Information For Potential Walk-Ons

March 04, 2008
By SUU Strategic Communication

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Courtesy: SUU Strategic Communications

Prospective Football Student-Athletes

We appreciate your interest in joining the Thunderbird Football Family. 

For students enrolling for the Fall 2015 semester, the next walk-on try-out will be held Monday August 24th at 3:00 p.m. on the football practice fields behind the stadium. 

In order to participate in the walk-on tryouts, you must satisfy ALL of the following requirements. Proof that these requirements have been met will need to be turned into our football offices before the tryout. If these required documents are not turned in before the tryout you will not be allowed to try out. (NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE): 

*Football offices are located in the 2nd floor of the football stadium.

Note: It helps with eligibility issues and delays if tryout participants coming out of high school have signed up through the NCAA clearing house and have taken the ACT/SAT test, with scores posted on your transcripts.


• Be currently enrolled at Southern Utah University in at least 12 credit hours. 

• Provide proof of current health insurance coverage (copy of valid insurance card). 

• Provide proof of a physical exam within the last six months, signed by a licensed physician stating you are physically fit enough to participate in football.

• Transfers from other NCAA institutions must provide a copy of their release from the NCAA institution from which he has transferred. 

All these things must be completed and turned in by 12:00 pm on August 24th, 2015.

The tryout will consist of speed and agility drills as well as some position-specific skill evaluation with Southern Utah's position coaches. The coaching staff will post the results of the tryout by noon the next day on the weight room door. 

It is a good idea to set-up your schedule so that you are finished with class and labs by 2:00 p.m. each day in order to fully participate in all team-related activities, should you earn your way onto the squad.

Thanks again for your interest in joining our football team! If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Fernandez at