Dungey, Slayton to Represent Orange at ACC Kickoff
7/6/2018 10:00:00 AM | Football
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior quarterback Eric Dungey and redshirt senior defensive tackle Chris Slayton will join head coach Dino Babers as Syracuse's representatives at this year's ACC Football Kickoff. The league's annual media event takes place Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19 at the Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. Two student-athletes and the head coach from each of the ACC's 14 member institutions are scheduled to attend.
Head coaches and players from ACC Coastal Division schools will be available on July 18. Representatives from ACC Atlantic Division teams, including Syracuse, are available on July 19. In addition to gathering interviews and sound bites, media in attendance will vote on the preseason All-ACC teams as well as the league's predicted order of finish.
The only active FBS quarterback with 6,000+ passing yards and 1,000+ rushing yards, Dungey holds or shares 12 Syracuse records. He ranks fourth in conference history in total offense yards per game (296.6). In addition, Dungey is the ACC active career leader in quarterback rushing yardage (1,239), touchdown passes (40), total offense (7,711 yards) and rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (20).
In 2017, Dungey led the ACC in completions per game (25.0) and ranked second in the conference in total offense (343.3 ypg) and passing (277.2 ypg). In nine games, he completed 225-of-377 (59.3 pct.) passes for 2,495 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was also Syracuse's leading rusher with 595 yards and nine scores. Dungey was named to the Athlon Preseason All-ACC Third Team in May.
A preseason All-ACC selection by multiple media outlets, Slayton is the Orange's active leader in games started (29), tackles for loss (24.5), sacks (6) and forced fumbles (4). He totaled 28 tackles a season ago, including 8.5 for losses, one sack, one forced fumble and one blocked kick. For his career, Slayton has 83 tackles in 36 games.
Dungey, Slayton and the Orange open 2018 preseason camp in August. The season opener is set for Friday, Aug. 31 at Western Michigan. Syracuse's first home game is Saturday, Sept. 8 versus Wagner.
ACC Announces Student-Athletes Attending 2018 ACC Football Kickoff
July 06, 2018
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Friday the 28 football student-athletes selected by its 14 league schools to attend the 2018 ACC Football Kickoff, July 18-19, at The Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The student-athletes attending the 2018 ACC Football Kickoff are:
Tommy Sweeney, TE, Gr., Ramsey, N.J.
Zach Allen, DE, Sr., New Canaan, Conn.
Josh Jackson, QB, So., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Ricky Walker, DT, Sr., Hampton, Va.
Phil Haynes, OG, Sr., Raleigh, N.C.
Willie Yarbary, DT, Sr., Augusta, Ga.
The ACC Kickoff student-athletes hail from 14 states with four each from Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. There are three from Florida, two each from Mississippi, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and one apiece from Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Oregon and Tennessee.
Two of the student-athletes are making a repeat appearance at the ACC Kickoff – Duke quarterback Daniel Jones and Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey.
Four of the student-athletes earned All-America honors in 2017, including Clemson offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt and defensive end Clelin Ferrell, Duke linebacker Joe Giles-Harris and Miami linebacker Jaquan Johnson.
Eleven of the 28 student-athletes were chosen first-, second- or third-team All-ACC in 2017.
Among the offensive players in attendance will be five quarterbacks, three wide receivers, three offensive linemen, one running back, one tight end and one halfback. Defensively, seven defensive linemen, six linebackers and one defensive back will attend.
Eighteen of the 28 student-athletes are seniors or graduate students, eight are juniors and two are sophomores.