Where Are They Now - Special Teams

The Orange have needed better play from this element of their game. See who will be returning to Yankee Stadium to compete on the field as well as from the sideline.

The Syracuse Orange football team returns two players from the 2010 New Era Pinstripe Bowl back to Yankee Stadium for this season's match.

Although both participated heavily in this phase of the Orange squad throughout the season, only one will be participating in the upcoming bowl match with the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Ross Krautman:

Helping lead SU to the postseason with an efficient 18 of 19 statline in the 2010 season, Krautman has seen ups and downs over the last two campaigns. Though just 13 of 21 this season, the junior proved steady down the stretch while converting each attempt in the team's final three games leading up to the Pinstripe Bowl.

Steve Rene:

As a true freshman in 2010, Rene's role was limited. He did appear in four games, primarily on special teams. He suffered a season ending shoulder injury in a late September practice that ended his season. Fast forward to 2012, and not much has changed for Rene. He played early in the season as the primary punt returner for the Orange, but had his share of struggles. As a returner, he offered little in the way of a legit threat. He has not seen the field as a running back in 2012. His fumble against Rutgers was a big factor in Syracuse's loss. Rene suffered a season ending injury and has not played in the last several games. He has had legal issues from an incident involving Syracuse police. Rene will miss a "significant portion" of the next game is medically eligible to play. He will not play in the 2012 Pinstripe Bowl due to the injury.


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