Three CSU walk-ons earn scholarships

Aug. 23, 2012

By Stuart Buchanan
Athletic Media Relations

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - On Thursday senior quarterback M.J. McPeek, senior running back Mark Woodbury and sophomore kicker Jared Roberts were awarded scholarships by Head Coach Jim McElwain.

“In keeping with the traditions Colorado State football is known for, these guys have earned scholarships because of their contribution to the team in a positive manner, both with their play and their leadership,” said McElwain. “Those three guys, Mark Woodbury, M.J. McPeek and Jared Roberts, have really done a great job for our team.

McPeek, a transfer from Kansas State, played high school football at Rangeview in Aurora, Colo. He joined the Rams in 2009 and has been a key member of Colorado States practice squad since.

The 6-foot-4, 236-pound quarterback will likely back-up Garrett Grayson during the 2012 campaign.

Woodbury, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound product out of Chico, Calif., transferred to CSU from Butte College in Oroville, Calif. There he won a national junior-college championship.

Roberts, a stand-out soccer player at J.K. Mullen High School in Denver, Colo., has been competing all

McPeek and Woodbury were voted by teammates as members of the Rams Leadership Council.  The leadership council acts as a link between the coaching staff and the players.