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Syracuse mourns the passing of Chris Gedney

Syracuse senior associate athletics director and former Orange All-America tight end Chris Gedney passed away Friday, March 9 at the age of 47.

A native of nearby Liverpool, N.Y., Gedney was a four-year standout for the Syracuse football team from 1989-92. He helped lead the program to a 35-12-2 record and four bowl victories during his career.

Gedney was a third-round pick in the 1993 NFL Draft. He played seven seasons for the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals before returning to his alma mater in 2008 as the Orange’s Club’s assistant athletics director for major gifts. He was appointed senior associate athletics director for the Orange Club in 2011.

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