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Walk-on Josh Anderson awarded scholarship for 2015 season

Notre Dame Camp Football

Notre Dame players perform a pre-practice cheer during an NCAA football training camp Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Culver, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)


Heading into fall camp, it looked like Notre Dame was still looking for a way to get under the 85-man limit. But after transfers and departures, the Irish football program managed to find itself was a scholarship to spare. The beneficiary? Walk-on running back Josh Anderson.

On Thursday morning, Anderson was awarded a scholarship by head coach Brian Kelly, putting the 5-foot-9 senior’s tuition tab on the program.

Already used as the team’s runway model to show-off the Shamrock Series uniform, Kelly took the opportunity to also share with the team that he’d be awarding Anderson for his hard work.

Take a look at the moment it happened:



Anderson has been with the team since 2012. He was a two-year letter winner at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, where freshman CJ Sanders and former quarterback Dayne Crist graduated.