Central New Yorkers know the name Eric Dungey for his time at Syracuse. The famed quarterback donned the orange from 2015-2018 and has his name all over the SU record books. Now, Dungey is getting back to his playing ways by joining The Spring League, a professional developmental football league.
“It’s been an incredibly difficult year for a lot of people,” Dungey said. “From a playing career standpoint, it’s been incredibly frustrating… I’ve been doing everything I can to stay ready, stay in shape.”
Well that perseverance has paid off as Dungey will be playing a six-week season for the Blues in the TSL. The season begins on May 6 and runs until June 19. The league is split into two divisions– North and South. The North will be hosted in Indianapolis, Indiana and the South is in Houston, Texas. If you’d like to cheer on Dungey, all games will be broadcasted on FOX.
“I’ve always kind of had the odds against me,” Dungey said. “I’m ready to go. I’m excited to play some football.”
“I lost my father halfway through the season,” Dungey said. “They let me go home to be with my family when my father passed. It was a very, very difficult decision because obviously I want to play, but at the end of the day football is here and there, family is forever and I wanted to make sure I could be with them. From that standpoint, it kind of limited my playing opportunity.”
Since then, Dungey has been working out every day and training with former Houston Roughneck Offensive Coordinator Chris Miller. They have been preparing for The Spring League, where Dungey says he was to learn, become a better player, and get some tape to show professional teams.
“I want to be coached, I want to be taught,” Dungey said. “I’m never going to be the ego guy… Knowledge is power, as Coach Babers always used to say.”
Dungey and the Blues make their The Spring League debut on Friday, May 7 at 9:30 PM on FS1.
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