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Syracuse Football: Get To Know Your Orange Man - #61 Eric Morris

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Let's keep the Get to Know... train rolling. Today, we look at special-teamer Eric Morris.

Player: Eric Morris

Number: #61

Position: Long Snapper

Year: Senior

Height: 5'9"

Weight: 227

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA

High School: Royal High School

2011 Stats: Played in all 12 games as SU's short snapper

2012 Projections: Unless someone can usurp Eric for the short snapper job, he should hold onto that position this season.

How'd He Get Here?: Morris is originally from California, but he came out to New York before attending Syracuse. Morris studied at SUNY-Morrisville before transferring to SU.

What'd Scout/Rivals Say?: Neither have rated Morris.

Money Quote:

A man who knows the feeling of defeat can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to #WIN

Links of Wonder: Here is a Ventura County Star article about Morris from this past fall.

What Does Doug Marrone Think?: According to that article, the coaching staff made Morris the starting field goal snapper just two weeks before the first game, so obviously Marrone and company have a lot of confidence in the walk-on.

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: A year later, Morris is still an absolutely prolific Inspirational Tweet Tweeter. If you need your daily dose of good vibes, follow the man.

Let Us Get a Good Look Atchya: Here's Eric, getting after it on the tire flips.

350 lb tire flip (via Mocuse42)