Name: Travon Burke
Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.
High School: Corcoran High School
2013 Stats: Appeared in 11 games last season after switching to fullback in camp. Still, no offensive stats, but he did record one tackle against Maryland.
2014 Projections: He's second on the fullback depth chart, though who knows if that means much.
How'd He Get Here: Despite being one of the best players in Central New York following his high school career, he did not receive any offers. He walked on with Syracuse in 2011.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Nothing.
Money Quote: According to last year's "Get to Know..":
"My first plan is to graduate. After that, if football is still here, then I’d love to do it. But if not, I just want to be a successful person that can take care of his family."
Links Of Wonder: Great story about how Burke landed at Syracuse and how he's making his own way while there.
Twitterfeed: He hasn't tweeted in some time, but his feed is @TravonBurke.
Tweets Of Wonder: We used this last year, too. But this is still highly entertaining:
Yo wrestling is so fake lol can't believe I'm watching dis— 32TRA-DAWG (@TravonBurke) July 19, 2013
What Does Shafer Think Of Him: I don't know. Probably good things. He usually likes guys who work their way onto the team.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest:Travon's a big fan of the Knicks. So there's something he and I have in common, sadly.
Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: Here's some fun highlights from Marqez in high school...