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Syracuse Football: Get to Know Your Orange Man- #31 Clay Cleveland

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Name: Clay Cleveland

Position: Fullback

Year: Junior

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 236

Hometown: Boxford, MA

High School: Phillips Academy.

2011 Stats: Clay played in nine games, all on special teams.

2012 Projections: He's a walk-on, so...personal protector?

How'd He Get Here?: Like most walk-ons, Cleveland was a big-time high school player in a small-time league, though he did receive some interest from Dartmouth, Princeton, Miami (OH) and UConn. Ultimately, he made the right decision to come to SU prior to the 2010 season and has probably been getting the snot kicked out of him ever since. We should all be so lucky.

What did Scout/Rivals Say?: Again, walk-on.

Money Quote: On is college options...

"I told (Syracuse) they were my first choice if I didn't get into an Ivy."

Links of Wonder: Here's a story on Clay from when he committed to SU.

What Does Marrone Think?: I'm not sure HCDM even knows the kid's name. Clay is likely just "#31".

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: His cousin, Cousin, Rob Petitti, plays for the Carolina Panthers after a college career at Pitt.

Let Us Get a Good Look Atchya: No footage of Clay, so we're throwing the meme machine into wayback mode: