Houston head coach Tony Levine informed kicker Kyle Bullard he is being put on a full scholarship immediately. Bullard is a junior who has worked hard to be a contributor to the Houston football team, and the awarding of a scholarship for a kicker generally gets overshadowed. Fortunately, Houston’s athletics department decided to set some hidden cameras around Levine’s office so fans could be given an inside look on what can be a truly special moment for a college football player, and in this case that player’s family.
Levine asked Bullard to bring his mother in for a meeting to address the school’s scholarship situation, suggesting to both he wants to be open and honest about the state of the program and where Bullard fits in. Levine put all the facts on the table and suggested Bullard was on track to be getting a scholarship when he informed him the scholarship was already being awarded to the junior. The reaction of Bullard and his mother is a reminder of one of the great parts of being a hard-working student athlete in college football.
Bullard appeared in eight games for the Cougars last season and took over the starting kicking role midway through the year. He successfully converted six out of six field goal attempts and 20 out of 20 extra point attempts.
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