Name: Andrejas Duerig
Position: Offensive line
Year: (Redshirt) Junior
Hometown: Lowell, Ind.
High School: Mount Carmel
2017 stats: Duerig was all over special teams last year, playing in 12 games across the field goal/PAT unit, the punt team and kickoff team.
2018 expectations: Could be a lot more of the same — which is still pretty critical to the Syracuse Orange continuing to improve on the special teams front. SU’s starting offensive linemen are pretty set already and most of the reserves are as well.
How’d he get here?: Duerig picked an offer from the Orange over interest from programs like Toledo, Western Michigan, Buffalo and (potential 2018 access bowl participant) FAU.
What was he rated: He had three stars, and 247Sports saw him as one of the nation’s top 100 guards.
Money Quote: From 2016’s entertaining “Foe”-rensics series from the Key Play (prior to Syracuse upsetting Virginia Tech):
“Alryk Perry and Andrejas Duerig moonlight at Renaissance Festivals”
Tweets of wonder: I’ll bring this one back from last year since it references one of the classic Adam Sandler films from when he was still funny.
When you have a two and a half hour long stats class for days a week for the next three weeks.... pic.twitter.com/g3RDari7qq— Andrejas Duerig (@AJDuerig) May 23, 2017
What movie would Dino recommend?: “A Clockwork Orange” fits for a number of reasons. First of all, ORANGE, duh. Second, Carl Duering plays Dr. Brodsky in the film. Duering is close to Deurig. The names are both German. You follow what I’m getting at here, no?
Interesting nugget o’Interest: Duerig attended Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, the same school that produced Syracuse star Donovan McNabb.
Let’s get a look at you: Let’s roll that high school footage...