From Korea to Walk-on to Husker Starter
Football was the last thing on Seung Hoon Choi's mind when he was growing up in South Korea. But when he moved to Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 14, he eventually found himself on a football field - first at Lincoln Christian High School, and later as a walk-on at the University of Nebraska.
Now, the 6-foot-2, 295-pound Choi is a walk-on no more - he's got himself a scholarship with the Cornhuskers.
All that was left was to share the news with his family back in South Korea.
According to ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg:
When the phone rang early Sunday morning in Seoul, Yu Mi Chu responded like any parent would. She worried.
Her son never called home at 4 a.m.
"She thought I got in some kind of accident," Choi said.
Choi quickly put his mom at ease. He had good news. Nebraska had awarded him a scholarship. No accident.
"They said they're proud of me," Choi said. "That was the best part."
There's a long history of former walk-ons playing for the Huskers. This season alone there's a chance Nebraska will start three on the offensive line - Choi, junior guard Spencer Long and senior center Justin Jackson.