Earlier in the season, Keon Lyn was ruled "out for the year" with a lower body injury. But over the last couple of weeks, Lyn has been tweeting things that suggest he will be back.
He tweeted the following on December 2nd:
Then, on December 11th:
1 more time! pic.twitter.com/XLbyqt4RJy— K€0n L¥n (@KeonLyn8) December 11, 2013
The bowl game was a reward for the seniors who have helped turn the Syracuse program around. When they arrived, Orange football was a national laughing stock. Now, it is a respectable program that has been bowling three of the last four years.
Lyn's reward for his blood, sweat and tears over his time in Central New York? Donning the Orange jersey one last time before looking towards an NFL career.