Name: Matt Keller
Position: Long snapper
Hometown: Willow Street, Penn.
High School: Penn Manor
2017 stats: He appeared in all 12 games as a critical member for punts and placekicking.
2018 projections: Expect him to have the starting long-snapper position once again. He should appear in all 12 games (and hopefully 13!).
How’d he get here: After receiving interest from Texas Tech, UNC, and Louisville, there Syracuse Orange were the only ones to offer him a scholarship.
What did recruiting sties say: Both scout and rivals gave him two stars. Not bad for a long snapper.
Money quote: Matt talked about No. 47 and the important players that wore it before him like Sam Rodgers and Rob Long.
“I knew how important the number was to those guys. I don’t really take it lightly. Sam and Rob did great things for the program.”
Tweets of wonder: Not going to lie, this is pretty cool.
Penn Manor alum, current Syracuse long-snapper Matt Keller shares his football journey on this week's Inspirational Athletes podcast. LISTEN on LancasterOnline: https://t.co/XC0enDDaUp— John Walk (@JWalkLNP) December 27, 2017
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What movie would Dino Recommend: The 1997 drama Good Will Hunting. What more could you ask for other than Boston accents, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Robin Williams?
Interesting nugget o’interest: Keller was ranked as the no. 1 long snapper in his class entering college, per Kohl’s. No, not that Kohl’s.
Let’s get a good look at ya: Z60 on campus did a profile on Matt in 2016. foo