Name: Ethan Fischler
Position: Wide receiver
Year: (Redshirt) Sophomore
Hometown: Orinda, Calif.
High School: Miramonte
2019 stats: Actually wasn’t part of the team last year, but he’s back now.
2019 projections: After a year off, he’s probably starting from scratch to some extent. As a walk-on looking up at a stacked Syracuse Orange wide receiver depth chart, his most likely route to playing time is on special teams.
How’d he get here?: Was offered a preferred walk-on spot back in January 2018, and he’s been at SU ever since.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Nothing, it would appear.
Money quote: Ethan was part of a big comeback in the North Coast playoffs back in high school, and talked about the effort after the game —
“This was easily the craziest and most unbelievable game I’ve been a part of. We never gave up and hats off to El Cerrito for a great, well-fought game.”
Twitter feed: @ethanfishcler
Tweets of wonder: Here’s spring ball from last year, before Ethan stepped away for a bit.
Oklahoma drill No. 1: the defense dominated today. Here’s walk-on DB AJ Calabro coming downhill to make a couple stops on walk-on Ethan Fischler. Then a front of Zach Morton, Shaq Grosvenor and Drew Tuazama clogs the hole on third down. pic.twitter.com/vmngN6Kg4K— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) March 28, 2019
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Ethan Hawke played Hopper Senior in 2016’s “The Phenom,” a film about a pitcher who uses psychotherapy to get through some struggles on the mound. It’s a sports movie that deals with how people cope and eventually triumph over their fears. Sounds like something a coach would pick.
Interesting nugget o’interest: There are quite a few notable people from Ethan’s hometown of Orinda, but we’ll focus on one of the sports personalities: former Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey, who’s now the Bills’ quarterbacks coach.
Let’s get a look at ya: Here’s some Fischler tape from high school.