12/26/17 - (QB) - Daniel Jones, rSo, 6-4, 215 Sophomore quarterback Daniel Jones accounted for 338 yards and three touchdowns to lead Duke to a 36-14 win over Northern Illinois in the Quick Lane Bowl on Tuesday. Jones finished 27 of 40 for 252 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries for the Blue Devils (7-6), who ended the season on a three-game winning streak after losing six in a row. Duke amassed 466 yards of total offense and scored four touchdowns in the first half to take a 26-14 lead at halftime. The Blue Devils separated themselves further in the third quarter, taking a 33-14 lead with 6:31 remaining on a 7-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Brittain Brown.
Duke capped the scoring with 7:37 left in the game on a 24-yard field goal by William Holmquist. After falling behind 14-0, Northern Illinois (8-5) tied the game at 14-14 with 12:22 remaining in the first half on a 25-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Tre Harbison and a 67-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Marcus Childers to junior wideout Jauan Wesley. But after that it was all Duke, which scored the final 22 points of the game. Childers completed 15 of 26 passes for 234 yards and the touchdown. Harbison finished with 59 yards and a score on 13 carries for the Huskies. - The Sports Xchange
12/12/17 - (CB) - Mark Gilbert, So, 6-0, 175 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): CB Mark Gilbert, So., Duke, 97 Votes,...Gilbert, a 6-1, 175-pound sophomore from Fayetteville, N.C., has compiled 31 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, six interceptions and 13 pass breakups this season. Gilbert ranks second in the ACC and tied for third nationally with his 0.50 interceptions per game average while standing first in the league and sixth in the country in total passes defended per contest (1.58). - Duke Football
12/12/17 - (ILB) - Joe Giles-Harris, rSo, 6-1, 230 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): LB Joe Giles-Harris, So., Duke, 114 Votes,...Giles-Harris, a 6-2, 230-pound redshirt sophomore from Nyack, N.Y., leads the Blue Devils in tackles (117) and tackles for loss (15.0) while adding 4.5 sacks, one interception, four pass breakups and seven quarterback pressures. He currently leads all ACC linebackers in tackles for loss while ranking third in the league and tied for 15th in the nation in tackles per game (9.75). - Duke Football
12/12/17 - (C) - Austin Davis, rSr, 6-3, 290 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): C Austin Davis, Sr., Duke, 44 Votes,...Davis, a 6-4, 290-pound redshirt senior from Mansfield, Texas, has spearheaded Duke's offensive attack this season by opening holes for the trio of Wilson, Brittain Brown and Daniel Jones to combine for 1,835 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns while providing protection for Jones, who has thrown for 2,439 yards and 12 scores to eight different receivers. - Duke Football
12/12/17 - (DT) - Mike Ramsay, rSr, 6-2, 290 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): DT Mike Ramsay, Sr., Duke, 52 Votes,...Ramsay, a 6-2, 290-pound redshirt senior from Smyrna, Ga., has carded 42 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and a team-leading 5.5 quarterback sacks. In the ACC, he ranks tied for 10th in sacks per game (0.46). - Duke Football
12/12/17 - (RB) - Shaun Wilson, Sr, 5-09, 185 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): AP Shaun Wilson, Sr., Duke, 31 Votes,...Wilson, a 5-9, 185-pound senior from Charlotte, N.C., was an honorable mention selection as an all-purpose back and leads the Blue Devils in rushing yards (743), kickoff return yardage (590) and all-purpose yards (1,581) while ranking second in scoring (48) and third in pass receptions (32). He currently ranks second in the conference in all-purpose yards per game (131.8). - Duke Football
12/12/17 - (WR) - T.J. Rahming, Jr, 5-09, 165 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): WR T.J. Rahming, Jr., Duke, 40 Votes,...Rahming, a 5-10, 165-pound junior from Powder Springs, Ga., paces Duke in receptions (61) and receiving yardage (733) on the year. He currently ranks seventh in the ACC in receiving yards per contest (61.1) and ninth in the league in catches per week (5.1). - Duke Football
12/12/17 - (FS) - Jeremy McDuffie, Jr, 5-11, 175 2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): S Jeremy McDuffie, Jr., Duke, 36 Votes,...McDuffie, a 5-11, 175-pound junior from Snellville, Ga., started the first 11 games of the season before suffering a season-ending knee injury in Duke's 43-20 win over Georgia Tech and amassed 58 tackles, three interceptions and nine pass breakups. McDuffie has now earned All-ACC honors in multiple sports after achieving second team all-league status in both the triple jump and 110-meter hurdles last spring. - Duke Football
11/25/17 - (QB) - Daniel Jones, rSo, 6-4, 215 Duke converted fourth-down plays on three second-half drives that helped it recover from a double-figure deficit to defeat Wake Forest 31-23 Saturday at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. Duke (6-6, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) is in position for its fifth bowl in six seasons. Quarterback Daniel Jones ran for a 1-yard touchdown with 13:53 remaining after the Blue Devils converted on a fourth-and-6, with Austin Parker's extra-point kick providing a 24-23 lead. A fourth-and-2 pickup led to Brittain Brown's 4-yard run with 8:23 remaining. Then, nursing an eight-point edge, the Blue Devils had another fourth-down conversion that kept a drive alive. Still, Wake Forest regained possession at its own 20-yard line with 2:18 left. Duke's Mark Gilbert intercepted a pass to seal the outcome. Jones was 25-for-44 for 346 yards and two touchdowns, though he threw three interceptions. The Demon Deacons (7-5, 4-4), who had a two-game winning streak snapped, were denied their first eight-win regular season since 2007. Duke defeated Wake Forest for the fifth time in six seasons. - The Sports Xchange
11/21/17 - (FS) - Jeremy McDuffie, Jr, 5-11, 175 Duke safety Jeremy McDuffie will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, the team announced Tuesday. McDuffie is scheduled to have surgery on Monday to repair ligament damage in his right knee sustained during the Blue Devils' 43-20 victory over Georgia Tech last week. The surgery will be performed jointly by Dr. Annunziato Amendola and Dr. Claude T. Moorman of the Duke Sports Science Institute. The junior started all 11 games and recorded 58 tackles and three interceptions for Duke (5-6, 2-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), which finishes the regular season Saturday at Wake Forest. - The Sports Xchange
11/18/17 - (RB) - Shaun Wilson, Sr, 5-09, 185 Senior running back Shaun Wilson caught two touchdown passes and threw for a score as Duke snapped a six-game losing streak by winning its home finale, defeating Georgia Tech 43-20 on Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. By scoring the game's final 30 points, Duke (5-6, 2-5 ACC) kept alive its hopes for a bowl bid going into its regular-season finale at Wake Forest. Georgia Tech (5-5, 4-4) was unable to build on its upset of Virginia Tech a week earlier. It finishes the regular season at Georgia. Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall ran for 140 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries and threw a touchdown pass. Wilson ran for 73 yards on 11 carries. That helped Duke hold a 317-277 advantage in rushing yards. Wilson's 4-yard pass to tight end with 13:57 remaining pushed Duke's lead to 36-20. Quarterback Daniel Jones then ran for a 32-yard touchdown. Duke took its first lead at 27-20 on Jones' 16-yard pass to Wilson on the opening drive of the third quarter. Austin Parker's 25-yard field goal made it a 10-point lead with 5:17 left in the third quarter. The game was tied at 20 at halftime. - The Sports Xchange
10/24/17 - (WR) - T.J. Rahming, Jr, 5-09, 165 WR T.J. Rahming has a team-high 44 receptions, but he didn't post his first touchdown catch until the eighth game. His 142 receiving yards against Pittsburgh means the junior has seven career games with 100 or more yards.
10/24/17 - (QB) - Daniel Jones, rSo, 6-4, 215 QB Daniel Jones has had several inconsistent outings, completing less than 50 percent of his throws in three of the last four games. The redshirt sophomore became the ninth Duke quarterback to eclipse the 400-completion mark for a career. He has five career touchdown passes of 50 or more yards after picking up one more last week against Pittsburgh.
10/17/17 - (ILB) - Joe Giles-Harris, rSo, 6-1, 230 LB Joe Giles-Harris leads the Blue Devils with 67 tackles, with 10.5 of those accounting for lost yardage. He's in line to be the team's leading tackler for the second year in a row, and he's averaging 10.25 tackles per game in ACC outings.
10/09/17 - (ILB) - Joe Giles-Harris, rSo, 6-1, 230 OCT 9 ACC LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK: Joe Giles-Harris, Duke, So., LB, 6-2, 230, Nyack, N.Y.,...Giles-Harris recorded a game-high 15 tackles in Saturday's 28-21 loss at Virginia. His efforts included 3.5 tackles for loss, plus a quarterback sack, one caused fumble and one pass breakup. Of Giles-Harris' 15 tackles, 10 stops yielded three yards or less, while six were for no gain or negative yardage. The sophomore linebacker logged two third-down stops and another stop on fourth down. He led the Duke defense in holding UVa to 310 total yards – 123.5 yards below its average entering the game. - ACC Football
09/27/17 - (CB) - Bryon Fields Jr., rSr, 5-11, 185 CB Bryon Fields Jr. has the most interception returns for touchdowns in school history with four after his second of the season came against North Carolina.
09/25/17 - (CB) - Bryon Fields Jr., rSr, 5-11, 185 SEPT 25 ACC DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Bryon Fields Jr., Duke, Sr., CB, 5-11, 185, Charlotte, N.C.,...With Duke holding a 20-17 lead late in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game at rival North Carolina, Fields intercepted a pass and returned it 61 yards for a touchdown to give the Blue Devils a 10-point lead. Then, with North Carolina facing fourth-and-12 at the Blue Devils' 15-yard line, he registered a solo tackle to turn the ball over on downs and seal the 27-17 victory. Fields guided a Duke defense that limited UNC to 17 points (22.3 below its season average), 377 total yards (73.7 below its season average) and 3-of-16 (.188) on third down (the Tar Heels entered the game at .368). His interception return for a touchdown was the fourth of his career, tying an ACC record and setting a school mark. His two interception returns for touchdowns this season also match a Duke single-season record. - ACC Football
09/23/17 - (CB) - Bryon Fields Jr., rSr, 5-11, 185 Bryon Fields Jr. returned an interception 61 yards for a touchdown with 4:01 left to help Duke hold off North Carolina 27-17 in an Atlantic Coast Conference game Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. Duke (4-0, 1-0 ACC) took the lead with 6:09 remaining on Shaun Wilson's 1-yard run to cap an eight-play, 74-yard drive. The possession was kept alive on receiver Johnathan Lloyd's 12-yard reception on fourth-and-5 from the North Carolina 24. Fields' interception of Tar Heels quarterback Chazz Surratt was the only turnover in the game. It was the 100th career coaching victory for Duke's David Cutcliffe. The Blue Devils have defeated their rivals two years in a row; this was the teams' earliest meeting in a season. Duke quarterback Daniel Jones completed 18 of 34 passes for 202 yards. Running back Brittain Brown gained 90 yards on 10 carries. - The Sports Xchange
09/18/17 - (DT) - Mike Ramsay, rSr, 6-2, 290 SEPT 18 ACC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Mike Ramsay, Duke, Sr., DT, 6-2, 290, Smyrna, Ga.,...Ramsay had five tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback sack, plus two quarterback pressures in the Blue Devils' 34-20 win over visiting Baylor. Ramsay guided a Blue Devil defense that limited Baylor to 320 total yards (57 rushing), nine first downs and 21:03 time of possession. Ramsay's efforts helped limit the Bears to a combined 1-for-15 (.067) on third- and fourth-down conversions. He was part of a Duke effort that forced four turnovers, recorded four sacks and allowed 2.1 yards per rush. The Blue Devils limited Baylor quarterback Zach Smith to 12-of-34 (.353) passing, including 2-for-10 for 11 yards with two sacks on third downs. - ACC Football
09/16/17 - (RB) - Shaun Wilson, Sr, 5-09, 185 Shaun Wilson ran for touchdowns of 50 and 65 yards before Duke's defense came up big in the fourth quarter of a 34-20 homecoming victory against Baylor on Saturday afternoon at Wallace Wade Stadium. Duke overcame two long third-quarter touchdown passes from Baylor's Zach Smith to Chris Platt, covering 73 and 79 yards. With Duke holding a 24-20 lead, Duke linebacker Ben Humphreys picked off a Smith pass and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown with 11:31 remaining. Then with 8:15 to play, Duke recovered a fumble at Baylor 26, setting up Austin Parker's 26-yard field goal that banked in off the left upright. Duke (3-0) goes to its Atlantic Coast Conference opener next week at North Carolina owning three home victories. Wilson finished with 176 rushing yards on 18 carries, while teammate Brittain Brown added 86 yards on the ground on 18 attempts. Duke quarterback Daniel Jones completed 20 of 35 passes for 193 yards with one interception. - The Sports Xchange
09/11/17 - (OT) - Evan Lisle, rSr, 6-6, 310 SEPT 11 ACC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Evan Lisle, Duke, Sr., OT, 6-7, 310, Centerville, Ohio,...Lisle led the blocking for a Duke offense that amassed 538 yards and 34 first downs, converted 15-of-22 (.682) third-down snaps and held possession for 41:18 in Saturday's 41-17 win over Northwestern. Lisle was part of an offensive line that protected quarterback Daniel Jones, who completed 29-of-45 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns. He opened holes for a Duke rushing attack that amassed 233 yards and three touchdowns, including a 108-yard, two-touchdown performance by Jones. - ACC Football
09/09/17 - (QB) - Daniel Jones, rSo, 6-4, 215 Quarterback Daniel Jones scored on a pair of runs and had two touchdown passes as Duke breezed to a 41-17 win over Northwestern in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Jones gained 108 yards on 16 carries as the game's leading rusher. He completed 29 of 45 passes for 305 yards for Duke (2-0). Northwestern (1-1) entered the matchup with a three-game winning streak in the series. Duke's Mark Gilbert intercepted two Clayton Thorson passes. Thorson completed only 11 of 29 passes for 120 yards. Jones had scoring passes on a 52-yard strike to receiver Chris Taylor and on a 1-yard touchdown toss to tight end Davis Koppenhaver in the third quarter. Northwestern used Justin Jackson's 5-yard touchdown run after a Duke fumble to cut the lead to 21-10 with 33 seconds left in the first half. Earlier, Northwestern opened the scoring on Charlie Kuhbander's 40-yard field goal. Jones had a string of 202 passes without an interception until Montre Hartage's picked him off in the first quarter. Jones was four throws short of the school record. - The Sports Xchange
09/03/17 - (QB) - Daniel Jones, rSo, 6-4, 215 Daniel Jones threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Duke overwhelmed visiting North Carolina Central in a 60-7 romp to open the season Saturday night at Wallace Wade Stadium. Duke redshirt freshman running back Brittain Brown rushed for 120 yards on 10 carries, scoring one touchdown. Duke led 40-0 with nearly eight minutes left in the second quarter. The final score marked the first time a David Cutcliffe-coached team reached the 60-point mark. Duke cornerback Bryon Fields Jr. returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown. Jones' passing touchdowns went to Aaron Young on a 54-yard play and Johnathan Lloyd on a 24-yard play. Young caught five passes for 89 yards. Jones finished 19-for-25 for 213 yards. Thirteen Duke players made at least one reception.
The scoring opened on running back Shaun Wilson's 1-yard run. Fields had the interception return on the next play from scrimmage. It was an impressive beginning to the season for the Blue Devils, who were coming off a 4-8 season. Duke racked up 281 passing yards and 243 rushing yards. Duke improved to 6-0 all-time against its cross-city opponent, which plays as a member of the Football Championship Subdivision. The Eagles are the three-time defending Mid-Eastern Athletic Association champions. It was the first of four home games this month for the Blue Devils. N.C. Central freshman running back Isaiah Totten burst away for an 81-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. - The Sports Xchange
08/28/17 - (FS) - Jeremy McDuffie, Jr, 5-11, 175 S Jeremy McDuffie, who moved to Duke's key "strike" position, suffered a broken thumb less than three weeks before the opener. He has returned to practice and should play in the first game.
08/14/17 - (P) - Austin Parker, rSo, 6-1, 190 P/K Austin Parker, the returning starting punter, emerged as the early favorite to be the main kicker after a rough freshman season for PK AJ. Reed.