Three Oklahoma State football walk-ons–senior wide receiver Colton Chelf, senior offensive lineman Casey LaBrue and sophomore safety Kyle Hale–have been awarded scholarships, the program announced Friday.
“Young men that walk on to our program and work extremely hard will have an opportunity to earn a scholarship when we have any money left over that we can give to them,” coach Mike Gundy said. “We certainly want to do it because they are what college football is all about. Guys that love to play the game and they start out doing it for free–I think it’s a show of the direction we’re going and what we stand for, which is trying to do the right thing.”
Chelf, the brother of backup quarterback Clint Chelf, was a productive member of the Cowboys’ receiving corps last season, catching 11 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown. He’s currently listed as Tracy Moore’s backup at one of the inside receiver spots.
LaBrue, the Cowboys’ backup center, played in five games last season.
Hale recorded six tackles in 12 games played last season and made his biggest impact on special teams.