by Rob Tetro
A key figure to the Syracuse Shock offensive line is man of different personalities.
On the field, he is identified as offensive lineman Jamie Hantke. In the workplace, Hantke is known as Big Smoothie, a radio personality for 95X in Syracuse.
Hantke began playing football when he was a freshman in high school. Hantke is a 1997 Corcoran High School graduate. While attending Cayuga Community College, Hantke also took part in a year of football at the junior college level.
Growing up, Hantke looked up to Lawrence Taylor and the New York Giants. Soon, he found himself as a true student of the game. Once established as a linemen, Hantke studied the activity of the linemen he saw on television every Sunday.