A lot of times walk on players are fringe guys. Often on the practice squad and if things go well on special teams. If they play well enough they earn a scholarship but usually that takes awhile.
That's not the case ot Kyril Threats.
He played prep ball at Canisius and made some real noise. He was a participant in the Rosters set for 36th annual Kensington Lions all-star football game where he recovered a fumble in the first quarter that gave his squad great field position. He was also an All State athlete.
He took that passion to Erie Community College. In his second year with the Kats Threats had 46 tackles a sack and an interception.
Then he transferred to UB. Rather than sit on the bench or be relegate to special teams duty he found a place quickly in 2014.
He played in all 11 games, even making a start. In his first division one season Threats had 20 tackles, four tackles for loss and three sacks on the season. That effort got the walk on a scholarship from Lou Tepper.
This year through eight games Threats has 7 tackles while playing behind Brandon "Crunch" Berry.
The psychology major has taken a long road to his UB graduation and hopefully still has a lot to show on the field as he was not on the Bulls' last Bowl game roster. One more win and he can finish his winding career with a trip to the post season.