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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #92, K/P Nolan Cooney

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The forgotten Cooney brother returns to the field.

NCAA Football: Louisville at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Nolan Cooney

Position: Kicker/Punter

Year: (Redshirt) Sophomore

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 202

Hometown: East Greenwich, R.I.

High School: East Greenwich

2017 Stats: N/A, though he was on the Syracuse Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

2018 Projection: We’ll likely see a bunch of the Rhode Island product. He’s currently pegged to handle kickoffs for the Syracuse Orange, and if anything happens to Sterling Hofrichter (please, no), Cooney could also get thrown into action at punter.

How’d He Get Here? Cooney went to prep school for a year, then walked on back in 2016.

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

Money Quote: Apparently football is not Cooney’s first love. “Baseball’s my favorite sport. There’s nothing like it for me. Being healthy enough to catch is just awesome.”

Twitterfeed: @nolancooney1

Tweets of Wonder: While battling cancer this offseason, Syracuse quarterback Rex Culpepper has had a resource in Cooney, who also fought testicular cancer when he was in high school.

What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him? Is there a movie about Trevor Cooney and the rest of the Cooney brothers yet? If not, then let’s try 2010 film “Conviction” stars Hilary Swank and is set in Rhode Island, where Cooney’s from. Swank puts herself through law school to help her brother use DNA testing to appeal his murder conviction.

Interesting Nugget O’Interest: Nolan’s mother, Janice, is a Syracuse alum. Also, along with football and baseball, Nolan also played soccer in high school.

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