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Get To Know Your Orange Man - No. 59 OL Aaron Roberts

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Here's what you should now about the Chicago-born Offensive Lineman.

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Name: Aaron Roberts

Position: Offensive Guard

Year: (Redshirt) Sophomore

Height: 6' 4"

Weight: 300

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

High School: De La Salle Institute

2015 Stats: Aaron played in three games as a reserve guard last year, seeing action on 34 snaps and recording three blocks.

2016 Projections: He is listed as the Syracuse Orange's starting left guard on the post-spring depth chart.

How'd He Get Here?: Aaron turned down offers from Illinois, Ball State and New Mexico to attend the University of Syracuse. He then made a last-minute decision to instead spend his college career at Syracuse University.

What'd Recruiting Sites Say?: Aaron received three stars from Rivals, ESPN, and 24/7 Sports.

Money Quote:

"I think that's what makes everyone stronger, knowing we've all been through hard times but we're here grinding together. That's what really makes a team special."

Links of Wonder: Aaron didn't start playing football until his freshman year of high school and quickly grew into a great run blocker.

Twitterfeed: @D1_Roberts

Tweets of Wonder: We'd rather you not be bitten by snakes, Aaron...

What Does the Coaching Staff Think of Him?: They obviously think pretty highly of him based on his supposed starting role at the left guard position. The two players listed behind him are both redshirt freshmen, so he has a good shot at being a full-time starter.

Interesting Nugget O' Interest: Aaron lost two close friends to gang violence before his junior year of high school and he's used these tragedies to fuel his own fire to succeed on the football field.

Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: Check out the MaxPreps highlights of Aaron below.