The Florida Gators award six new scholarships to some special players

Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison (Associated Press/Phil Sandlin)

Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison (Associated Press/Phil Sandlin)

When asked if there were going to be any Gators’ walkons awarded with scholarships, coach Jim McElwain didn’t hesitate with his answer.

“There’s definitely going to be some guys rewarded,” McElwain said Monday. “I’m really proud of how they’ve handled it.”

On Saturday, six Florida walkons were awarded scholarships. Junior tight end Bair Diamond, senior wide receiver Roger Dixon, sophomore running back Case Harrison, sophomore defensive back Garrett Stephens, sophomore linebacker Steven Stipe and senior defensive lineman Dakota Wilson made the list of walk-ons to receive scholarships.

Players showed their appreciation for the six players, congratulating them over Twitter.

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