Name: Alex Hodgkinson
Hometown: London, U.K.
High School: Latymer Upper School
2014 Season: Did not play, though he did make the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2015 Projections: Unlikely, due to the glut of kickers on the roster already (Cole Murphy, Ryan Norton and Sterling Hofrichter are also in the fold).
How'd He Get Here: Walked on back in 2013.
What Did Recruiting Sites Say: Rivals and Scout aren't really scouring the United Kingdom for football talent. But even so, he wasn't a prospect at al.
Money Quote: Alex Hodgkinson: Go-getter.
"In America, I’m out of my comfort zone, so I have this sort of this innate energy. I know it sounds cliché but it just comes out from me. And whereas back in London I may be relaxing more, here I’m kind of always on the go and I don’t seem to burn out because I just have this kind of fire in me."
Links of Wonder: Sean makes sausage jokes because... of course. His Nunesbucks offer still stands for anyone who takes a picture of a sausage/hot dog purchase from Alex's food cart, by the way.
Tweet of Wonder: For a short time, we had no clue who Alex was or where he came from. Obviously not the case anymore...
There is an Alex Hodgkinson in the Syracuse student directory. He could be the mystery #36 kicker— CuseNation.com (@SyracuseOnScout) November 2, 2013
What Does Shafer Think of Him: Classic Shaf:
"We've got a kid from London. I don't know much about him. He's a good-looking kid. I don't know if he can kick it through those uprights or not, but we've got depth if nothing more."
Interesting Nugget O' Interest: He's a classical civilization major. There's a cliche here that you sort of walk right into. Still: good for you, Alex!
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