For the second time in three weeks, a Syracuse Orange football player involved in a rather traumatic offseason situation has decided to continue his collegiate playing career elsewhere.
On social media Friday, Chauncey Scissum announced that he has decided to transfer out of the Orange football program. Scissum will be moving on as a graduate transfer, and could use his final season of eligibility in 2017 at another FBS school.
I am truly grateful for my four years at Syracuse University. I have… https://t.co/OEN3GqYISW
— Chauncey Scissum (@Proto_21) December 16, 2016
Scissum was one of two ‘Cuse defensive backs who were stabbed by a former Orange defensive back, Naesean Howard, in a frightening incident this past April.
Howard allegedly went into an unprompted and abrupt “rage” shortly after showing up at an on-campus barbecue celebrating an SU student’s birthday, first stabbing Scissum near his jaw. Corey Winfield, one of a handful of ‘Cuse football players in attendance, intervened on his teammate’s behalf and was stabbed multiple times in the arms, chest and ribs.
Winfield announced in late November that he too would be transferring.
Because of the ongoing recovery from the injuries sustained in the attack, Scissum played in just six games this past season. He played in 12 the year before, starting seven of those contests.