Name: Ryan Kisselstein
Position: Offensive linemen
Year: (Redshirt) Sophomore
Weight: 331 lbs.
Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.
High School: Corcoran
2019 stats: Saw the field for the first time in his career vs. Western Michigan, playing center for the second unit. Those were his only snaps, however.
2020 projections: He was not on the two-deep depth chart that was released back in March, so TBD if he can find his way onto the second unit. Perhaps special teams is a bit more likely.
How’d he get here?: Walked on back in fall 2018. Initially, he was going to play tight end for Alfred University at the D3 level. But his local team, SU, was interested so that was that.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Nothing. Booooo.
Money quote: Ryan didn’t really see a football future for himself until a couple years ago. Per his chat with Syracuse.com back in 2018.
“Last year, I didn’t really see myself going anywhere for football. Then I started getting talked to by a few coaches. My senior year, I just figured why not go all out.”
Tweets of wonder: Football isn’t the only sport where Kisselstein excelled. Here’s his baseball prowess on display, too.
What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: Kevin Corcoran played Arliss Coates in 1957’s “Old Yeller.” You don’t need to be told what the film’s about, but maybe younger kids (like SU’s current players) aren’t as familiar with the story.
Interesting nugget o’ interest: Corcoran has produced other Orange players in the past. The most notable? Will Allen, who wound up having a pretty impressive career as a cornerback before becoming a first-round NFL Draft pick. No comment on what happened after his NFL career...
Let’s get a good look at ya: Some high school highlights from Ryan’s days at Corcoran —