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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #97, DE Cody Roscoe

Re-familiarize yourself with the Lone Star State standout.

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Name: Cody Roscoe

Position: Defensive Line

Year: Senior

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 260 lbs.

Hometown: Houston, Tex.

High School: Heights

2020 stats: In his first year on campus, Roscoe played in all 11 games on the defensive line for Syracuse. He collected 20 tackles, including six for loss (two sacks), plus three quarterback hurries and a forced fumble.

2021 projections: Since the line’s the same as it was last season, we’ll probably see Cody plug in pretty similarly. He’ll play end and serve a crucial role in run-stopping that would really take some onus off the linebackers. With a better group overall on defense, we could see his numbers jump up in his final college season.

How’d he get here?: Roscoe was a standout at FCS-level McNeese State, then headed up north after the team’s head coach Sterlin Gilbert moved on to take over as offensive coordinator at ‘Cuse last year.

What’d recruiting sites say?: As a high school prospect, he was a two-star, with offers from a handful of FCS squads.

Money quote: This sort of quote, which Roscoe provided to last year, is exactly what you like to hear. People are saying SU might have the best education in the nation, and who are we to doubt them?

“I just fell in love with Syracuse because there’s so much that they offer. It was so much more than football: a great education, one of the best, if not the best in the nation... It was an opportunity I felt like I couldn’t pass up. It was too perfect.”

Twitter feed: @scoe_ix

Tweets of wonder: Perhaps Cody thought people were exaggerating when they talked about how cold Syracuse is, and how late it can snow there? Glad it didn’t deter him from sticking around.

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Perhaps you’re familiar with Disney’s 1988 animated film Oliver & Company, which features “Dome legend” Billy Joel, among other standout actors — including Roscoe Lee Browne, who plays Francis.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Among his many accomplishments while at McNeese State, Cody set the school’s single-game record for pass break-ups with six in a contest vs. Houston Baptist in 2019. That’s pretty impressive for anyone, but especially a lineman.

Let’s get a look at ya: Check out the brief glimpses you can of Roscoe in action when he initially arrived at McNeese (for some reason, not seeing any tape from last season).