SOUTH BEND, Ind., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The excitement escalated when Brian Kelly unveiled Notre Dame's Shamrock Series uniforms on the body of Josh Anderson, but the coach was just getting warmed up.
After cheering for the colorful threads, the team erupted when Kelly announced the fifth-year senior running back Anderson would be given a scholarship.
"(Anderson is) a senior for us that has done everything we've asked over the last five years," Kelly told ESPN. "He's taken more hits than any one of our backs. He's a scout-team player. He's done everything. He's a great student. Well-respected by all of his teammates and we had an available scholarship and as a senior he deserved it so I brought him out to announce the Under Armour uniforms and I had him instead of the big mannequin, I had him dressed in the Under Armour uniform."
"He didn't know he was getting a scholarship. So the guys were pretty charged up. He had the Under Armour -- I said: You know, this is a great model. Matter of fact, he's such a great model -- I said, Josh, take your helmet off -- he models everything that I think is right about a Notre Dame football player. At that time I announced he was gonna get a scholarship, and the guys were excited. It was a good moment."
What would make our players react like this? Find out at 10AM! https://t.co/fZpxjSw24l— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 13, 2015
A value of a full scholarship at Notre Dame is $64,000, according to Business Insider.