On Senior Day last year, it seemed that the Syracuse Orange were losing one of the team’s staples over the last four years. Longtime kicker Andre Szmyt had announced he would not be returning to the team for a fifth season. However, Szmyt changed his mind in the offseason and decided to stay on as a Redshirt Senior.
“I kind of knew where I stood in the eyes of NFL scouts,” Szmyt said during spring training camp. “It’s not ideally what I wanted, and I know what I can achieve, so I decided I’m going to come back for another round.