BOULDER, CO – OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Off the field, there may not be a more emotional moment for a college football player than getting a scholarship letter as a walk-on. Ahead of the 2019 season, Texas went the extra step to make the moment extra special for two special players.On Wednesday, Texas revealed a video of two players being told that they were now on scholarship. In a playful ruse by the team, walk-on linebacker Cort Jaquess was invited on stage to give a slideshow presentation.After Jaquess was done with the presentation, an extra slide was shown, revealing that he and fellow walk-on linebacker Russell Hine were now on scholarship.The reaction from their Texas teammates was immediate, as they rushed to Jaquess and Hine to embrace them. You’re on scholarship! Congratulations @RussellHine24 & @jaysoncort89! 🤘🤘🤘🤘#ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/vLlpFxkfKx— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) August 15, 2019The two Texas walk-ons were then invited to the stage, where they both expressed their thanks for the opportunity.In an emotional moment, Jaquess reflected on how a privilege it was to play on scholarship for Texas just as his father once had.Hine also thanked everyone, and gave a special shoutout to head coach Tom Herman.The UT Football Walkons Twitter account later announced that specialist Justin Mader also earned his scholarship.🚨SCHOLARSHIP ALERT🚨We had THREE of our boys earn scholarships today. Cort Jaquess, Russell Hine, and not pictured (because specialists don’t matter apparently) Justin Mader. All are more than deserving and we couldn’t be happier for each of them.🤘 #WalkOnWednesday https://t.co/BcOXKP6Zei— UT Football Walkons (@ut_walkons) August 15, 2019Congratulations to Texas’ three new scholarship players!
“The Secretary-General briefed the King about his meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, in which he appealed to them to put an end to the continuing violence in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Israel,” indicated a readout issued by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson.He also reiterated the importance of reducing tensions at the holy places in Jerusalem and called for upholding the status quo in line with previous understandings between Israel and Jordan, and with respect to Jordan’s special role.The UN chief’s visit to the region comes in the wake of an uptick in violence since early September. A series of ever-more deadly clashes between Palestinians and Israelis, including Israeli security forces, has marked much of October, with incidents reported in more than 50 different locations, including in East Jerusalem, Ramallah, Hebron, Bethlehem, Jenin, Tulkarm and Nablus.