Nearly 45 years ago, Daniel Eugene “Rudy” Ruettiger showed us what it meant to work hard, preserve through all obstacles, and achieve a boy’s dream to play college football. Since then, there have been countless “walk-on” stories that have inspired us around the same themes. Perseverance, hard work, dedication all put forth in order to achieve one’s goal against all odds. Louisville football fans have watched many walk-on’s have success as Cardinals, but none quite like Marshon Ford.
At this time last year, if you’re anything like me, you knew very little, if anything at all, about the Cardinals walk-on – besides maybe the fact that he played TE.