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Alabama walk-on tight end earns scholarship prior to 2019 season

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Giles Amos has always been a hard worker with a bright smile. 

The native Georgian had a way of making me laugh, especially as a freshman, upon him coming into a store that I worked at three years ago.

A fun-loving individual, Amos and a few teammates (walk-ons and starters) came to see me, ordered smoothies and even took time for some photos with me, before returning home to watch film and catch up on team meetings. 


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Mac Hereford, one of Amos’ teammates, shared a post on Twitter about the tight end being a monster on the field and he was not joking.

After toiling through his career as a walk-on, big news came to Amos and his family on Tuesday. 

Head coach Nick Saban and the University of Alabama rewarded his work ethic with an athletic scholarship, per a post from Tua Tagovailoa’s Instagram page.

Amos joins the likes of former standouts Michael Nysewander, Jamey Mosley and Levi Wallace among others to earn a scholarship after showing dedication and leadership as a walk-on.  

The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder was described as “tough” by Saban, and he sees Amos contributing to the team this season. Aside from Miller Forristall, the Tide lacks big game experience from its tight end group.

Despite the potential of Jahlel Billingsley (freshman) and Cameron Latu (redshirt freshman) improving, the unit is still not where Saban would like for it be. 

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Amos’ determination has paid off and Alabama fans should be excited to watch him play. 

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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