Name: Luke Erickson
Position: Running back
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Greene, N.Y.
High school: Greene
2018 stats: None, served as a reserve running back.
2019 projection: The Syracuse Orange are pretty deep at the position this year and, after adding in freshman runner Jawhar Jordan, Erickson is probably set for another year on the bench.
How’d he get here?: Erickson had offers from Colgate, Penn and Georgetown before tearing his ACL in the final game of his high-school career. After their interest dwindled, Erickson reached out to Syracuse and the two decided to join forces.
What did recruiting sites say?: Nada
“I always loved Syracuse football growing up so when I injured my knee and other schools started to back off with recruiting, I just put my name out to the staff.”
Tweets of wonder: Luke’s initial announcement that he was headed to ‘Cuse —
What movie would Dino recommend for him: Any of the three from the original trilogy of Star Wars. Y’know, “Luke” mentions and all.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Both of Erickson’s parents are former Orange athletes. His mother, Kelly, played field hockey from 1988-91 and was a 1991 NFHCA First Team All-American while his dad, Dan, was an offensive lineman for the football program.
Let’s get a good look at ya: