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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #41, LS Joey Kelly

An experienced long-snapper back for season three.

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

Name: Joey Kelly

Position: Long Snapper

Year: (Redshirt) Freshman

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 212

Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.

High School: Brophy College Prep

2020 stats: Kelly was the backup last year to Aaron Bolinsky and made the Syracuse Orange travel roster but did not see the field.

2021 projections: Will once again head into camp looking to challenge Bolinsky for the starting job.

How’d he get here?: Was offered a preferred walk-on role after former Syracuse special teams coach Justin Lustig watched him in action.

What’d recruiting sites say?: No ranking

Twitter feed: @kelly_jo3y

Tweets of wonder: This is one way you can go from 192 to 212 pounds in two years. The other way is eating lots of donuts but that won’t help your long-snapping.

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Dino goes with 1974’s “Three the Hard Way” which stars Jim Brown, Jim Kelly and Fred Williamson doing what they do best- kicking ass.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Joey is carrying on the Syracuse special teams tradition of leadership in the SU chapter of Uplifting Athletes

Let’s get a look at ya: Time for some long-snapping highlights.