Southridge’s Seger Earns Full Football Scholarship With Ball State (with VIDEO)

Muncie (Ball State University) – Fifth year senior Kyle Seger has always been one of the hardest workers on the team since he joined the Ball State Cardinals football squad in 2012. However, he was never one of the 85 scholarship players on the roster until that changed Friday evening at a team meeting.


At the end of a long day that included practice, lifting and position meetings, the team gathered in the new team meeting room in the Venderly Football Center to play a game called ‘The Cardinal is Right.’ Director of Player Personnel and On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator Tilmon Clark, aka ‘Clark Barker,’ was the game show’s host.

Several players were selected to ‘come on down’ to the front of the room and play – junior QB Jack Milas, senior S Martez Hester, junior OL Pat Maloney, senior LB Aaron Taylor and Seger (pronounced SAY-ger). Each player selected had to face the audience and guess the word or words that were on the screen behind him. Fellow teammates from the same position group were tasked to get the contestant to say the word, similar to Taboo.

When it came time for Seger’s turn, the words on the screen were, ‘You have earned a full scholarship.’ The rest of the team, which did not know about scholarship offer, then mobbed and congratulated Seger.

“It was a special moment because it’s been a lot of hard work and a long four-and-a-half years to get to this point,” Seger said. ”

Seger, hailing from Huntingburg, Indiana, is a role player for the Cardinals who sees snaps on the defensive line and on special teams. He not only works hard on the field, but also is one of the most dedicated players in the weight room.

“The success Kyle is going to have on the field this year can partly be attributed to the work he has put in in the weight room, not just this year but every year he has been here,” Director of Strength and Conditioning for Football Ben Armer said. “His motivation and dedication in the weight room during the offseason is just about unrivaled.”

Seger is expected to earn his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Ball State this December.

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