Syracuse picks up faceoff specialist for Class of 2014

first_imgLess than a month after being overpowered by Duke faceoff specialist Brendan Fowler in the national championship, Syracuse may have found its answer to the ongoing problem at the X — only he won’t arrive for another year.Max Parker, a rising senior at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, Fla., committed to the Orange on Saturday, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Parker won almost 75 percent of his faceoffs as a junior for state champion Lake Highland. SU hasn’t had a player lead the team in faceoff wins and win at least 50 percent of his faceoffs since Danny Brennan won 214 in 2008.Midfielder Chris Daddio led Syracuse with 77 faceoff wins in 2012 and 115 in 2013. He will likely reprise his role as the Orange’s top faceoff man in 2014, his senior season. SU won just 9-of-30 faceoffs in the national title game against the Blue Devils and 24-of-91 overall in four NCAA tournament games. Comments Published on June 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson buys offensive linemen $12K each in Amazon stock

first_imgRussell Wilson recently became the NFL’s highest-paid player, but he hasn’t forgotten about who protects him.The Seahawks quarterback signed a four-year, $140 million extension with Seattle earlier this month. To celebrate, he then gifted each of his offensive linemen $12,000 in Amazon stock. “Every Sunday we go to battle together. You sacrifice your physical and mental well-being to protect me, which in turn allows me to provide and care for my family. Now it is my turn to return the favor, I would not be where I am today without you working to be great day in and day out.When I sat down to think of ways to honor your dedication a dozen different ideas came to mind. Some were flashy, some were cool, but I wanted to give you something that had a lasting impact. Something that would affect the lives of you, your family, and your children.”Wilson settled on $12,000 as an homage to the number 12, which the franchise has retired in honor of its fans, according to a report from The Seattle Times.Wilson has played the entirety of his seven-year career in Seattle and has said he wants to be a “Seahawk for life.” He threw for 3,448 yards and a career-high 35 touchdowns in 2018, leading his team to a 10-6 record and a second place finish in the NFC West standings behind the Rams. Wilson spent a total of $156,000 on 13 teammates, according to a TMZ Sports report. Each lineman also received a letter from Wilson.Wilson wrote:  Related News Seattle went on to fall to the Cowboys in the Wild-Card Round of the playoffs.center_img Josh Rosen trade rumors: Are Dolphins interested in dealing for the Cardinals quarterback? Russell Wilson wants to be a ‘Seahawk for life’last_img read more