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The calendar has flipped to July, which means August and the start of football practice is just around the corner. Anticipation is building for what promises to be another solid year in the ongoing resurgence of Duke football so the time is right to resurrect the Blue Devil Nation weekly Football Fr…
2 July 2015
Former Duke offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson was recently honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference by being voted the recipient of this year’s Anthony J. McKevlin Award, given to the top male athlete from all sports competing in the ACC. The top athletes in the conference for the 20…
1 July 2015
Summer Spotlight: Braxton Deaver…
1 July 2015
13th Blue Devil to Receive McKevlin…
30 June 2015
Duke consensus All-America offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson joins Virginia women’s soccer two-time MAC Hermann Trophy winner Morgan Brian as the top male and female ACC athletes for the 2014-15 academic year, as voted upon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). Tomlinson, who…
30 June 2015
Raising Awareness for Cystic Fibrosis…
30 June 2015
The next installment in our Duke Football Team Preview comes from the linebacker unit and the return of Kelby Brown. He returns after missing the entire 2014 season due to a knee injury he suffered in preseason practice. Brown was lucky enough to receive a sixth season of eligibility. The last time…
29 June 2015
Cutcliffe Discusses Special Teams Unit…
29 June 2015
Duke Football’s stellar recruiting class took a slight hit today, as 4-star quarterback prospect Chazz Surratt has decided to re-open his recruiting to decommit from the Blue Devils and has committed to play for UNC in the fall of 2016. Chazz Surratt was ranked as the #13 QB pro…
26 June 2015
Duke Football and head coach David Cutcliffe are currently on a recruiting tear, signing what will be the best recruiting class in program history next season. Already ranked in the top 20 of most football recruiting outlets, the Blue Devils recently added two linebackers, Alexander Gagnon and Tre H…
25 June 2015
Summer Spotlight: A.J. Wolf…
24 June 2015
At this point, pegging Duke as a program on the rise is simply repetitive. The growth of the Blue Devils' program under coach David Cutcliffe is well ...
22 June 2015
Koby Quansah, a 6’1, 216 pound linebacker out of Connecticut, announced his commitment to the Duke Blue Devils on Twitter this afternoon. The best Father's Day gift I could give to a mother that plays both roles…
22 June 2015
Lindy’s Sports recently released their preseason honors and awards for the 2015-2016 college football season, and the Duke football team and players received a lot of recognition, especially one defense, in the conference as well as nationally from the magazine fo…
19 June 2015
Three star cornerback Mark Gilbert, also rated as the top player at his position in the state on North Carolina, recently committed to join the Duke Blue Devils for the 2016-2017 season. Gilbert’s commitment will have a huge impact on the Blue Devils as they look to continue to impro…
18 June 2015
Duke Football has announced that they will play 2 future games in a home-and-home series against in-state opponent University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The 49ers will play at Wallace Wade in 2020 and the Blue Devils will head to Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte in 2021. The…
18 June 2015
In our previous Duke Football Team Preview the defensive ends were highlighted. Now the attention turns to the interior and the tackles. Just like the ends, tackle is a position that does not return much in terms of proven talent. One positive Duke fans can look for is the play of senior Carlos Wray…
17 June 2015
Blair Holliday is now a senior at Duke University and although he is not playing football anymore he is still involved with the team and his perseverance has been honored. Holliday has received the Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award which is given to student athletes who have overcome g…
16 June 2015
Less than a week after kicking in front of Duke coaches and earning a scholarship, Prattville's AJ Reed gave the Blue Devils' staff a commitment. Reed chose Duke over preferred walk-on offers from Alabama and Mississippi State.
15 June 2015
Duke senior wideout Max McCaffrey talks Duke Football. The season kicks off in just over two months and Max will be counted on as a lead this years team. The post Max McCaffery Talks Duke Football appeared first on Blue Devil Nation.
14 June 2015
Here’s the official Spring football motivational video for Duke Football. Who is going to lead this team? Who is going to be the breakout star? Fall cannot get here fast enough, am I right? The post 2015 Duke Football Hype appeared first on Duke Report.
11 June 2015
When talking about the 2016 NFL Draft and it’s deep crop of safeties this year, you cannot forget to mention one of the best if not the best safety of them all in Jeremy Cash as he undoubtedly shows the uncanny ability to make plays at all levels on the defense. There is no question […]…
10 June 2015
College football analyst Phil Steele has released his annual preseason All American and All Conference teams and many Blue Devils were named by the publication. The Blue Devils were led by safety Jeremy Cash and linebacker Kelby Brown, who were named to Steele’s preseason All American team.&nb…
1 June 2015
Each season produced more of what his coaches wanted to see. By the time Takoby Cofield was a senior at Duke, he had become the player they hoped. His...
26 May 2015
Duke is off to a great start on the recruiting trail for a second straight class. This year, David Cutcliffe and staff currently reside among Recruiti...
25 May 2015
Duke fans have been well aware of Jamison Crowder and his talents for years now.  For four years we got to witness Crowder’s speed, agility, and passion for the game as he helped engineer an unprecedented turnaround in the Duke Football program.  Crowder left Duke as the ACC’s…
20 May 2015
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- David Cutcliffe offered his former quarterback, Anthony Boone, some advice as the NFL draft wound down last weekend. The Duke ...
10 May 2015
Duke has some big holes to fill on offense in 2015, as they lose QB Anthony Boone, WR Jamison Crowder and OL Laken Tomlinson to the NFL. Listen as Blue Devil Network insider Dave Harding breaks down which players will be filling those positions this season, what it means to have LB Kelby Brown and .
8 May 2015
As each year goes by the list of new accomplishments by the Duke Football program continues to grow.  2015 is no different.  Including the NFL Draft and the subsequent free agent acquisition period this week, nine members of the 2015 class have found their way to an NFL roster.  Two p…
6 May 2015
Duke wide receiver Jamison Crowder was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round with the 105th pick. Crowder had workouts with New England, Carolina, Tampa Bay, and Houston, but it was ultimately Washington who ended up with the Duke great. Crowder played in every game since he arrive…
2 May 2015
If Duke fans had fun watching Jamison Crowder zip past safeties and break the ankles of linebackers for the past four years on Saturdays, they might be in for an even better show on Sundays beginning this fall. The Washington Redskins selected the former Duke wide receiver with the sixth pick in the…
2 May 2015
The last time a Blue Devil was selected in the first round of the NFL draft, none of the current players on the Duke roster had been born. That all changed Thursday night. The Detroit Lions selected former Duke offensive guard Laken Tomlinson with the 28th pick of the first round at the Auditorium T…
1 May 2015
Duke offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson was selected by the Detroit Lions in the first round with the 28th pick. Tomlinson is the highest drafted Blue Devils since Lennie Friedman was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 61st pick in round 2 of the 1999 NFL Draft. Laken started 52 games in his Duk…
1 May 2015
After months of breakdown and anticipation, draft day is here. And for the first time in more than a decade, it is the NFL—not the NBA—commissioner that will likely be calling the name of a pair of Blue Devils this weekend.Offensive guard Laken Tomlinson and wide receiver Jamison Crowde…
30 April 2015
It wasn’t long ago that Duke Football and the NFL Draft had very little chance of being mentioned in the same breath.  Times have changed and a turnaround lead by head coach David Cutcliffe and a remarkable group of young men over the last few seasons has made Durham a plausible destinati…
28 April 2015
For many Duke students, there exists an invisible wall between the University and the larger Durham community. But a group of Blue Devil football players took it upon themselves to start a program that has brought local high school students on campus twice a week this spring for a game that the play…
27 April 2015
The rise of Duke football is no secret. Under coach David Cutcliffe, the Blue Devils have turned from perennial ACC cellar-dweller to a team competing...
24 April 2015
Coach Cutcliffe arrived at Duke with a reputation for his ability to develop quarterbacks, thanks largely to his success with the Manning brothers and others at Tennessee and Ole Miss. Since his time in Durham, the Blue Devils' Head Coach has already placed two quarterbacks in the NFL in Thaddeus Le…
21 April 2015
Just like projected NFL Draft picks Laken Tomlinson and Jamison Crowder, another graduating Duke football player plans to continue his career with a new team. The Blue Devils’ kickoff specialist last season, Jack Willoughby, will be suiting up for reigning national champion Ohio State in the f…
16 April 2015
Former Duke WR and current NFL Draft prospect Jamison Crowder joined the Mac Attack on WFNZ 610 AM in Charlotte, NC this morning to discuss his career in Durham, the draft process, and the interest the Panthers have in him Crowder on Panthers: They have been a team I have been in contact with throug…
31 March 2015
With the NFL draft roughly one month away, Duke fans may hear several familiar names called by Roger Goodell come April.Ten former Blue Devils participated in Duke's annual Pro Day at Pascal Field House Wednesday. The group was headlined by guard Laken Tomlinson and receiver and returnman Jamison Cr…
26 March 2015
When Braxton Deaver and Kelby Brown went down with injury before their senior seasons in 2014, they thought their careers were over. But by working hard and leaning on each other, both are back for Duke this spring.
25 March 2015
Wide receiver Terrence Alls and defensive back T.J. Douglas have been suspended indefinitely from game competition, the team announced via press release Friday afternoon.According to the release, the players—both rising redshirt sophomores—will remain suspended until they "uphold the aca…
6 March 2015
DURHAM, N.C. -- Thomas Sirk is tall and lanky and baby-faced, and when he answers questions about his spring performance and his role as the heir appa...
3 March 2015
Duke Football Coach David Cutcliffe recaps the Blue Devils Spring Football game. The post Cut talks Duke Football appeared first on Blue Devil Nation.
3 March 2015
If there's been one snag in David Cutcliffe's grand plan to build Duke into a consistent winner, it's been the big boys up front on defense. The recru...
27 February 2015
When Duke takes the field for the first time since its 36-31 loss in the Sun Bowl to Arizona State on Dec. 27, 2014, a flurry of once-familiar faces will be missing from the starting lineup. However, the departure of the nine experienced starters, including All-American selections Jamison Crowder an…
27 February 2015
In the past 15 years, Duke has had just four players selected in the NFL draft. This year, it sent four to Indianapolis to take part in the league’s biggest offseason showcase. Four former Blue Devils—quarterback Anthony Boone, wide receiver Jamison Crowder, offensive guard Takoby Cofiel…
24 February 2015
Jamison Crowder is a little receiver and as one might expect, his game is built on his acceleration, speed and elusiveness. Crowder had a very productive college career, posting three straight seasons of over 1,000 yards receiving, over 75 receptions and at least six receiving touchdowns. Strengths:…
20 February 2015
Athlon Sports' David Fox took on the fun task of ranking the ACC's football/men's basketball coaching duos, and it should come as little surprise to s...
20 February 2015