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Oklahoma Walk-On LB Caleb Gastelum Earns A Scholarship After Recording His First Sack And Interception Against Tulsa

Caleb Gastelum had a better day than you. That's not to say you didn't have a great Saturday, but nobody can touch what happened to Gastelum, who after having a big day on the field, was given a scholarship by Oklahoma football.

Gastelum is a senior walk-on linebacker for the Sooners, and he racked up his first career sack and interception today during the team's game against Tulsa.

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Not bad. However, it was what happened after the game that made this an awesome day for Gastelum. Not only did he receive the game ball, but Sooners' coach Bob Stoops informed him that he would immediately be put on scholarship.

">@OU_CoachStoops just informed

. @OU_CoachStoops just informed @gsooner45 he's been awarded a game ball & a Scholarship! #Sooners

— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 6, 2014

">@gsooner45 he's been awarded a game ball & a Scholarship! #Sooners

— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football)

. @OU_CoachStoops just informed @gsooner45 he's been awarded a game ball & a Scholarship! #Sooners

— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 6, 2014

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">@gsooner45 - "Hard work pays off" pic.twitter.com/qolyKdiqkc

— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football)

Congrats to our newest scholarship student-athlete @gsooner45 - "Hard work pays off" pic.twitter.com/qolyKdiqkc

— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 6, 2014

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This is such a cool way to honor Gastelum, who was an Academic All-Big 12 selection last year. We'll see him and the rest of the Sooners on Sept. 13, when the team hosts Tennessee.