Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards may have been away from the coaching game for quite some time, but the veteran coach still knows a thing or two about what it takes to generate some good vibes with the team. On Sunday, Edwards surprised defensive lineman Jordan Hoyt with a scholarship. Fortunately, this was all caught on video for us all to share the moment, because these types of videos will simply never get old.
Edwards set Hoyt up for the surprise by asking the player to come up in front of the team at a team meeting and say a few things. As Hoyt continued to share his message to his teammates, an image of a message of congratulations to Hoyt was thrown on the screen hanging on the wall behind Hoyt. As Hoyt was talking, his teammates in the room interrupted him with applause.
Hoyt played in two games for the Sun Devils last season and was previously named the team’s defensive scout team player of the year in 2016. Hoyt will begin his redshirt senior season on scholarship at Arizona State, and that’s a great way to kick off the final year of eligibility for any player.