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Get to know your Orange man - No. 16, QB Zack Mahoney

Mahoney is an incredibly likable player who should hold a significant role for the Orange this season.

NCAA Football: Clemson at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Zack Mahoney

Position: Quarterback

Year: Junior

Height: 6-2

Weight: 206 lbs

Hometown: LaGrange Park, Ill.

High School: Lyons Township

2015 Stats: Threw for 535 yards and seven touchdowns in eight games last season.

2016 Projections: Mahoney is listed as the backup to Eric Dungey on the depth chart, but that doesn’t mean he won’t see time. With the up-tempo Dino Babers offense, you could see Mahoney out there in relief quite a bit.

How’d He Get Here: Mahoney started his college career in junior college prior to joining the Orange. At the College of DuPage, Mahoney threw for nearly 2,000 yards and 18 touchdowns.

What’s Recruiting Sites Say: Mahoney was not rated by major recruiting sites.

Links of Wonder: Read’s Chris Carlson tell the story of how the NCAA’s convoluted rulebook prevented Mahoney from raising money for a little girl with cancer.

Twitterfeed: @poaggy16

Interesting Nugget O’Interest: Zack’s brother Spencer is a professional baseball player currently playing for the Pulaski Yankees.

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