Colorado State has a proud tradition of walk-ons having success, from the school's all-time leading rusher Steve Bartalo to former All-American Keli McGregor to former NFL safety John Howell. Walk-ons continue to fill roles as the Rams prepare for the 2012 football season, according to The Coloradoan.
On Tuesday, new coach Jim McElwain welcomed six new non-scholarship players to the roster, including JUCO transfer Calvin Tonga.
The report says it's not expected that any of the walk-ons will make the cut for the final 85 roster spots, but precedent is certainly there with the Rams to go from walk-on to team staple. Senior linebacker James Skelton, the team's second-leading tackler last season, also began his season as a walk-on.
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