Name: Airon Servais
Position: Offensive Line
Year: (Redshirt) Senior
Hometown: Green Bay, Wisc.
High School: Ashwaubenon
2020 stats: Servais started all 11 games for the Orange, the first three at left tackle, the rest at right tackle. This was the fourth straight season that he started every game, with 48 consecutive starts. Per PFF.com he graded out at a 50.3 for run blocking on the season and a suboptimal 43.6 for pass blocking.
2021 projections: The sixth year veteran looks to be the right tackle starter if last year is to be believed. That said, he will need to improve on a relatively rough 2020 in order to maintain that spot. If he can stay healthy and keep improving, especially under the tutelage of new coach Mike Schmidt, he may be able to hold on to his starting spot and finish out a solid career in Orange on a high note.
How’d he get here?: Servais was Dino Babers’s first commitment in Orange. He had offers from Eastern Michigan, Wyoming and a few Ivy League schools.
What’d recruiting sites say?: 3 stars all-around.
Money quote: Servais is looking to push himself this season more than prior, and get the ship righted.
“After many discussions with family, friends and coaches, I have decided to use the extra year of eligibility and return to Syracuse to finish my college career... This season left much to be desired and I’m more motivated than ever to push myself and my teammates to be better.”
Twitter feed: @AironServais68
Tweets of wonder: After last year, Servais is working on some hand technique to help out on that outside pass rush.
Outside Hand Knockdown— Paul Alexander (@CoachPaulAlex) January 12, 2021
This is perfect INDEPENDENT HANDS tech by @aironservais
Well done Airon, Syracuse Junior pic.twitter.com/3G7eaRGoGn
What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: Actor/stuntman Airon Armstrong did stunt work on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises from 2012. The finale of the Nolan trilogy has it’s highs and lows, but we can look to see Servais’s Orange career end with the good guys emerging victorious, like the caped crusader did.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Servais, grew up a few blocks away from the legendary Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. Not a bad location to cultivate a lifelong love of football.
Let’s get a look at ya: As always, it’s still impressive to watch someone finish off a Rubik’s Cube like this.