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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #40, RB Nicky Clifton

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 15 Florida State at Syracuse

Name: Nicky Clifton

Position: Running back

Year: Freshman

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 217

Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.

High School: Ensworth (via Kent School)

2018 stats: At Connecticut’s Kent School, Clifton ran for 106 yards on 25 carries, with one touchdown (all in one game). MaxPreps stats are weird, but this is what we have available. He had 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior at Ensworth.

2019 projections: It seems likely that he’ll get a redshirt, but he may be good enough to potentially work his way into the running back conversation (or at least playing special teams) down the road.

How’d he get here?: Picked the Syracuse Orange back in February, who offered him as a preferred walk-on.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Was the 77th-best recruit in Tennessee back in 2018, but no stars at the time.

Twitter feed: @nickyclif10

Tweets of wonder: You can find quite a few clips of touchdown runs from his high school days.

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Certainly not the best selection from Adam Sandler’s heyday, but perhaps Little Nicky is worth a viewing for the name association alone here.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Among the notable alums from Ensworth is current Cleveland Browns running back Orleans Darkwa.

Let’s get a look at ya: Some senior year highlights if you didn’t get enough from the tweet earlier.