Something I find very funny within college athletics is the connotations that surround the term "walk-on". Some of them are good and some of them are certainly bad. For instance, oftentimes when fans observe walk-on players, they tend to assume that these players lack the talent, intelligent or desire that many student-athletes who earned scholarships possess. It is a common
misconception that these players are majorly inferior to their heavily recruited counterparts simply because they went unnoticed.
On the other hand, many witnesses to the spectacles of college sports agree that walk-on players are some of the hardest working and most passionate, determined individuals on any team in any sport. Today, which tallies 52 days until the start of a new Purdue football season, the folks at Hammer & Rails happily salute the latter notion about the backbone of college sports programs that is walk-on athletes. To make a story short, I will profile #52 Henry Lorenzen, a walk-on Center from Canada and, no doubt, quite an interesting character.
Sadly, most walk-ons work their asses off to climb to incredible heights seemly unattainable to most humans and then later peter out like the wind, their amazing and intriguing journeys going untold. However, today I will not let such deeds go to waste. I am here to ensure that the odd and exciting story of Henry Lorenzen will be heard by many.