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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #10, P Sterling Hofrichter

The ACC’s top punter enters his final season.

NCAA Football: North Carolina at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Sterling Hofrichter

Position: Punter/Kickoff Specalist

Year: (Redshirt) Senior

Height: 5’9”

Weight: 199

Hometown: Valrico, Fla.

High School: Armwood

2018 stats: Hofrichter was second in the conference in punting average (42.9 yards per punt) and earned All-ACC honors following the season. He was the best in the league at pinning punts inside the 20-yard line with 26 on the year, and also had more than 10 punts of 50 or more yards.

2019 season projections: Would expect a good deal of the same from Hof from a punting perspective. He’s the best in the league in terms of pinning teams back and that should continue this fall based on the All-ACC selection he’s already received.

How’d he get here?: No one else offered him despite the fact that Hof was the one of the best punters in the class. Big win for the Syracuse Orange.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars all around. Not bad for a punter, especially.

Money quote: If Dino says it, it must be true.

“Our punter is an NFL punter, write it down. He will kick in the National Football League.”

Twitterfeed: @shofrichter10

Tweets of wonder: How many punters in the country are capable of making tackles and recovering fumbles?

What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: Tisha Sterling appeared in 1968’s Coogan’s Bluff, which also featured Clint Eastwood. In the movie, an Arizona deputy sheriff has to go to New York City to escort a fugitive back West for trial.

Interesting nugget o interest: Hofricther’s actually the third college athlete in his family. Both his sister (Erin) and brother (Jonathan) were swimmers at North Florida and Tampa, respectively.

Let’s get a good look at ya: You’ve seen Hof’s great punts. Here’s him talking a bit.