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Zach

Harmon

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#63

Center/Offensive Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 290
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Toledo, Ohio
High School: Central Catholic

Bio

2018: Charted as the first team center after starting the past two seasons at offensive guard ... preseason fourth team All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports ... candidate for the Rimington Trophy, an honor presented annually to the top center in the nation by the Boomer Esiason Foundation ... in 29 career games (23 starts), has played 1,598 total snaps ... Duke’s most experienced offensive lineman ... enters the 2018 season having started 23 consecutive games for the Blue Devils ... joins OG Julian Santos as the two returning starters along the offensive front ... one of five Duke offensive linemen with 400+ snaps of experience, joining Santos (904), Zach Baker (463), Rakavius Chambers (441) and Christian Harris (402).

2017: Started all 13 games at right offensive guard ... also served as the second string center behind All-ACC snapper Austin Davis ... member of an offensive front that helped Duke close the year as one of six ACC teams to compile 2,200+ rushing yards and 2,700+ passing yards, joining Clemson, Louisville, N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest ... helped the Blue Devils rank tied for fourth in fewest sacks allowed per game and fifth in first downs per game in the ACC in league action ... member of Duke’s offensive line that assisted in producing three 200-200 outings as the Blue Devils posted 200+ rushing and 200+ passing yards versus N.C. Central, Northwestern and Northern Illinois ... helped open holes for a Duke rushing attack that featured three players with 500+ ground yards for the first time in school history (Shaun Wilson — 818, Brittain Brown — 701 & Daniel Jones — 518) as the trio combined for 2,037 yards and 20 rushing TDs ... the Duke trio was one of just two in the ACC to post 500+ rushing yards and 6+ rushing TDs each, joining Clemson ... in the Week 11 win over Georgia Tech, helped Duke rush for a season-high 319 yards against a Yellow Jacket defense that entered week allowing 124.9 yards per game to rank second in ACC and 23rd nationally ... in the 36-14 victory over Northern Illinois, provided protection and opened lanes for MVP Daniel Jones to complete 27-of-40 (.675) passes for 252 yards and two TDs and rush for a game-high 86 yards and one TD as Duke set or matched Quick Lane Bowl team records for total TDs (5), total first downs (27), rushing attempts (52), rushing TDs (3), total plays (92) & time of possession (38:21) ... played 729 snaps.

2016: Played in all 12 games with 10 starts ... started the final 10 games of the season at left guard ... recipient of the program’s Sonny Falcone Iron Duke Award, an honor presented annually to one offensive player, one defensive player and one player in the developmental program for their year-round commitment to strength training and conditioning ... part of a Blue Devil offensive line that helped Duke finish the season as one of four ACC schools to complete at least 62 percent of its pass attempts along with a 2:1 TD-to-INT ratio, joining Clemson, North Carolina and Virginia Tech ... helped the Blue Devils rank fourth in the ACC in third down percentage during league play ... member of Duke’s offensive front that helped produce four 200-200 performances as the Blue Devils posted 200+ rushing and 200+ passing yards versus N.C. Central, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and North Carolina ... helped open holes for a rushing attack that gained 227 yards versus No. 15 North Carolina, 227 yards against No. 23 Virginia Tech and 254 yards at Georgia Tech, marking the first time during head coach David Cutcliffe’s tenure that the Blue Devils carded three consecutive games of 200+ rushing yards against ACC opponents ... part of a Duke offensive unit that was the lone ACC squad to have zero turnovers in the red zone in league action ... contributed to the success of QB Daniel Jones, who finished second in the balloting for ACC Rookie of the Year honors after setting or matching 23 school records including most total offensive yards by a freshman (3,322) ... helped open holes for RBs Jela Duncan and Shaun Wilson, who combined to rush for 1,073 yards and 10 TDs ... aided the Duke rushing attack that was one of two in the ACC to have three players with 450+ yards and 4+ TDs on the year, joining Georgia Tech ... on the field for 818 snaps.

2015: Played in four games ... saw action against Tulane, N.C. Central, Army West Point and North Carolina ... on the field for 51 total snaps.

2014: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Toledo Central Catholic High School under Greg Dempsey ... listed as the No. 14 center in the nation by Rivals.com ... charted as the No. 20 center in the country by Scout.com ... helped squad to a three-year ledger of 34-6 record including the 2012 Ohio Division II state championship ... served as team captain as a senior ... suffered season-ending neck injury in week three of senior campaign ... first team all-conference and honorable mention all-state pick as a junior ... also participated in wrestling.

PERSONAL: Born June 27, 1996 ... majoring in psychology while minoring in visual and media studies and pursuing a certificate in markets and management ... son of Lisa and Wes Harmon.

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