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This new walk-on continues a family tradition
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Name: Nate Erickson
Position: Defensive Back
Weight: 190 lbs.
Hometown: Greene, NY
High School: Greene
2019 stats: Played quarterback and defensive back at Greene where he was a three-time MVP and two-time first-team All-State selection In his HS career, Nate intercepted nine passes.
2020 projections: Will likely redshirt and help on the scout team this Fall as he acclimates to the college game.
How’d he get here?: Both of Nate’s parents are Orange alums. His father Dan was an offensive lineman for Syracuse from 1986-1990 and his brother Luke was a running back in 2017-18.
What’d recruiting sites say?: They knew the family bonds were too strong for Nate to look anywhere else.
Money quote: Nate lets his actions speak for themselves.
Twitter feed: @nate3erickson
Tweets of wonder: Want to know a fast way to win our heart?
— Nate Erickson (@nate3erickson) March 17, 2018
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: We’re going to go with “On the Waterfront” starring Marlon Brando and featuring long-time television actor Leif Erickson. The movie won 8 Oscars and Dino will use the message of standing up for what’s right to help his team to work together for the greater good.
Interesting nugget o’interest: While we mentioned his family’s history above, we didn’t tell you that Nate’s mother Kelly Larkin was a first-team All-American field hockey player for the Orange.
Let’s get a look at ya: We’ve got your Hudl video ready to roll.