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Get to know your Orange Man: #35, P Sterling Hofrichter

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PUNTER LEGACY CONTINUES

NCAA Football: Syracuse-Dino Babers Press Conference Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Sterling Hofrichter

Position: Punter

Year: (Redshirt) Sophomore

Height: 5’9”

Weight: 196 lbs.

Hometown: Valrico, Fla.

High School: Armwood High School

2016 stats: In his first season replacing demi-god Riley Dixon, Hof averaged 42.7 yards per punt on 77 punts. Outside of a couple hiccups here and there, he was about as steady as they come (especially for someone that wasn’t really a punter before). He made third-team All-ACC as well.

2017 projections: Hofrichter may be the best punter in the ACC already, and should improve on the already strong numbers he was able to post as a redshirt freshman. Also, if Cole Murphy can’t get the job done at kicker, he may take over that position too.

How did he get here?: The Syracuse Orange were the only team to offer, somehow.

What’d recruiting sites say?: He was seen as a three-star prospect by most services, and was one of the top 10 kickers AND punters in the country.

Twitter feed: @shofrichter10

Tweets of wonder: Boooooooooo

What Movie would Dino Babers recommend for him? While Hoftichter isn’t THE Hoff, he’s a Hof. So Babers might recommend he watch this summer’s Baywatch film. David Hasselhoff’s in that, albeit as a minor character.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Both of his siblings are athletes as well. His sister swam at the University of North Florida, while his brother swam for University of Tampa.

Let’s get a look atcha: It’s impossible to replace Riley Dixon, but Sterling talks about how he’ll try to.