FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The Syracuse University football team wrapped up their time at Fort Drum with a game of paintball.
In what's become an annual tradition, the team broke up into several platoons for a tournament battle.
Some of the players said playing paintball was the most fun they had all week, but understand the lessons can be carried over to the football field.
"Once you get shot a couple times, your strategy changes because you don't want to feel that again. So it's just going out and picking good spots to really get good angles for people," said Jay Bromley, a senior and defensive tackle.
"Teamwork, communication, my team is actually in the championship round and I feel like we've been talking a lot and it's helped us get to where we are now," noted John Kinder, a junior and quarterback.
Some of the coaches even joined in on the fun, including head coach Scott Shafer.