KU football surprises Abilene's Sam Burt with scholarship

Courtesy of KU Athletics

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Les Miles looked at a meeting room full of Jayhawks and stated it clearly.

"We're looking for that guy on the defensive side of the field who is completely selfless," Miles said.

But of course, he already had his guy in the mind. And the rest of the team did too.

"Sam Burt," Miles called out, as the players echoed his name.

With that, the junior defensive tackle went to the front of the room to learn the news: KU was giving him a scholarship. You can watch it here as his teammates erupted to celebrate with him.

Burt is an Abilene, Kansas native who is in the middle of a transition from defensive end to defensive tackle. Through two years with the Jayhawks, he's mainly played on special teams.