Syracuse football players test military weaponry, work through leadership exercises

Reaching the midway point of a week of preseason practice,…

Reaching the midway point of a week of preseason practice, members of the Syracuse University football team took the opportunity Wednesday to get hands-on experience with the post’s weaponry and take part in Army team-building drills.

In a brief break period before going to lunch, offensive players spent time in a weapons simulator, held weapons used by the Army in combat and sat in arranged military vehicles.

Backup quarterback John Kinder laid on the ground with an M240B machine gun, as Pfc. Joshua B. Cole showed him how it would fire.

“Charge it back,” Pfc. Cole said. “And you start firing.”

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