Posted: 2:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013
By Dan Lyons
Name: Hassan Olufemi Aliyu
Hometown: Baldwin, NY
High School: Baldwin
2012 Stats: Did not play in any games
2013 Projections: Probably more of the same, unless he gets some special teams time. Femi is listed fourth on the depth chart at middle linebacker.
How'd He Get Here?: Made the team during spring try-outs as a freshman.
What'd Scout/Rivals Say?: N/A
Money Quote: Femi's old twitter feed is no longer with us, and what appears to be his new account is private, so we're recycling Femi's girl advice from the last two years. Apologies everyone, I know you were excited for new Femi-isms.
"Like mike tyson and robin givens, the strongest man can be brought down by an evil woman....(but i think u sweeter than sweet)"
What Does Shafer Think: Apparently the team likes him, since he was allowed to run the 10th Mountain Division flag out in the game against Rutgers.
Walk-on linebacker Femi Aliyu carries out the 10th Mountain Division flag and leads the Orange out into a hostile chorus of boos— Syracuse Football (@syrfootball) October 13, 2012
Interesting Nugget O'Interest:Femi's a legacy. His mother, Olubukunola Phillips Aliyu graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1979.
Let Us Get a Good Look Atchya: We used to have highlights from Femi in high school, but they are no longer on Youtube. For shame. He does pop up in the occasional action shot from practice though, like this one.