Syracuse’s defense was already a legit threat to opposing offenses but with the return of sixth-year defensive back Antwan Cordy makes the Orange’s defenseeven stronger.
Cordy was listed on Syracuse’s 2019 media guide as a returning starter after he had to apply to the NCAA to be eligible for a sixth season. Cordy cited his two early season injuries that caused him to miss the majority of 2016 and 2017 when he only played in three of Syracuse’s 24 games during 2016-2017.
Both those injuries were freak accidents when he broke his arm in Louisville in 2016 and broke his ankle in 2017 against Cental Connecticut State. Bruce Feldman, a college football guru, listed Cordy as one of the best athletes in college football in 2018.
“The most veteran “veteran” on the roster is Antwan Cordy, who enters his sixth season with the program. Injuries held Cordy back in 2016 and 2017. He was the first-string regular at safety in 2015 and nickelback in 2018,” the Syracuse media guide stated.
During the 2018 season, Cordy was shifted to the primary nickelback after spending the entirety of his SU career at safety.
The 5-foot-8, 177 pound defender recorded 27 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble for Syracuse during the 2018 season. For his career, Cordy, has 113 tackles and three interceptions according to ESPN.
The entire secondary will return to Syracuse in 2019 after an impressive season where they were led by Evan Foster and Andre Cisco at the safety position.