Sunday, November 16, 2008

Senior Spotlight: FB Tony Fiammetta, Syracuse

A jack-of-all-trades, Fiammetta is a versatile weapon who can play fullback, H-Back and even a little tight end. The senior isn’t known for rushing the football – he had just three carries as a junior and four so far this season – but is an invaluable member of the Syracuse offensive attack. Under new offensive coordinator Mitch Browning, the Orange have been productive running the football. Fiammetta may not be the classic in-the-box, battering ram-type of lead blocker, but he gets the job done and possesses more athleticism than the average fullback. Tailback Curtis Brinkley is having a breakout season – his 1,060 yards rank second in the Big East – and Fiammetta has played a major role, clearing many a path for him. While much of his production does not make it into the stat sheet, Fiammetta has recorded 14 receptions this season, including his first career touchdown two weeks ago in the team’s 28-21 upset over the Louisville Cardinals in the Carrier Dome.

Photo Credit: College Press Box (Syracuse University Athletics)