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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #50 LS Aaron Bolinsky

A returning starter for the Orange special teams unit

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Pitt at Syracuse Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Name: Aaron Bolinsky

Position: Long Snapper

Year: Junior

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 224

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.”

Twitterfeed: @aaron53bolinsky

Tweets Of Wonder: The pandemic even has football players craving some normalcy in their lives.

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