Ball State’s super cool video the other day was game show style, and Eastern Michigan may have one-upped that.
As head coach Chris Creighton was speaking to his team, a couple of campus police vehicles came in to interrupt the scene. One officer holding a manilla envelope asked to speak to Blake Banham, a redshirt-sophomore running back.
Police interrupt Eastern Michigan University Football practice.https://t.co/KM4Lp9j0OF— EMU Football (@EMUFB) August 14, 2016
When Banham approached, the officer congratulated him for his on, and off, the field performances and gave him the good news that he'd be on scholarship for his final three years at EMU.
Banham played in all 12 games last year with one start in the season opener against Old Dominion. Banham carried the ball four times for 27 yards, six catches for 28 yards. He's mostly a special teams player for the Eagles; he had 20 kickoff returns for 399 yards and eight punt returns for 76 yards.
Currently, Banham is one of the backup running backs to Shaq Vann, fighting for playing time there against Breck Turner and Ian Erikson .