CLEMSON – Football has been Roman Fry's passion since he was a boy. He's loved it, embraced it and…
Notebook: Whaley, Peterson, Beckman
It's a day four former walk-ons will always remember. Since head coach Jim Tressel arrived in 2001, Ohio State has a history of rewarding hard-working walk-ons with scholarships. And on Tuesday, sophomore center Tyler Whaley, junior running back Trever Robinson, senior fullback Ryan Franzinger and senior wide receiver Derek Harden were all elevated to scholarship status. Elevated could also be used to describe Whaley's mood on Wednesday when he met with reporters. "They announced it (Tuesday) in the team meeting that four of us were lucky enough to get on scholarship and it was just a huge honor and thrill," Whaley said. "I came in with Trever Robinson, so I'm real happy for him. And I'm real happy for a couple of seniors like Derek and Ryan as well." Soon after Tressel's announcement to the team, Whaley called home to deliver the good news. "Oh yeah, called my mom right away, my parents," he said. "I called her as soon as I got out to the car and she went from yelling and...
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