Name: Mike Midkiff
Position: Long Snapper
Weight: 190 lbs.
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
High School: Air Academy
2018 stats: Played wide receiver and defensive back in addition to serving as long snapper.
2019 projections: Will battle fellow freshman Joey Kelly to serve as Aaron Bolinsky’s back-up.
How’d he get here?: Chose the Syracuse Orange as a preferred walk-on.
What’d recruiting sites say?: He was ranked the #59 long snapper in the country by Kohl’s Kicking Camp
Money quote: Based on his profile at Kohl’s it seems like Syracuse might have found another special teams contributor through their walk-on recruitment
Midkiff has great power on his snaps and was able to show consistent location during the like aspect of camp. He finished the charting session with an average snap time of .68 seconds and will see his snapping improve when he keeps his motion under control.
Tweets of wonder: If you’re a long snapper and you didn’t do the #bottlecapchallenge this summer what were you doing?
What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: We’re going with Iron Eagle as Louis Gossett, Jr helps a son launch a rescue mission to save his Air Force father who has been captured behind enemy lines.
Interesting nugget o’ interest: Mike’s father and grandfather both played football for the Ball State Cardinals.
Let’s get a good look at ya: Here’s some footage of Mike in action