A valuable member of the UCLA offense was awarded for his efforts as former walk-on tight end Greg Dulcich was given the honors on his birthday, announced by UCLA.
Happy birthday and congratulations to walk-on TE @Greg_Dulcich on earning a full scholarship! #GoBruins pic.twitter.com/GVQDtHHzMS— UCLA Football (@UCLAFootball) March 27, 2020
Dulcich logged eight receptions for 105 yards and a score while four of his other receptions moved the chains for a first down a season ago. He presents an interesting mismatch in the secondary as he’s a big target for QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson but also has nimble feet after the catch to make defenders miss.
Dulcich ate up the yards after the catch in his limited time last year and looks every bit like a player who still has something to prove.
It’s clear that the coaching staff including his position coach — Derek Sage — have thoroughly enjoyed his presence on the team since he walked on in 2018.
What a birthday for this #PlayMaker as a former walk on myself, I’m so up for you & your family....& can’t wait to get back on the field w/this TE unit ASAFP!!! #Family #4sUp #TEs https://t.co/vCsj11SJ4A pic.twitter.com/xNyMxO9lMz— Coach Sage UCLA (@CoachDSage) March 27, 2020
Coach Sage — we hear ya.
We can’t wait to see you and your tight end unit on the field as soon as f****g possible as well.
And yes, if that names look familiar to you that coach Sage quote-tweeted, it’s because Coach Todd Wolfson is the head basketball coach at St. Francis High School where Dulcich played both sports.
Dulcich was a three-star recruit coming out of high school so this move shouldn’t come as a surprise. He’ll definitely be needed to bolster the depth and the experience in a young tight end room this fall.
Congratulations, Greg! And happy birthday!