Sargent, a 6-foot-2, 230-pounder from Chesterfield, Mo., lined up at both fullback and linebacker for the Rams last season and was moved this spring to defensive end.
He was in on seven tackles last year, including four solo stops, primarily on special teams.
"Very high level of character, outstanding student," CSU coach Steve Fairchild said in a news release issued Wednesday. "In spring ball, he earned a lot of playing time in our defensive-line rotation, and I won't be surprised to see him playing regular downs this fall. We're very proud of him. He's very deserving of this honor."
The memorial scholarship was established earlier this month to honor McGregor, a former walk-on who became an All-American tight end at CSU in 1984 and played in the NFL before moving on to a successful career in the Colorado Rockies baseball club's front office, where he rose to president. McGregor died unexpectedly April 20.
The scholarship is designed to inspire football players at CSU to display the kind of work ethic, dedication and diligence, on the field and in the classroom that made McGregor so successful.
Fans wishing to contribute to the endowed scholarship may do so online at https://advancing.colostate.edu/mcgregor.
This story written by the Fort Collins Coloradoan staff.
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