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Syracuse football legend Dwight Freeney named Pro Football Hall of Fame Semifinalist

One step closer to immortality

Syracuse Orange v Pitt Panthers Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images

While we got wrapped up in the Syracuse Orange coaching news last week, we want to make sure that we didn’t neglect this any longer.

Syracuse legend Dwight Freeney made the cut for the next round of Pro Football Hall of Fame candidates. This is the second straight year that Freeney has made the semifinalist list. If selected for Canton early next year, Freeney would become the 9th Syracuse alum to be enshrined in the Hall.

Freeney played 218 games in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks. He finished his NFL career with 125,5 sacks and was a three-time All-Pro selection.

He will be officially inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in a ceremony tonight in Las Vegas so maybe this will be a warm-up speech for this summer.