast

Oct 29, 2020

The life of a walk-on isn’t exactly glamorous. You’re not on scholarship. And you have to work harder than everyone else to prove yourself. But usually, that hard work pays off—which is exactly what happened for defensive lineman Sam Burt. A Kansas native, Burt was an All-State caliber player. But the major college offers never really materialized. So he walked on with the Jayhawks, knowing he’d have to fight for his place. Burt won that fight, and is getting to live out his dream of playing major college football. On top of that, he’s getting to influence the next generation of Jayhawks, leaving the program in better shape than he found it.