Syracuse Football Training Camp Position Preview: Running Back

Heisman candidate

Sean Tucker (RB1): In 2020, Tucker averaged 69.9 yards per game. With 739 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns, Tucker’s impressive freshman season paled in comparison to his stunning sophomore year, which included over a dozen awards and nominations. In 2021, his 1,496 rushing yards, nine 100-yard rushing plays, and seven consecutive 100-yard plays all became program records. In the first nine games of the season, Tucker led all college football in rushing yards and might have been on track for a Heisman had it not been for the season-ending roadblock. With LT Matthew Bergeron retaining his place on the offensive line, Tucker should still have the best chance of overtaking 99% of college football for a second straight season. The accolades didn’t end last season, as Sporting News’ Second Team All-American designation could be the first of many this year. It’s probably safe to say Tucker is RB1 for Syracuse on Sept. 3 when Louisville comes to town.

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