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Get To Know Your Orange Man - #29, RB Devante McFarlane

Hey, you should probably "Get to Know..." Devante McFarlane today!

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Name: Devante McFarlane

Position: Running Back

Year: (Redshirt) Sophomore

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 197

Hometown: Wheatley Heights, N.Y.

High School: Half Hollow Hills West High School

2013 Stats: Played in all 13 games last season, running the ball 48 times for 292 yards and a touchdown. Also caught four passes for 40 yards. He made 13 tackles on special teams and returned 10 kicks as well.

2014 Projections: Devante moves up a spot on this year's depth chart (to third), though due to PTG's injury last season, he spent a good amount of time there anyway. Expect him to serve a larger overall role in the offense even without injuries. If last year was any indication, he has a great combination of speed and size that will prove pretty useful out of the backfield.

How'd He Get Here: He said 'no thank you' to Vandy, Kent State and "New York's State College Team," the Buffalo Bulls.

What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Three stars!

Money Quote: According to last year's "Get to Know..":

"Wherever they put me, to help contribute to the team, that's good for me."

Links Of Wonder: Scott Shafer and George McDonald were both very impressed by him last spring. You'd have to assume that'll continue to be the case given his production in year one.

Twitterfeed: His Twitter profile stays pretty active over at @DevanteM2

Tweets Of Wonder: I don't really listen to the radio, but I'd also think Devante's request here seems pretty fair:

What Does Shafer Think Of Him: "I wanted to see what George and Devante could do because at that point in time, there's still some good football players out on that field. I wanted to see those two young guys, see what they did, see what their eyes looked like after they got lit up a couple times." - Shafer, following the Florida State game last season.

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Devante grew up just a few minutes away from my hometown, Deer Park, N.Y. His high school was much better at football than ours was...

Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: Couldn't locate video from last season -- however, here are some great clips from his high school career: