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01/29/19 - (QB) - *Daniel Jones, rJr, 6-5, 220
Daniel Jones got his bad Senior Bowl moments out of the way long before kickoff. The Duke quarterback threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score in the third quarter to lead the North to a 34-24 victory over the South Saturday, putting a nice finishing touch on the weeklong job interview with NFL teams. "Just showing the poise and showing kind of a comfort in the offense is something they wanted to see," Jones said. "At times, I'm not sure I did great with that, to be honest. But here in the game, I think I did get comfortable and I got into a rhythm. Hopefully that showed them something and showed them I had the ability to do that and had the resiliency to do that." Projected as a likely first-round pick , Jones turned in an efficient 8-of-11, 115-yard passing performance. Then, North Carolina State's Ryan Finley took over in the fourth quarter with similar results. Jones, one of 11 junior graduates in the game, and Finley ignited a North team that trailed 12-3 at halftime only to score on its first five drives of the second half. He at least had the comfort of a familiar city since Jones is training in Mobile with David Morris at QB Country leading up to the combine. - AP College Football

01/02/19 - (QB) - *Daniel Jones, rJr, 6-5, 220
Duke quarterback Daniel Jones and linebacker Joe Giles-Harris are skipping their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft. They announced their decisions Monday, four days after the Blue Devils beat Temple in the Independence Bowl. The 6-foot-5 Jones completed nearly 60 percent of his passes while throwing for 8,201 yards and 52 touchdowns in three seasons as the starter. He threw for five TDs and rushed for another in the bowl victory. Giles-Harris averaged more than nine tackles in 34 career games and became the school's first two-time all-Atlantic Coast Conference linebacker in more than 30 years. Coach David Cutcliffe says he supports both players' decisions, calling Jones "a cornerstone of our program" and saying he "could not be more appreciative of Joe's commitment and dedication." - AP College Football

11/12/18 - (QB) - *Daniel Jones, rJr, 6-5, 220
NOV 12 ACC QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK: Daniel Jones, Duke, Jr.; Charlotte, N.C.,...Jones' 547 yards of total offense (361 passing, 186 rushing) in Saturday's 42-35 win over rival North Carolina is the fifth-highest single-game total in ACC history ... Jones became the third player in ACC history with multiple 300-yard passing and 100-yard rushing games ... Completed 31-of-54 passes for 361 yards with three touchdowns and one interception ... Rushed 15 times for 186 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown run and another run of 68 yards. - ACC Football

11/11/18 - (SS) - Dylan Singleton, Jr, 5-11, 190
Duke says safety Dylan Singleton is out indefinitely with a broken left ankle. Team spokesman Art Chase said Singleton had surgery Sunday to repair the injury suffered a day earlier in a 42-35 victory over North Carolina. He's the 15th player with starting experience to miss at least one game this season due to injury. The junior had started all 10 games and had 73 tackles, and had four games with at least 10 tackles. Duke (7-3, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) visits No. 2 Clemson on Saturday night. - AP College Football

11/11/18 - (QB) - *Daniel Jones, rJr, 6-5, 220
Daniel Jones kept Duke moving to big yardage totals, while the Blue Devils' defense provided help when the offense stumbled. That has the Blue Devils keeping the Victory Bell after another rivalry win against North Carolina. Jones accounted for a program-record 547 total yards and four touchdowns to help Duke beat UNC 42-35 on Saturday, earning the program's third straight win in the longtime series of nearby neighbors. Jones threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns for the Blue Devils (7-3, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). He also ran for a 61-yard touchdown and had a 68-yard keeper in a 186-yard rushing day, helping Duke finish with a season-high 629 yards.

And there was no shortage of praise for the redshirt junior's performance. "Daniel Jones played as well as a quarterback can play," said Duke coach David Cutcliffe, who has had a few notable pupils in his coaching career that includes a couple of guys named Peyton and Eli Manning. "I know I'm not the fastest guy on the field," Jones said of his runs. "I was trying to run as fast as I could. Both of those long runs, I'm not sure I really got touched, and I think that's a credit to those guys up front." Jones' 547 yards of total offense were also the most ever allowed by UNC, surpassing the record of 525 yards set last year by reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson of Louisville. - AP College Football

11/04/18 - (TE) - Daniel Helm, rSr, 6-4, 248
Quentin Harris' jump pass to Daniel Helm late in the third quarter put Duke ahead for good, and the Blue Devils beat reeling Miami 20-12 on Saturday night to hand the Hurricanes their third straight loss. Deon Jackson scored on a 75-yard rush on the game's first snap from scrimmage for Duke (6-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), which secured bowl eligibility and won at Miami for the first time since 1976. The Blue Devils had lost six straight at Miami. Deejay Dallas had an 83-yard touchdown run for Miami (5-4, 2-3) and finished with 124 rushing yards, but also fumbled the ball away twice. Travis Homer had a game-high 133 rushing yards and a touchdown for the Hurricanes. It was just the third time in the last 40 years that Miami, Florida and Florida State, the "Big Three" of college football in the Sunshine State lost on the same day. The others were Oct. 30, 2004 and Oct. 8, 2011 - though all three schools also lost last weekend, just not on the same day. - AP College Football

10/29/18 - (RB) - Deon Jackson, So, 5-11, 220
OCT 29 ACC CO-RUNNING BACK OF THE WEEK: Deon Jackson, Duke, So., RB, Atlanta, Ga.,...Jackson set the Duke single-game record and became just the third player in ACC history with 400 or more all-purpose yards in a contest, totaling 403 in Saturday's 54-45 loss at Pitt ... Jackson rushed 10 times for a career-high 162 yards (16.2), caught three passes for 89 yards (29.7) and one touchdown (74 yards), and returned six kickoffs for 152 yards (25.3) ... He logged three plays from scrimmage of 50 or more yards with a 50-yard rush, a 60-yard rush and the 74-yard reception ... The 74-yard receiving TD and 60-yard dash are Duke's two longest plays of this season ... Jackson joined Clemson's Tobias Palmer (496 vs. NC State, 2012) and Wake Forest's John Leach (411 vs. Maryland, 1993) as the only players in ACC history with 400 or more all-purpose yards in a game. - ACC Football

10/15/18 - (ILB) - *Joe Giles-Harris, rJr, 6-1, 240
OCT 15 ACC LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK: Joe Giles-Harris, Duke, Jr., LB, Nyack, N.Y.,...Giles-Harris registered a game-high 15 tackles in the Blue Devils' 28-14 win at Georgia Tech ... Helped Duke hold Georgia Tech to 229 rushing yards (144 below its season average) after the Yellow Jackets entered the weekend ranked first nationally in rushing offense (373.0) ... Keyed an effort that held Georgia Tech to a season-low 14 points 27.3 points below its season average entering the game. - ACC Football

10/15/18 - (WR) - T.J. Rahming, Sr, 5-09, 170
OCT 15 ACC RECEIVER OF THE WEEK: T.J. Rahming, Duke, Sr., WR, Powder Springs, Ga.,...Rahming caught four passes for 91 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 28-14 win at Georgia Tech ... Touchdown catch came on third-and-12 from the Georgia Tech 48-yard line late in the third quarter and snapped a 7-7 tie ... All four receptions resulted in Blue Devil first downs with yardage gains of 11, 12, 20 and 48 yards ... Became the fourth player in Duke history to reach the 200-catch plateau for his career (now has 202). - ACC Football

10/15/18 - (DE) - Chris Rumph II, rFr, 6-3, 225
OCT 15 ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Chris Rumph II, Duke, R-Fr., DE, Gainesville, Fla.,...In his first career start, Rumph recorded four tackles including four tackles for loss and a sack in Saturday's 28-14 win at Georgia Tech ... Also had a fumble recovery with 2:41 left in the third quarter and the score tied at 7-7 to set up Duke's go-ahead touchdown ... Had two fourth-down tackles resulting in change of possession ... Matched the Duke single-game record for TFL by a freshman. - ACC Football

09/29/18 - (QB) - *Daniel Jones, rJr, 6-5, 220
QB Daniel Jones returned to the lineup for Saturday night's matchup against visiting Virginia Tech. The school announced Saturday morning that Jones would be back under center for the No. 22 Blue Devils after missing two games due to a fractured collarbone. Jones was injured in a game against Northwestern on Sept. 8 and underwent surgery the following day.

09/24/18 - (SS) - Dylan Singleton, Jr, 5-11, 190
SEPT 17 ACC DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Dylan Singleton, Duke, Jr., S, Dacula, Ga.,...Singleton carded seven tackles, caused one fumble, recovered another and broke up a pass in the Blue Devils' win at Baylor...His fumble recovery midway through the first quarter set up Duke's first touchdown...Singleton led the Duke defense, which shut out Baylor in the first half en route to building a 23-0 lead at intermission. - ACC Football

09/24/18 - (C) - Jack Wohlabaugh, rSo, 6-3, 300
SEPT 17 ACC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Jack Wohlabaugh, Duke, So., C, Akron, Ohio,...Making his first career start in Saturday's 40-27 win at Baylor, Wohlabaugh posted a team-best offensive line grade, along with four knockdown blocks...He spearheaded a Duke offense that yielded zero sacks, committed zero penalties and suffered zero turnovers...Wohlabaugh provided protection for quarterback Quentin Harris, who in his first career start threw three touchdown passes with no interceptions. - ACC Football

09/24/18 - (QB) - *Daniel Jones, rJr, 6-5, 220
SEPT 10 ACC QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK: Daniel Jones, Duke, Jr., Charlotte, N.C.,...Jones completed 16 of 22 passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns before leaving Saturday's 21-7 win at Northwestern due to injury late in the third quarter...Jones posted a pass efficiency rating of 191.04 with second-quarter touchdown passes of 7, 9 and 52 yards...He became the fourth quarterback in Duke history to throw three or more touchdown passes in a quarter. - ACC Football

09/24/18 - (OLB) - Ben Humphreys, Sr, 6-2, 225
SEPT 10 ACC LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK: Ben Humphreys, Duke, Sr., LB, Newport Beach, Calif.,...Humphreys logged a game-high 15 tackles in a 21-7 road win at Northwestern...Humphreys had five tackles for no gain and one for a loss of three yards...He was credited with tackles on two third-down stops as the Blue Devils held Northwestern scoreless for the final 54:50 and snapped the Wildcats' winning streak at nine games (longest active streak among Power 5 teams entering the contest). - ACC Football

09/20/18 - (C) - Jack Wohlabaugh, rSo, 6-3, 300
C Jack Wohlabaugh, a redshirt sophomore who transferred from Ohio State, was named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his efforts in the Baylor game. He made his first collegiate start in the game and graded out best among Duke offensive linemen.

09/20/18 - (ILB) - *Joe Giles-Harris, rJr, 6-1, 240
LB Joe Giles-Harris is one most acclaimed defenders in recent Duke history. His ability to get to ball carriers is impressive and he'll be looking to build on a season in which he gained national recognition in 2017. "We know what he can do," coach David Cutcliffe said. "He can be real physical." Giles-Harris has averaged one tackle of loss per game in his career with Duke.

09/20/18 - (SS) - Dylan Singleton, Jr, 5-11, 190
S Dylan Singleton continues to be the most active of Duke's defensive backs. He gained ACC Defensive Back of the Week recognition for the Baylor game. His efforts included seven tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

09/11/18 - (CB) - Mark Gilbert, Jr, 6-0, 175
Duke quarterback Daniel Jones is out indefinitely with a broken collarbone and all-Atlantic Coast Conference cornerback Mark Gilbert is done for the season with a hip injury. Team spokesman Art Chase said both players had surgeries Sunday. Jones fractured his left clavicle while taking a blindside hit during the third quarter Blue Devils' 21-7 victory at Northwestern on Saturday. Backup Quentin Harris played the fourth quarter at quarterback. Jones threw three touchdown passes before he was injured. Gilbert injured his left hip in the second quarter. Duke (2-0) plays at Baylor (2-0) on Saturday. - AP College Football

09/08/18 - (QB) - *Daniel Jones, rJr, 6-5, 220
Daniel Jones dropped back to pass when he got driven to the ground by a blindside hit. He came down on his left side and left the game with an injured clavicle, which could mean a lengthy absence for the star quarterback and a huge loss for Duke. Jones threw for three touchdowns before getting knocked out of the game, and the Blue Devils beat Northwestern 21-7 on Saturday. Coach David Cutcliffe said it "doesn't look great" and was bracing for his quarterback to miss a big chunk of time. He added Jones would be examined when the team returned home. Cutcliffe doesn't expect star cornerback Mark Gilbert to return anytime soon, either, after he exited with an injury to the left hip area in the second quarter. Those were two big losses on a day when the Blue Devils (2-0) beat the Wildcats (1-1) again after pounding them at home last year. Jones passed for three TDs in the second quarter but left the game after he was sacked by Joe Gaziano at the end of the third. Quentin Harris played the fourth. - AP College Football

08/31/18 - (QB) - *Daniel Jones, rJr, 6-5, 220
Daniel Jones threw for one touchdown and rushed for another score, helping Duke open with a 34-14 victory over Army on Friday night. Jones was 13 of 17 for 197 yards with a 1-yard touchdown run and a 25-yard scoring pass to Aaron Young. Brittain Brown had a 12-yard touchdown run and backup Deon Jackson added a 7-yard score. The Blue Devils responded to both Army touchdowns by scoring TDs of their own to win their opener for the seventh straight year and atone for their most recent loss - a 21-16 defeat at Army last November. Kelvin Hopkins Jr. was 10 of 21 for 197 yards - the most yards passing for Army since 2015 - with a short rushing touchdown and a 45-yard scoring pass to Cam Harrison. - AP College Football

05/16/18 - (P) - Austin Parker, rJr, 6-1, 185
K Austin Parker was reinstated to the Blue Devils' roster five months after he was kicked off the team, head coach David Cutcliffe announced on Wednesday. Parker was dismissed from the team before the Quick Lane Bowl against Northern Illinois in December, after he was suspended from school for violating unspecified university academic policy. Cutcliffe said Parker "displayed humility and wisdom while, through his actions, regaining our trust" during the suspension. Parker, who has been reinstated to school and started summer school on Wednesday, made 17 of 21 field goals attempts and 33 of 35 extra point tries last season. He also averaged 42 yards per punt and placed 10 of his 61 punts inside the 20-yard line.

12/26/17 - (QB) - *Daniel Jones, rJr, 6-5, 220
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, Jr, 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, rJr, 6-1, 240
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

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