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Get To Know Your Orange Man - No. 78, OL Jason Emerich

Jason will be an extremely big piece in the offense's success this season.

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Name: Jason Emerich

Position: Offensive Line

Year: (Redshirt) Senior

Height: 6'3''

Weight: 284

Hometown: New Ringgold, Pennsylvania

High School: Blue Mountain

2015 Stats: Played in all 12 games at center, starting the last 10. Had five knockdown blocks versus LSU last season.

2016 Projections: He's the starting center and it would be surprising for anything different.

How'd He Get Here?: Played in high school at Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania. Came to SU and redshirted in 2012. Played in 10 games (mainly on special teams) in 2013. Moved up to second string in 2014, starting two games on the offensive line. Became starter in Week 3 in 2015, and has started ever since. Enters the season on the Rimington Trophy Watch List, an trophy awarded to the nation's best center.

What'd Recruiting Sites Say?: Rated 2 stars by Rivals.

Money Quote: "We're going to be the best-conditioned team in America, according to the coaches."

Twitterfeed: @jason_emerich78 (private account)

Tweets of Wonder:

What does Babers Think of Him?: No quotes from the new coach as of yet.

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Jason is also the President of the Syracuse University Chapter of Uplifting Athletes, a national group of college football players working together to raise awareness and funding for rare diseases.

Let's Get a Good Look Atcha: How about a point by point breakdown on how to snap a football?