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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #38, DB AJ Calabro

Let’s meet one of the defensive backs.

Syracuse v Maryland

Name: Name: AJ Calabro

Position: Defensive back

Year: (Redshirt) Freshman

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 198

Hometown: Farmingdale, N.J.

High School: Saint John Vianney

2019 stats: Calabro did not appear in any games for the Orange.

2020 projections: He’ll be in the mix for special teams roles, like many other redshirt sophomores and juniors not on the two deep depth chart.

How’d he get here?: The walk-on chose to come to ‘Cuse over much smaller stadiums at Wagner and Pace.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Nothing, which will be all the more sweet when he has his special team moment at some point over his ‘Cuse career.

Money quote: His athletic director from High School spoke of Calabro’s motives for ‘Cuse over other preferred walk-on destinations, and the kid is a smart cookie, literally.

Twitter feed: @AJ_Calabro

Tweets of wonder: Looks like Calabro is getting some video editing work in while at ‘Cuse.

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Scrolling through Calabro’s Twitter feed, the kid is a Steelers fan (hell yeah!) and since he’s pretty young, he needs to watch the Dark Knight Rises to see Hines Ward do something he never did in the NFL: return a kickoff for a touchdown.

Interesting nugget o’interest: While Tommy DeVito may give off the Staten Island vibes of the Orange (RIP Shutdown Fullcast), Calabro was the Orange actually born there.

Let’s get a look at ya: Here’s Calabro from 2019 in an Oklahoma drill at practice, stuffing other walk-ons.