Syracuse Football: Amba Etta-Tawo’s Career Will Forever Be Remembered

The Syracuse football team struck gold when they molded Senior grad-transfer Amba Etta-Tawo into a bonafide NFL prospect this season for the Orange.

The Syracuse football season has come to an end and with a 4-8 final record, it left a lot to be desired. While the final results may not be what Orange fans craved, a lot of good things happened this season.

Including the discovery of one, Amba Etta-Tawo. The Senior Grad-Transfer finished his short

Orange career with a bang. And by bang I mean he’s now the new single-season record holder for all the major categories in Syracuse receiving history. Including yards, receptions, and touchdowns taking down Pro Football Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison, Tommy Kane, and Alec Lemon in the process.

In his final game in an Orange uniform he finished with a school-record five touchdown receptions. Which resulted in Amba also receiving ACC receiver of the week honors.

That wasn’t the only records/awards he garnered this season. Just today he was elected to the All-ACC team along with a few of his peers.

Among his accolades, he was invited to the Reese’s Senior Bowl earlier this year. Which will provide another opportunity to prove himself against some of the top prospects in this year’s NFL Draft.

Amba isn’t Terrell Owens, he’s a quiet guy that punches in and punches out. While he may have a quiet demeanor, he’s extremely confident in his abilities.

When he was asked if he expected this kind of season after the Pitt game he replied simply, yes. He knew the potential he had in this offense and the opportunities he’d be presented with.

He’ll have another test in that Senior Bowl against some of the best prospects in this year’s upcoming NFL Draft. Although he has already proven himself this season. Regardless of the opponent he’s demonstrated his abilities.

This kid was an underrated gem that was discovered and cultivated by head coach Dino Babers. While his Orange career only lasted one season, his impact on this program will live forever.

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