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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #36, NT/FB Chris Elmore

He quickly became a fan favorite, so what’s in store for Elmore in 2018?

NCAA Football: Middle Tennessee at Syracuse Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Chris Elmore

Position: Fullback/Defensive Tackle

Year: Sophomore

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 289

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

High School: Phillips Academy

2017 Stats: Chris carried the ball 23 times for 56 yards and one touchdown. His most effective game was against Middle Tennessee when he had eight rushes for 28 yards.

2018 projections: Right now Elmore’s listed as the Syracuse Orange’s backup at nose tackle, but his versatility should see him continue to get snaps on offense where he can be effective in short yardage situations as a blocker or runner. Unlike last year, I think Elmore will see most of his action on defense and he’s the type of athlete who can be a disruptor up front.

How’d he get here: He was initially committed to the Western Michigan Broncos, but after P.J. Fleck left for Minnesota Elmore re-opened his recruitment. He chose Syracuse over Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Ball State, Buffalo, Miami (OH), Wyoming and Florida Atlantic.

What’d recruiting sites say?: 3 stars across the board

Money Quote: Clemson’s got some incredible defensive lineman but Dabo was impressed by what Elmore was doing last year

“They’ve got a 290-pound running back,” Swinney said. “That’s just crazy.”

Twitterfeed: @ChrisElmore36

Tweets of wonder: In case you were wondering why Chris’s feed is mostly retweets and not photos/videos of him working out, let him explain it to you.

What movie would Dino recommend for him: Dino’s going to recommend “Predator”. A remake of the 1987 classic comes this Fall and the tagline “Nothing like it has ever been on earth before.” is very fitting for Syracuse’s 290 lb running back/nose tackle.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Chris competed for his high school’s track team as a hurdler and now I’d really like to see him line up for a meet while he’s at Syracuse.

Let’s get a good look at you: Here’s a video from Elmore’s senior year from the HEROH Foundation which gives you a little more about his background and what he overcame to get to Syracuse