Former Syracuse University and NFL offensive lineman, Adam Terry has been announced as the new color analyst for the Orange’ radio team. The former second-round draft pick partners with play-by-play announcer Matt Park who began calling Syracuse football in 2004 and sideline reporter Brian Higgins.
Terry was a member of the Syracuse football broadcast last year, serving as the pre-game, halftime and post-game analyst. In his new role, Terry replaces former Orange tight end Chris Gedney who committed suicide in March. Gedney joined the Orange radio team in 2007 following a six-year career in the NFL. Gedney was just 47 years old when he died.
“Chris will be missed deeply and he will always be in our thoughts,” Park said. “Adam is ready to step up and put his own stamp on the role Chris filled so well for the past 10 seasons. As an NFL-caliber offensive tackle, he’ll provide unique insight into the game. Adam’s strong ties throughout Upstate New York and his passion for the Syracuse football program will immediately resonate with Orange fans.”
Terry played for the Orange from 2001-04, preceding a seven-year NFL career. The former offensive lineman experienced the color analyst chair once last season for the Syracuse-Middle Tennessee game on ACC Network Extra.
“I’m very thankful to Syracuse Athletics and IMG for giving me this opportunity,” Terry said. “Growing up, Syracuse was my hometown team. That connection led me to play there. I’m excited to reestablish that bond as a broadcaster. College football produces many great moments like last season’s Clemson win and I look forward to sharing them with the audience.”
Terry’s move to the game analyst position opens up a spot for former Syracuse cornerback Julian Whigham to join the pre-game, halftime and post-game show. The analyst position filled by Terry was reportedly coveted by former SU quarterback Donovan McNabb, but Syracuse ultimately passed on the six-time pro-bowler. McNabb was fired by ESPN earlier this year following allegations of sexual harassment during his time at the NFL Network.