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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #50, LS Aaron Bolinsky

Your starting long snapper returns!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Pitt at Syracuse Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Name: Aaron Bolinsky

Position: Long Snapper

Year: Junior

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 216 lbs.

Hometown: Frackville, Pa.

High School: North Schuylkill

2020 stats: Just another banner year for Bolinsky, who once again snapped to some of the country’s top special-teamers, Andre Szmyt and (All-American) Nolan Cooney. It was the third straight season Bolinsky has snapped to an All-American.

2021 projections: More of the same. Bolinsky’s great, and Syracuse special teams is also pretty great as a result.

How’d he get here?: He came aboard as a preferred walk-on back in 2018.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Nothing, for reasons unknown given the work he’s put in with the Syracuse Orange.

Money Quote: Bolinsky should give speeches to new special teams players when they get to campus.

“Special teams is a very vital part of the game of football. You come down to the very end of the game, you’re down by one or two points, you need a good snap to make that field goal. If you don’t, chances are you may lose the game. I feel that being a long snapper is a great way to see the field.”

Twitter feed: @aaron53bolinsky

Tweet of wonder: LONG. SNAPPING. VIDEO.

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Everyone knows Aaron Paul for his work as Jesse in Breaking Bad, but he’s done plenty of other things. Among them, Need For Speed, which stars Paul as Tobey Marshall — a mechanic framed for a crime he didn’t commit.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Perhaps you remember the “bottle cap challenge” that occurred on the internet around 17 lifetimes ago? Well, Bolinsky was pretty good at it.

Let’s get a look at ya: Here’s the sort of video that got Aaron a look from Syracuse and potentially some other schools as well.