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Syracuse Football: Get To Know Your Orange Man - #76 Kyle Knapp

Name: Kyle Knapp

Position: Offensive Line

Year: Freshman

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 265

Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI

High School: Portage Central

2011 Stats: He blocked some dudes, and didn't give up too many sacks (probably).

2012 Projections: Scout team action, son.

How'd He Get Here?: After starting for three years at Portage Central, the Kalamazoo native took his Syracuse offer over those from Cincinnati, South Alabama (Roll...Jaguars?), Florida International, and around half of the MAC including Akron (duh) and his father's alma mater Western Michigan.

Scout/Rivals Said?: Three stars from both services. It's nice when we all get along.

Money Quote: Kyle's good enough, he's smart enough, and doggone it, people like him!

"I feel like I’m going to work my butt off, and I’m very coachable," he said. "I feel like the biggest thing is definitely my work ethic. If I don’t get it right the first time, I’m going to go out and try to get it right the second time."

Links of Wonder: Syracuse gave Knapp a 24-hour window to commit, and he took the offer.

Marrone Thinks: Nothing from Marrone directly, but he made a good impression on Knapp, who knows Marrone to be full of integrity...integritous? Can we get a ruling on that word?

Knapp, speaking with Orange Fizz, on Marrone:

"He seems like a guy of integrity and a guy who’s not gonna steer you wrong. He’s gonna tell you how it is even if it’s something you don’t want to hear and I like that. I don’t want somebody who is gonna be lying to me."

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: We're all going to be working for Kyle one day. One of SU's biggest selling points for him was the chance to get a degree in Management from Whitman. He was also member of the student council at Portage Central. You can thank him for getting those new vending machines in the fifth floor hallway...

Let Us Get a Good Look Atchya:

I hope this isn't our Kyle Knapp...

kyle knapp backflip (via kyleknapp)

I'm glad this is our Kyle Knapp...

Kyle Knapp Final Senior Video (via yarberry32)