Syracuse legend Eric Dungey will take part in New York Giants rookie minicamp after signing as an undrafted free agent.
As his professional career commences, quarterback Eric Dungey will continue to represent a New York football team.
Dungey will sign with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent, according to Nate Mink of Syracuse.com. He arrives just in time to partake in the Giants’ rookie minicamp. It began at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford on Friday afternoon and runs through Saturday.
The quarterback departs Syracuse as one of the most prolific throwers in Orange history. He dealt with injuries for a majority of his career, but tops their all-time passing yardage mark with 9,340. His career featured 105 total touchdowns, 35 of which were of the rushing variety.
Dungey’s Syracuse swan song was part of one of the most successful seasons for the program. The Orange went 10-3, earning their highest win total since 2001. They would earn their first bowl victory in five seasons, capping it off with a win over West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando. The College Football Playoff rankings also welcomed the Orange for the first time. They’d end the year ranked 15th in the final Associated Press poll.
For his part, Dungey ranked third in the ACC with 21 touchdown passes. His best game came on Oct. 27, when he threw for 411 yards and three touchdowns in a 51-41 win over then-22nd ranked North Carolina State at the Carrier Dome.
According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, Dungey is also listed as a tight end on the minicamp roster. He is one of five quarterbacks on hand, according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News. That list also includes sixth overall pick Daniel Jones out of Duke and tryout invitees Devlin Hodges (Samford), Jack Heneghan (Dartmouth), and Matt Linehan (Idaho).