SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR) - Syracuse Sports fans are saying good-bye to a football star. Chris Gedney died unexpectedly on Friday.
He made his way from Liverpool schools to the pro's. He was known for record-setting games as a tight-end at Syracuse University.
After spending several years playing for the bears and cardinals, Gedney came back home. He went to work for his alma mater.
Gedney raised money for S.U.'s Athletics Department and worked alongside Matt Park as a broadcaster.
"He wanted Syracuse to be great and I think he showed that in everything he did, professionally, and even in his personal life and around town," Matt Park, the voice of S.U. athletics, said. "I think people knew he was an 'orange bleeder' for sure."
Gedney leaves behind a wife and four children.
He was mentored by Elmira's own Marty Chalk, who was a captain and player at Syracuse in the 1980's as a tight end.
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