Name: Seamus Shanley
Position: Offensive Guard
Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.
High School: West Genesee High School
2013 Stats: Seamus appeared in one game (Wagner).
2014 Projections: He's currently third on the right guard depth chart, so not a whole lot of playing time is expected for Seamus. On the bright side, this is what happens when you have a ton of offensive line depth and returning starters every year.
How'd He Get Here: Seamus is a walk-on (the other reason he hasn't received/won't receive a ton of playing time just yet. He's also the son of Officer Joe Shanley, who you're likely familiar with.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Nada. But that's not a problem.
Money Quote: "After seeing all of the students who showed up in support, it inspires me to realize how much of an impact my father has had on the community... His number one priority is taking care of this campus and every single student that attends Syracuse University." - Seamus, after SU students rallied around his dad.
Links Of Wonder: Shanley could potentially win himself a scholarship next season, but he's not the only walk-on aiming for one. A look at all of the SU players who could receive a coveted scholarship.
Twitterfeed: Check it out over at @scshanle.
Tweets Of Wonder: Seamus retweeted the following a couple weeks ago...
If you don't belt this every time it comes on, we can't be friends. pic.twitter.com/s7mjUClQnW— Brains and Beauty (@_brainy_beauty) April 28, 2014
What Does Shafer Think Of Him: Coaches haven't really mentioned Shanley, though I'd imagine he's Shafer's type of player.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: As you'll notice above, Seamus has a pretty magnificent mane of hair. But it wasn't always that way...
Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: Seamus's high school squad won the Section III Class AA Championship in 2011. Speaking of that game, here are some highlights...