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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #82, WR Damien Alford

Looking to be the breakout member of Canada’s College Team

NCAA Football: Clemson at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Damien Alford

Position: Wide Receiver

Year: Freshman

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 210 lbs.

Hometown: Montreal, Que.

High School: MacArthur

2020 stats: Played in five games his first freshman season. He recorded one catch for three yards. For those keeping track, that’s three yards per reception.

2021 projections: With a full season and offseason in the Syracuse Orange program, it is hoped that Alford will have a breakout year on the outside. While Taj Harris and Anthony Queeley are penned in for the receivers, Alford should be a compliment with his size on the outside. The hope is he can get some snaps and mix up the looks available for the Orange this year.

How’d he get here?: Miami, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia and others were on the recruiting trail after him.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars all around.

Money quote: During the recruiting cycle, he had some prime words about the Orange program and how he fit in.

“The ambiance of the campus. I went and visited the major I want to do. Everything just felt right in the moment. I definitely came to the conclusion that I wanted to make my decision right there and then.”

Twitter feed: @damienalford5

Tweets of wonder: Mostly inactive since last year, this one’s pretty relevant.

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Going for the deep cut again, but have to go with the 1995 cinematic masterpiece Major Payne. Damien Dante Wayans played a cadet opposite his uncle Damon Wayans in the eponymous role. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a great look back at early nineties cinema.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Damien headed to McArthur High in Broward County for his last seasons of high school ball. McArthur was home to one of the best “name team” baseball players of the late 80s and early 90s in Oddibe McDowell. McDowell was a Golden Spikes winner and Olympic silver medalist.

Let’s get a look at ya: Highlights from his senior season up north.