Name: Zack Lesko
Position: Tight End
Year: (Redshirt) Senior
Weight: 227 lbs.
Hometown: Solon, Ohio
High School: Solon
2019 stats: Lesko made his SU debut playing with the kickoff return team against Western Michigan, but he picked up an injury in that game and didn’t play the rest of the season.
2020 projections: Tight End is one of the most saturated positions on the roster, so offensive snaps for Lesko may be rare. Hopefully he can see more time on special teams this season.
How’d he get here?: He originally joined Syracuse as a preferred walk-on in 2016, but transferred to Chattanooga for the 2017 season. Lesko returned to the Orange for the 2018 season.
What’d recruiting sites say?: No sites offered any rankings for Lesko
Money quote: Lesko may not be on the defensive side of the ball anymore, but this analysis from Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey might show why he’d be a valuable special teamer.
A couple big hits on his highlights show that Lesko fits the bill as a “ramrod-type” guy that SU head coach Dino Babers targets at outside linebacker.
Twitter feed: @Zack_lesko
Tweets of wonder: Like many of us, Lesko was sad to hear that Sam Heckel wouldn’t be returning for his redshirt senior season in Orange.
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Perhaps a bit cliche here, but “Invincible” is always a great movie to emphasize the importance of special teams on any football roster.
Interesting nugget o’interest: I mentioned that Lesko moved to tight end from the defensive side of the ball. He originally joined the orange as an outside linebacker and defensive end.
Let’s get a look at ya: Ol’ faithful - the high school tape.