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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #24, LB Anwar Sparrow

Looking to see him flying up and down the field (sorry I had to).

Florida State v Syracuse

Name: Anwar Sparrow

Position: Linebacker

Year: Freshman

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 223 lbs

Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.

High School: Salem

2020 stats: Cuse.com says that he didn’t play in any games, but has a picture of him playing in a game, so I’m not really sure.

2021 projections: Sparrow put on 20 pounds from last year and looks to make an impact moving forward. Likely not breaking into the core, he should see special teams run and some possible snaps in the three-deep.

How’d he get here?: He took an official to Lousiville and had offers from Appalachian State and Norfolk State. Due to some qualification issues, he had to wait until after NSD and 2020 in general was a weird year, so we’re glad he ended up in Orange.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars on 247sports, two stars on Rivals.

Money quote: Sparrow knew coming in he wasn’t going to walk into playing time:

“I know I have to work for my playing time but I’m pretty sure I will get playing time if I work hard,” Sparrow said. “A lot of times, I know where the ball is going.”

Twitter feed: @AnwarS12_

Tweets of wonder: Would you like to see intensity? This is intensity.

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: It was mentioned last year, but you must listen to the tale of Captain Jack Sparrow. We’re opting for 1963’s Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece The Birds though.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Continuing my Olympic trend as we edge closer, Virginia Beach, his hometown, is also the hometown of former gymnast and medalist Gabby Douglas. The three-time Olympic gold medalist took home medals in 2012 and 2016.

Let’s get a look at ya: Hudl.