Scott Shafer announces 2014 SU football captains
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:55:28 GMT —
As promised, the SU football team voted for captains following the Fort Drum trip, as the entire team cast their votes on Sunday.
Scott Shafer revealed the results on Monday after practice, saying that 20 players received votes, with 14 of them getting more than one.
Four stood out though, just like in their SU careers, as running back Prince-Tyson Gulley, offensive lineman Sean Hickey, outside linebacker Cameron Lynch and long-snapper Sam Rodgers were announced as the official 2014 captains.
"I was really excited with the way the votes came out," Scott Shafer says. "I thought there was a lot of maturity in the way that the votes came across, I was pleased with the kids voting Sam Rodgers."
Rodgers, not as well-known as the other three, is the team's long snapper, and has become a leader in the locker room and on the field in his time with the Orange.
Gulley was the Pinstripe Bowl MVP in the team's win over West Virginia. Hickey is on the Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award Watch Lists as the leader of the Orange offensive line.
Lynch has played since he was a freshman, with 146 career tackles and 10 sacks in his career thus far. He says while being a captain means the group will make the final executive decisions, he wants the rest of the upperclassmen and senior class to act as a democracy and lead as a group.
The Orange open up their season against Villanova on August 29th in the Carrier Dome.