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Syracuse Football: Amba Etta-Tawo invited to NFL Scouting Combine

Attaboy Amba!

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Syracuse wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo has been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, SU Athletics announced on Wednesday. Etta-Tawo is one of 57 receivers on the official invite list released by the NFL.

A graduate transfer from Maryland, Etta-Tawo produced the most prolific receiving season in Syracuse history, despite catching passes from three different quarterbacks. Etta-Tawo set or tied 10 school records, including the Syracuse single-season records for receptions (94), receiving yards (1,482), receiving yards per game (123.5) and most 100-yard receiving games (7). He also tied the SU single-season record for touchdown receptions with 14, including a school-record five against Pitt on Nov. 26.

Etta-Tawo was a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist and ranked second in the country to winner Dede Westbrook of Oklahoma in receiving yards, and third in catches.

Etta-Tawo was also invited to the Senior Bowl, and impressed in practice, but was unable to participate after suffering a dislocated finger. He is currently projected to be drafted as early as the third round.

Other Syracuse football players who have participated in the NFL Scouting Combine in recent years include: punter Riley Dixon, defensive end Ron Thompson, safety Durell Eskridge and offensive tackle Sean Hickey.