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Syracuse Daily Links - Jay Bromley's, Drew Allen's Untold Stories

Just when you thought the Syracuse media couldn't do anymore heart-wrenching stories on Syracuse football players, they unleashed two of them on the same day -- one about defensive lineman Jay Bromley and backup quarterback Drew Allen.


Finding family: Once abandoned, Bromley finds home, companionship en route to Syracuse football stardom | The Daily Orange
Bromley speaks from the heart. His biological mother abandoned him when he was 3 months old. His father was charged with murder when he was 5 months. His grandmother, who took care of him for the first 13 years of his life, died the summer before he started high school, and Rudy, the closest thing he had to a father figure in life, died in February.

Syracuse defensive tackle Jay Bromley is following through on his goal to be among ACC's best |
Through five games, the senior from Jamaica, N.Y., is tied for fourth in the ACC with five sacks and eight tackles for loss. He is also tied for the ACC lead with two forced fumbles.

Maxwell Football Club Expands Watch Lists | Jay Bromley Added
Syracuse defensive linemen Jay Bromley was added to the watch list after a solid start to the season.

Drew Allen's bond with special-needs brother instilled patience to handle role as backup |
After a re-recruiting process that came down to the Wolfpack and the Orange, Allen chose Central New York because of his connection with the coaching staff and realistic opportunity to win the quarterback spot left vacant by Ryan Nassib. He loved both schools and both programs; he could have chosen and enrolled at either. But seven interceptions later and Allen will be on the sidelines watching. He is the starting quarterback for neither.

Syracuse's Jim Boeheim looks back at his playing days at Lyons Central High School |
"That was a good team,'' Boeheim said as he looked at the photo. "We were pretty good.''

Syracuse basketball evaluations: B.J. Johnson (video) |
His coaches suggest he needs to get stronger and bulkier. But Johnson packs a valuable element in his slender frame: The left-hander can shoot the basketball.

Syracuse football: What you need to know about N.C. State |
N.C. State has done solid work against the run so far this season, and an experienced defensive front warrants some of the credit. The Wolfpack has plenty of size in the middle with T.Y. McGill and Thomas Teal, and starting end Art Norman has a team-high three sacks through five games.