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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #33, RB Mario Escobar

Escobar season has returned

NCAA Football: Syracuse at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Mario Escobar

Position: Running Back

Year: Freshman

Height: 5’9”’

Weight: 180 pounds

Hometown: Melville, NY

High School: St. Anthony’s

2020 stats: Played running back, wide receiver and defensive back while also returning kicks for St. Anthony’s.

2021 projections: There isn’t a lot of room in the Orange backfield so look for Mario to be part of the scout team as he redshirts.

How’d he get here?: Chose the preferred walk-on opportunity with the Syracuse Orange after receiving interest from Ivy League schools.

What’d recruiting sites say?: No rankings

Money Quote: Mario is staying very under the radar

Twitter feed: @mario_escobarjr

Tweet O’Wonder: Let’s check out this quick clip from preseason camp

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: If We’re going with “The Two Escobars” which tells the story of how Pablo Escobar’s drug cartel helped make Colombia’s soccer team a World Cup contender. That is until Andres Escobar committed a mistake which cost more than a game.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Kenny Atkinson former head coach of the Brooklyn Nets is also an alum of St. Anthony’s. (Ed. note: Not as important, but John also attended the school for a year)

Let’s get a look at ya: Here’s some high school highlights