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The Fizz’s 2021-22 Syracuse Football Preseason Awards

Tis the season! After a disappointing football campaign in 2020, the Orange are back to try to prove the doubters wrong and win some games. Syracuse has a lot of returning faces, but a couple new names that could have a big impact.

Before the season gets underway, we here at the Fizz wanted to hand out our Preseason Awards. Each staff member had their own ballot. Then, we tallied up the votes for an averaged-out group decision. Check them out below:

Jaron May

Team MVP: Sean Tucker

Best Offensive Player: Taj Harris

Best Defensive Player: Mikel Jones

Most Improved: Garrett Williams

Best Newcomer: Duce Chestnut

Matt Bonaparte

Team MVP: Sean Tucker

Best Offensive Player: Sean Tucker

Best Defensive Player: Mikel Jones

Most Improved: Garrett Williams

Best Newcomer: Duce Chestnut

Brad Klein

Team MVP: Sean Tucker

Best Offensive Player: Sean Tucker

Best Defensive Player: Garrett Williams

Most Improved: Tommy DeVito

Best Newcomer: Chris Bleich

Ian Unsworth

Team MVP: Sean Tucker

Best Offensive Player: Sean Tucker

Best Defensive Player: Mikel Jones

Most Improved: Anthony Queeley

Best Newcomer: Duce Chestnut

John Eads

Team MVP: Taj Harris

Best Offensive Player: Taj Harris

Best Defensive Player: Mikel Jones

Most Improved: Marlowe Wax

Best Newcomer: Duce Chestnut

Cam Ezeir

Team MVP: Garrett Shrader

Best Offensive Player: Sean Tucker

Best Defensive Player: Kingsley Jonathan

Most Improved: Luke Benson

Best Newcomer: Duce Chestnut

Carter Bainbridge

Team MVP: Josh Black

Best Offensive Player: Taj Harris

Best Defensive Player: Josh Black

Most Improved: Luke Benson

Best Newcomer: Duce Chestnut

Fizz Preseason Awards

Team MVP: Sean Tucker (4)

Best Offensive Player: Sean Tucker (4)

Best Defensive Player: Mikel Jones (4)

Most Improved: Luke Benson (2) and Garrett Williams (2)

Best Newcomer: Duce Chestnut (6)

Agree or disagree with our takes? Tweet at us @OrangeFizz with your preseason awards!

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