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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #93, K Jeffrey Chan

The preferred walk-on is further from home than any other player on the roster.

NCAA Football: Central Michigan at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Jeffrey Chan

Position: Kicker

Year: (Redshirt) Freshman

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 187

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

High School: Punahou

2017 Stats: N/A — he redshirted

2018 Projection: Not banking on him getting involved this year, but you never know. If Sterling Hofrichter isn’t cutting it as the Syracuse Orange’s placekicker, perhaps the competition’s opened up a bit more.

How’d He Get Here? No Division I offers, but when fellow Hawaiian native Dino Babers came through with the preferred walk-on opportunity, he was sold.

What’d Recruiting Sites Say? Not much, which is still fine.

Money Quote: “I still love my islands,” Dino told West Hawaii Today last year.

Twitterfeed: @jeffechan

Tweets of Wonder: Like I mentioned, if Hofrichter’s not working out as a kicker (not banking on that...), Chan could get a shot.

What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him? Disney Channel original “Johnny Tsunami.” The 1999 film shows a Hawaiian surfer move to snowy Vermont and apply his skills to become a great snowboarder. Don’t know if Jeff surfs, but Syracuse and Vermont do have similarities.

Interesting Nugget O’Interest: SU Athletics believes Chan is the first Hawaiian in program history. That’s pretty cool, if true.

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