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  12/06/21 - Mataeo DurantSr/2022, Duke, 6-1, 195 (DS#37 RB) + More +

  2021 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): RB - Mataeo Durant, Duke, 154 votes,...Durant, a 6-1, 195-pound senior from McCormick, S.C., enjoyed a record-breaking season for the Blue Devils, eclipsing the program's single-season rushing yardage mark. He finished the year second in the ACC with 1,241 yards on 255 attempts with nine rushing touchdowns. He also compiled six 100-yard rushing games to tie for the most in school history. His 255-yard performance against Charlotte and 43 rushing attempts against Georgia Tech earlier this year also etched his name into the records book for the most in a single game. He closes his Blue Devil tenure third in Duke history with 10 100-yard rushing games, fourth in rushing yards (2,562), sixth in highest average per rushing attempt (5.24), eighth in rushing attempts (489), and tied for 13th in rushing touchdowns (18). - Duke Football

(DS#37 RB) Sr/2022 RB Mataeo DurantDuke
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  12/06/21 - Jaylen StinsonSo/2024, Duke, 5-07, 165 (DS#999 CB) + More +

  2021 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): SP - Jaylen Stinson, Duke, 43 votes,...Stinson, a 5-8, 165-pound sophomore from Opelika, Ala., was Duke's kickoff return specialist this season. He recorded 34 of the Blue Devils' 43 returns and amassed 818 yards with two touchdowns. His number of returns as well as his return yardage was second in the nation and first in the ACC. Stinson's two kickoff returns for a touchdown also placed him tied for second in the country. He became the first Blue Devil to return two kickoffs for a touchdown in a single season since Damond Philyaw-Johnson in 2019. - Duke Football

(DS#999 CB) So/2024 CB Jaylen StinsonDuke
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  12/06/21 - Jack WohlabaughrSr/2022, Duke, 6-3, 305 (DS#15 C) + More +

  2021 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): C - Jack Wohlabaugh, Duke, 43 votes,...Wohlabaugh, a 6-4, 305-pound redshirt senior from Akron, Ohio, anchored Duke's offensive line and finished with 904 snaps to lead the unit. Duke finished sixth in the ACC in fewest sacks allowed with 27 and helped protect an offense that accumulated 5,011 yards of total offense. Wohlabaugh also blocked for running back Durant to rush for a program record 1,241 yards this season. - Duke Football

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  12/06/21 - Jacob MonkJr/2023, Duke, 6-3, 310 (DS#27 OG) + More +

  2021 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): OG - Jacob Monk, Duke, 24 votes,...Monk, a 6-3, 310-pound junior from Clayton, N.C., was a key component along Duke's offensive line this season. He had the third most snaps of the group with 777. Monk helped a unit that accumulated 5,011 yards of total offense. He also blocked for Durant to rush for a program record 1,241 yards this season. The offensive line unit finished sixth in the ACC in fewest sacks allowed with 27. - Duke Football

(DS#27 OG) Jr/2023 OG Jacob MonkDuke
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  12/06/21 - Shaka HeywardrJr/2023, Duke, 6-3, 220 (DS#13 ILB) + More +

  2021 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): LB - Shaka Heyward, Duke, 45 votes,...Heyward, a 6-4, 220-pound redshirt junior from Dacula, Ga., led the team and ranked fifth in the ACC with 98 tackles. He chipped in a team-high 11.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, one interception, one pass breakup and five quarterback pressures. On the year, he garnered three double-digit tackle performances and led or finished second on the team in tackles in 10 of 12 games. He has 246 tackles in his Blue Devil tenure as well as 26.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, two interceptions, one pass breakup, three fumble recoveries and 11 quarterback pressures to his name. - Duke Football

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  12/06/21 - DeWayne CarterrSo/2024, Duke, 6-2, 300 (DS#22 DT) + More +

  2021 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): DT - DeWayne Carter, Duke, 51 votes,...Carter, a 6-3, 300-pound redshirt sophomore from Pickerington, Ohio, concluded the season with 37 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, three pass breakups and six quarterback pressures. His caused fumbles ranked first in the ACC and tied for ninth in the nation. He finished second on the team in both tackles for loss and sacks. Earlier this year, Carter registered a career-high six tackles against Virginia Tech. For his career, he has 49 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, three pass breakups and six quarterback pressures. - Duke Football

(DS#22 DT) rSo/2024 DT DeWayne CarterDuke
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  11/08/21 - Jaylen StinsonSo/2024, Duke, 5-07, 165 (DS#999 CB) + More +

  NOV 8 ACC SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK: Jaylen Stinson, Duke, So., KR, Opelika, Ala.,...Recorded an 86-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in Duke's game against No. 25 Pitt ... Finished with seven kickoff returns for 195 yards, which ranks as the fifth-highest single-game yardage total in Duke history. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

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  09/20/21 - Lummie Young IVrSr/2022, Duke, 6-0, 205 (DS#45 SS) + More +

  SEPT 20 ACC DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Lummie Young IV, Duke, Sr., S, Anderson, S.C.,...Logged seven tackles, including a tackle for loss and a sack, in addition to causing a fumble and intercepting a pass in Saturday's 30-23 win over Northwestern ... With the Wildcats facing third-and-goal at the Duke 2-yard line, registered the sack and forced the fumble (recovered by teammate Ben Frye) to halt the scoring threat ... His interception in the opening minute of the second quarter set up a 23-yard field goal by Charlie Ham that gave the Blue Devils a 24-0 lead. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

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  09/20/21 - DeWayne CarterrSo/2024, Duke, 6-2, 300 (DS#22 DT) + More +

  SEPT 20 ACC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: DeWayne Carter, Duke, So., DT, Pickerington, Ohio,...Recorded a tackle for loss, quarterback sack and caused two fumbles in addition to one pass breakup and a quarterback pressure in Saturday's 30-23 win over visiting Northwestern ... With Duke ahead 30-20 late in the third quarter and the Wildcats at the Blue Devils' 34-yard line, his quarterback sack resulted in a 10-yard loss and eventual Northwestern punt ... Forced the second fumble early in the fourth quarter with Duke up 30-23, and the Blue Devils recovered at their 26 to stop the Northwestern threat ... His pass breakup came on third down with 7:48 remaining in the game, forcing another Wildcat punt. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

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  09/10/21 - Mataeo DurantSr/2022, Duke, 6-1, 195 (DS#37 RB) + More +

  Mataeo Durant ran for three first-half touchdowns and quarterback Gunnar Holmberg finished with a pair of scoring runs as Duke beat North Carolina A&T 45-17 on Friday night The Blue Devils (1-1) broke a tie in the waning seconds of the first half on the way to only their fourth victory in their last 19 games stretching back to October 2019. "The second half I thought we played with a better intensity level," Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. Durant, who has six touchdowns this season, didn't have nearly the success as the week earlier when he racked up a school-record 255 rushing yards in a loss at Charlotte. Instead, he posted 41 yards on 15 carries. Holmberg, making a start in a home game for the first time, scored on runs of 1 and 9 yards. He was 20-for-27 for 270 yards through the air. "The best pass defense is a pass rush," N.C. A&T coach Sam Washington said. "We had no pressure on the quarterback." Aggies quarterback Kingsley Ifedi scored on two first-half runs.

He ended up as the game's top rusher by gaining 83 yards on 15 attempts. N.C. A&T (0-2) used a 20-play drive that covered 86 yards and consumed more than 12 minutes in the first quarter to score first on Ifedi's 1-yard run. Duke went ahead for good on Durant's 2-yard rush with three seconds left in the first half. There were no turnovers in the game, though Duke recovered an onside kick following its first touchdown. That helped the Blue Devils score 14 points in an 81-second span. - Duke Football/AP College Football


(DS#37 RB) Sr/2022 RB Mataeo DurantDuke
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  09/06/21 - Mataeo DurantSr/2022, Duke, 6-1, 195 (DS#37 RB) + More +

  SEPT 6 ACC SEPT 6 ACC RUNNING BACK OF THE WEEK: Mataeo Durant, Duke, Sr., RB, Plum Branch, S.C.,...Rushed 29 times for a Duke single-game record 255 yards and three touchdowns versus Charlotte ... Caught two passes for 37 yards ... Touchdown runs covered 5, 59 and 53 yards ... Matched the Duke single-game record for TD runs of 50+ yards (two) ... Single-game rushing yardage total ranks 25th in ACC history ... Averaged 8.79 yards per rushing attempt, marking the 10th-highest single-game average in Duke history ... Rushing yardage total eclipsed the previous school record of 245 yards set by Shaun Wilson in 2014 versus Kansas ... All-purpose yardage total (292 yards) marks the fifth-highest single-game total in Duke history. - ACC Football

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  08/30/21 - Jack WohlabaughrSr/2022, Duke, 6-3, 305 (DS#15 C) + More +

  As Duke prepares an offense built around a rushing attack featuring preseason all-ACC running back Mataeo Durant and new starting quarterback Gunnar Holmberg, the return of a big man in the middle of the line is equally important. Considered one of the ACC's top centers entering last season, Jack Wohlabaugh suffered a torn knee ligament in practice before a game had been played. That was the first of many unfortunate occurrences as the Blue Devils slumped to a 2-9 record in the pandemic-altered season. With a new season beginning on Friday at Charlotte, Duke has Wohlabaugh back, healthy and ready to anchor an offensive front that's of major importance.

"Jack Wohlabaugh is critical," Duke co-offensive coordinator Jeff Faris said. "He's obviously a great player and he's an even better leader. He's been really good at bringing those young offensive linemen along. He's done a really, really good job with his rehab and strength work." Wohlabaugh had reconstructive right knee surgery last Sept. 15 to repair a torn ACL. So Duke will play two games next month before he hits one year post-operation. Still, as he prepares to open the season in the starting lineup, Wohlabaugh is feeling strong and comfortable about his repaired knee. "I'm really focused on just getting my knee to feel better and stronger and get back to my old self where I've almost forgotten about having to trust it," Wohlabaugh said. - Herald Sun


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  08/30/21 - Jaylen ColemanrSo/2024, Duke, 6-1, 205 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  Taking away carries from Durant will be tough, but Coleman has certainly impressed throughout the preseason. The redshirt sophomore totaled 80 yards on nine rushes in Duke's first intrasquad scrimmage Aug. 14, earning the praise of Cutcliffe afterward. He rushed for only 42 yards on 15 attempts in 2019 and played only two games in 2020, but he will likely see more involvement in the offense this year and could be the future of the Blue Devils' running game after Durant leaves. Fellow redshirt sophomore Jordan Waters, who broke out for 78 yards on five carries against Charlotte last year, is also someone to keep your eye on. - Duke Chronicle

(DS#999 RB) rSo/2024 RB Jaylen ColemanDuke
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  08/29/21 - Mataeo DurantSr/2022, Duke, 6-1, 195 (DS#37 RB) + More +

  Mataeo Durant enters his senior season as the unquestioned leader, not only in Duke's running backs room, but on the offense as a whole. A preseason all-ACC selection, Durant will be a key focus for Duke's co-offensive coordinators, Jeff Faris and Re'quan Boyette, as they look to build a strong offensive team on the foundation set by the running game Durant can help provide. Last season, Durant led Duke with 817 rushing yards while sharing time with Deon Jackson, who is now in the NFL. Durant's 6.8 yards per carry as a junior show he's consistently able to produce. "Mataeo is our best player on our football team so we have to get him the football," Faris said. "He's going to be involved in a lot of what we do."

That said, depth at running back has always been important to Duke's coaching staff. Having a back who can take every third series or so raises the odds of Durant being available for more carries during the season because he'll be healthier. On that point, Duke has sophomores Jaylen Coleman and Jordan Waters behind Durant with a pair of freshmen backs, Jaquez Moore and Trent Davis, with big futures who are adjusting to the college game. "We're talented there," Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. "I feel good about where we are at running back." - Herald Sun


(DS#37 RB) Sr/2022 RB Mataeo DurantDuke
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  08/27/21 - Shaka HeywardrJr/2023, Duke, 6-3, 220 (DS#13 ILB) + More +

  As Duke's defensive coaches work to build a strong unit after seeing three players from last season taken in the NFL Draft, they at least can look to linebacker for a solid, experienced player. After bursting on the scene in 2019 with six starts as a freshman, Shaka Heyward led Duke in tackles (80) last season while starting all 11 games. Now a junior, he has plenty of experience to go with his talent. That makes him a player Duke co-defensive coordinator Matt Guerrieri can build around. "Shaka is everything you want from a height, weight, speed, physicality standpoint in a linebacker," Guerrieri said.

"He's turned the corner from a younger player, who got the feel for our defense, to now a veteran guy. So there's leadership role that comes with that so that's really been a big challenge for him." As Guerrieri said, it all starts with Heyward in the middle. "You have to run the show in the middle of our defense and he's taken that challenge in this offseason and he's performed really well in camp," Guerrieri said. "The biggest change I would say in his game that you'll see is a more physical run presence and our staff has challenged him from that standpoint." - Herald Sun


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