clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Get To Know Your Orange Man - #5, DE Luke Arciniega

Get to know Luke Arciniega, who has switched from the linebacker position to defensive end.

Name: Lucas "Luke" Arciniega

Position: Defensive End

Year: Redshirt Junior

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 247

Hometown: Sparks, NV

High School: Spanish Springs High School

2014 Stats: Arciniega was awarded a medical redshirt after suffering a season ending injury only four games into the season. He did record four tackles and one sack on the season.

2015 Projections: With a depleted defense from a season ago, Arciniega has made the transition from linebacker to defensive end. Although not a big change, Arciniega figures to earn a lot of time at defensive end this year opposite Donnie Simmons.

How'd He Get Here?: Long story! But we've got time. Arciniega initially attended the University of Nevada but left because of injury. He then attended junior college in California before committing to Syracuse over BYU, Memphis and Miami.

What'd Recruiting Sites Say?: Rivals said he was a three star recruit while Scout rated him at two.

Money Quote: On his strengths at defensive end,

"That's going to be my advantage, hopefully speed rush and just being quick off the edge."

Links Of Wonder: It looks as though Arciniega has a junior on the way.

Twitterfeed: @Luke_Arciniega

Tweets Of Wonder:

What Does Shafer Chuck Bullough Think Of Him?: On switching to defensive end,

"It's exciting because he's actually picked up defensive end real quick from day one. Obviously he's never played there but there are some things he just did naturally, which is exctiing."

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: His sister, Alex, played softball at the University of Nevada.

Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: