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How a former walk-on earned a full ride with one long field goal

Bowling Green kicker Jake Suder prepares for an interview with ESPNews on Thursday, two days after making a 53-yard field goal in practice to win a scholarship.
Bowling Green kicker Jake Suder prepares for an interview with ESPNews on Thursday, two days after making a 53-yard field goal in practice to win a scholarship. Twitter

For Jake Suder, you could say that kick was money.

The junior kicker for Bowling Green State University was issued a challenge during practice Tuesday. Make a 53-yarder, win a full scholarship.

It’s good!

In a tweet from AyZiggyFB Recruiting, the school’s coaching and recruiting site, Suder is seen kicking the ball through the left-center area between the uprights.

Suder was solid in practice that day, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. Coach Mike Jinks decided to give Suder some incentive.

It’s quite a kick for the native of Toledo, Ohio, considering his longest kick last season – his only one at the collegiate level – was 44 yards. Overall, he was 9 of 12 on field goals and 35 of 38 on extra points for the Falcons of the Mid-American Conference.

Now Suder doesn’t have to worry about tuition. According to the Yahoo! article, Suder is a former walk-on who played last season under scholarship but didn’t have one for the upcoming school year.

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