A look at the 2022 Ram receivers
Bronx, NY – As we continue to break down the 2022 Fordham Rams, we move to the wide receivers and tight ends.
When it comes to wide receivers, Fordham has a plethora of experience returning in 2022, including the top three pass catchers from last fall. Leading the way is the trio of seniors Fotis Kokosioulis, Dequece Carterand MJ Wright with Kokosioulis and Carter being named Preseason All-Patriot League.
Last year, Kokosioulis led the Rams in receptions with 57 for 783 yards and a Patriot-League best 13 touchdowns, tying him for second most in a season at Fordham. The 2021 first team All-Patriot League selection enters the 2022 season fourth on the Fordham career touchdown receptions list (21) and 12th on the career receiving yards list (1,682).
Carter, who was named first team All-Patriot League in 2021, also enjoyed a successful junior season, hauling in 48 passes for a team-high 872 yards and eleven scores. He led the Patriot League in receiving yards/game (79.3) and was second in touchdown receptions. Carter enters 2022 in the top ten on the Fordham career receiving yards and receiving touchdown lists.
Wright, a second team All-Patriot League pick last fall, checked in with 39 receptions for 541 yards and one touchdown last year. He was third on the team in receiving yards and fourth in receptions. Wright also ranked sixth in the Patriot League in yards/reception (13.9), and seventh in receiving yards and receiving yards/game (49.2).
Fordham returns five other receivers who caught at least one pass in 2021. Senior Garrett Cody caught 21 passes for 403 yards and three touchdowns last year while senior Dan Byrnes grabbed two passes for 27 yards in 2021, and junior Makai Felton hauled in one ball for 15 yards.
Other returners who caught a pass last year include junior Cole Thornton and junior Evan Harkin while senior Joe Mariani and sophomore Nate Summerville are also back at wide out for the Rams.
Newcomers at wide out included Walker Adkinsonwho played high school football at Oviedo High School in Florida, and Elijah Matosa local product from West Orange High School in West Orange, NJ
The story at tight end isn’t the same for the Rams when it comes to experience but they do have a number of options. Leading the tight end charge is a senior Jeff Cicciowho missed just about all of last year after suffering an injury in the opener at Nebraska.
Joining Ciccio at tight end is a sophomore Jaden Allenwho also missed the 2021 season with an injury, along with freshmen Matt Buronwho played at Choate Rosemary Hall last year, Matty Weira product of Ramsey High School in Ramsey, NJ, and Patrick Montgomerya graduate of The Lawrenceville School in Pennsylvania.