Priore announces transfer of John Kinder

John Kinder
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Jan. 10, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. - John Kinder, a member of the Syracuse football team, will use his final year of eligibility at Stony Brook in 2014, head coach Chuck Priore announced Friday.

Kinder, who graduated from Lawrence High School in Nassau County, will graduate from SU this spring and join the Seawolves for summer workouts.

"I'm really excited John has decided to use his final season of competition at Stony Brook," Priore said. "He possesses outstanding talent and the ability to be a dual-threat quarterback. I feel John has a great opportunity to compete to be our starting quarterback next season."

After redshirting in 2010, Kinder spent two seasons at quarterback on the Orange depth chart before moving to wide receiver in 2013. In three seasons, Kinder played in four career games, including time on special teams against USC and Stony Brook in 2012.

"I couldn't be happier to be a part of the Stony Brook family," Kinder said. "I'd like to thank Coach Priore as well as the rest of the Seawolves staff for seeing something in me and wanting me on board for the 2014 season. I can't wait to help this team reach its goal of winning a championship."

As a high school senior, Kinder was named the New York State Class A Player of the Year in 2009. He totaled more than 2,000 yards of total offense and accounted for 36 touchdowns, including four against Half Hollow Hills West in the Long Island Championship game.

As the Golden Tornadoes starting quarterback, Kinder posted career totals of more than 5,000 yards and 110 touchdowns.

A first team All-Long Island selection, Kinder won the Snyder Award, given to the most outstanding quarterback in Nassau County.