Name: Aaron Bolinsky
Position: Long Snapper
Hometown: Frackville, PA
High School: North Schuykill
2019 Stats: Played in all 12 games serving as the long snapper for all kicks. Bolinsky recorded two tackles and had one forced fumble.
2020 Projections: Bolinsky will return as the starting long snapper. With the graduation of Sterling Hofrichter, having an experienced snapper will help whoever takes the starting punter job.
How’d He Get Here?: He accepted a preferred walk-on opportunity and joined Syracuse in January 2018.
What’d Recruiting Sites Say?: Wasn’t listed by recruiting sites.
Money Quote: Back when he committed Bolinsky was aware of the important role he could play at Syracuse
“Special teams is a very vital part of the game of football,” Bolinsky said. “You come down to the very end of the game, you’re down by one or two points, you need a good snap to make that field goal. If you don’t, chances are you may lose the game. I feel that being a long snapper is a great way to see the field.”
Tweets Of Wonder: The pandemic even has football players craving some normalcy in their lives.
Day 58 without football: ran through a smoke bomb so I know what it feels like to run through a stadium tunnel again.— Aaron Bolinsky (@aaron53bolinsky) May 9, 2020
What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: Dino’s going with the Paul Newman classic “The Hustler”. The message here is that sometimes you have to get humbled before you climb back to the top.
Interesting Nugget O’Interest: When Aaron was only seven months old he was diagnosed with infantile spasm disorder, a rare seizure disorder which was treated before his first birthday.
Let’s Get A Good Look Atcha: Accuracy is key for a long snapper