Former Syracuse QB Eric Dungey to play in TSL: ‘I can’t wait to get out there’

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Dec 28, 2018; Orlando, Fla., USA; Syracuse Orange quarterback Eric Dungey speaks with reporters following the Orange's 34-18 win over West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl. Mandatory Photo Credit: Ray Caputo, The Juice Online.

Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey will play in The Spring League, a developmental football league that features eight teams and a six-week regular season.

The Spring League will begin on May 6 and will be televised on Fox and the Fox Sports Network. TSL will feature eight teams playing in two hubs in Houston and Indianapolis, and Dungey will play for the Blues in Houston.

“I cannot wait,” Dungey said. “The last year and a half has been incredibly hard for everybody, and especially for free agent athletes. I can’t wait to get out there and play some football and have an opportunity.”

The Blues begin their season on May 7 at 9:30 p.m., and the game will be aired on FS1.

“I just want to show the NFL scouts that I’m still ready to play,” Dungey said. “I’m more confident and eager than ever.”

Dungey was at the center of Syracuse’s turnaround under Dino Babers, leading the Orange to a 10-3 season in 2018 and a top 25 ranking. It was the first time SU had been ranked since 2001.

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During his career, he threw for 9,340 yards and 58 touchdowns, and rushed for 1,993 yards and 35 scores. He had brief stints with the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns, and also played for the XFL’s Dallas Renegades.

“It’s incredibly frustrating to watch the NFL because I feel like I belonged out there,” Dungey said. “I saw guys that I played against and I compared myself to them. I can be there. I have to show that in The Spring League.”

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