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Daniel

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Quarterback
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 220
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Charlotte Latin

Bio

Career Statistics

2018: Returning starting quarterback and team captain ... preseason third team All-ACC selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview ... opens 2018 as one of two active QBs nationally with 5,500+ passing yards and 1,000+ rushing yards, joining Syracuse’s Eric Dungey ... one of three returning QBs among Power 5 schools to amass 2,500+ passing yards and 500+ rushing yards a season ago, joining Clemson’s Kelly Bryant and Michigan State’s Brian Lewerke ... candidate for the Maxwell Award, an honor presented annually to the top player in the nation by the Maxwell Football Club ... candidate for both the Davey O’Brien Award and Manning Award, honors presented annually to the top quarterback in the nation ... in 25 career games (25 starts), has completed 527-of-883 (.597) passes for 5,527 yards with 30 TDs and 20 INTs ... owns a career pass efficiency rating of 118.94 ... has rushed 302 times for 1,004 yards (3.32) and 14 TDs, caught one pass for zero yards and punted three times for 116 yards (38.67) ... has compiled 6,531 yards of total offense ... owns career per game averages of 40.16 rushing yards, 221.08 passing yards and 261.24 total offensive yards ... holds career TD responsibility of 44 (14 rush & 30 pass) ... has scored 84 points on 14 rushing TDs ... has lost nine fumbles ... enters the 2018 season with active streaks of four games with 1+ rushing TD and three contests with 2+ passing TDs ... has played 1,872 career snaps ... has recorded 300+ yards of total offense in 10 games including a career-high 413 (108 rush & 305 pass) versus Northwestern in 2017 ... has accounted for multiple TDs in 14 games including a career-high four (2 rush & 2 pass) against Northwestern in 2017 ... has thrown multiple TD passes in 11 games including a career-high three versus both Notre Dame (2016) and Miami (2016) ... has rushed for multiple TDs in four games including a career-high two against Wake Forest (2016), Virginia Tech (2016), North Carolina (2016) and Northwestern (2017) ... has completed 20+ passes in 14 games including a career-high 34 versus Miami in 2016 ... has thrown for 300+ yards in six games including a career-high 346 yards against Wake Forest in 2017 ... has 16 pass completions of 40+ yards including a career-long 64-yard strike to Anthony Nash against Notre Dame in 2016 ... has logged 52 rushing attempts of 10+ yards including a career-long 33-yard jaunt against Virginia Tech in 2017 ... has rushed for 70+ yards in six contests including a career-high 108 versus Northwestern in 2017 ... among active players in the ACC, enters the 2018 season ranking third in passing yards, third in total offensive yards, third in passing TDs, tied for third in TDs scored by a QB, tied for third in rushing TDs by a QB, fourth in total offensive yards per game, fifth in passing yards per game, sixth in passing yards, sixth in rushing attempts, tied for sixth in rushing TDs, tied for seventh in overall TDs and 14th in rushing yards ... opens 2018 as one of 11 active players in the ACC with multiple Academic All-ACC citations ... enters the 2018 season holding Blue Devil all-time records for pass attempts per game (35.32), pass completion-to-INT ratio (26.35:1), pass attempt-to-INT ratio (44.15:1), total offensive yards per game and total offensive plays per game (47.40) ... additionally, on Duke’s all-time charts, ranks second for pass completion percentage, second for pass completions per game (21.08), tied for second for most games with 50+ pass attempts without an INT (1), third for most passing yards per game, third for TD-to-INT ratio (1.50:1), tied for third for most games with 40+ pass attempts without an INT (3), tied for fourth for most games with 30+ pass attempts without an INT (7), fifth for most games with 20+ pass attempts without an INT (10), fifth for most games with 20+ pass completions, fifth for most rushing yards by a QB, tied for fifth for most seasons with 2,000+ passing yards (2), tied for fifth for most 100-yard rushing games by a QB, sixth for most rushing TDs by a QB, tied for sixth for most seasons with 10+ TD passes (2), tied for sixth for most TD passes of 20+ yards (16), seventh for pass efficiency rating, seventh for pass completions, seventh for pass attempts, seventh for total offensive yards, seventh for most toal offensive plays (1,185), eighth for TD passes, tied for eighth for most seasons with 1,000+ passing yards (2), ninth for passing yards, tied for ninth for most starts at QB, 10th for average yards per pass attempt (6.26) and tied for 10th for most wins by a starting QB (11).

2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017:
Team captain ... Quick Lane Bowl MVP ... ACC All-Bowl Team choice by ESPN ... Academic All-ACC selection ... recipient of the program’s Ace Parker Award, an honor presented annually to an individual who displays unparalleled commitment to the team and overcomes adversity to contribute ... started all 13 games ... completed 257-of-453 (.567) passes for 2,691 yards with 14 TDs and 11 INTs while rushing 161 times for 518 yards (3.22) and seven TDs ... posted pass efficiency rating of 111.97 ... compiled 3,209 total offensive yards ... punted once for 45 yards ... scored 42 points ... carded point responsibility total of 126 ... one of six QBs among Power 5 schools to amass 2,500+ passing yards and 500+ rushing yards, joining Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett, Clemson’s Kelly Bryant, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, Michagan State’s Brian Lewerke and Wake Forest’s John Wolford ... completed 20+ passes in six games including a season-high 29 completions against Northwestern ... posted completion percentage of .600 or better in six contests including a season-best .760 mark (19-of-25) against N.C. Central ... threw for 200+ yards in seven weeks ... had 300+ passing yards twice against Northwestern (305) and Wake Forest (346) ... had a season-high two TD passes in six games versus N.C. Central, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Northern Illinois ... had eight completions of 40+ yards including a season-long 58-yard pass to RB Shaun Wilson against Pittsburgh ... opened the season with 29 pass attempts without an INT to push his streak to 202 dating back to 2016 and establish the second-longest run in school history, behind only Thaddeus Lewis, who threw 206 consecutive passes without an INT over the 2007-08 seasons ... also stretched streak of consecutive games with 20+ pass attempts without an INT to five dating back to 2016 and establish the second-longest run in school history, behind only Lewis, who posted six straight games with 20+ pass attempts without an INT over the 2007-08 seasons ... logged 24 rushing attempts of 10+ yards including a season-long 33-yard effort at Virginia Tech ... had 10+ rushing attempts in nine weeks including a season-high 19 carries against Army West Point ... rushed for 65+ yards in four weeks versus Northwestern (108), Virginia Tech (65), Georgia Tech (91) and Northern Illinois (86) ... rushed for a season-high two TDs against Northwestern ... logged single-game rushing TDs versus N.C. Central, Army West Point, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Northern Illinois ... logged a season-high 413 yards of total offense against Northwestern while becoming the second player in Duke history to post 300+ passing and 100+ rushing yards in a single game, joining Brandon Connette, who accomplished the feat on September 21, 2013, against Pittsburgh with 323 passing yards and 101 rushing yards ... accounted for 3+ TDs in games against Northwestern (2 pass & 2 rush), Georgia Tech (2 & 1), Wake Forest (2 & 1) and Northern Illinois (2 & 1) ... in the ACC, ranked third in pass attempts, fourth in pass completions, sixth in pass completions per game (19.77), eighth in passing yards per game (207.00), eighth in total offensive yards per game (246.85), tied for eighth in TD passes and 10th in pass completion percentage ... nationally, ranked 35th in pass completions per game, 46th in total offensive yards per game, 53rd in passing yards and 72nd in total points responsible ... set Quick Lane Bowl record for pass completions (27) while matching bowl game standard for TD passes (2) with Gary Nova of Rutgers (2014), Perry Hills of Maryland (2016) and Patrick Towles of Boston College (2016) ... engineered a Duke offense which established Quick Lane Bowl team records for total offensive plays (92) and time of possession (38:21) while matching bowl standards for total TDs (5), first downs (27) and rushing TDs (3) ... set Duke bowl game record for most pass attempts without an INT (40) ... on Duke’s bowl game charts, Quick Lane Bowl totals rank second for rushing yards by a QB (86), tied for second for rushing attempts by a QB (16), tied for second for total TD responsibility (3), third for TD passes, third for total offensive yards (338), fourth for passing attempts, fourth for pass completions, fifth for passing yards (252), tied for seventh for rushing attempts, 11th for rushing yards per attempt (5.38) and 12th for rushing yards ... set school single-season record for most total offensive plays with 614 (161 rush & 453 pass) ... on Duke’s single-season charts, yearly totals rank tied for second for most games with 2+ TD passes (6), tied for second for most games with 100+ passing yards (12), tied for fourth for pass attempts, fifth for most total offensive yards, tied for fifth for most games with 20+ pass attempts without an INT (5), tied for fifth for most games with 30+ pass attempts without an INT (3), sixth for most rushing yards by a QB, tied for sixth for most 100-yard rushing games by a QB (1), eighth for pass completions, eighth for highest pass attempt-to-INT ratio (41.18:1), tied for eighth for most rushing TDs by a QB, tied for ninth for most wins by a starting QB (7), 10th for total TD responsibility (21) and 12th for passing yards ... joined Shaun Wilson (818) and Brittain Brown (701) to form the first trio in Duke history to post 500+ rushing yards each ... coupled with Wilson (6) and Brown (7) to form the fifth trio in Blue Devil history to compile 5+ rushing TDs each ... teamed with Wilson and Brown to form one of two ACC trios with 500+ rushing yards and 6+ rushing TDs each, joining Clemson’s Travis Etinne (744 & 13), Tavien Feaster (659 & 7) & Kelly Bryant (646 & 11) ... on the field for 981 snaps.

2016 Game-by-Game Statistics
2016:
Honorable mention Freshman All-America pick by Campus Insiders ... second team Freshman All-ACC pick by Athlon Sports ... recipient of the program’s Carmen Falcone Award as Duke’s Most Valuable Player ... Academic All-ACC selection ... four-time ACC Rookie of the Week choice following performances against Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Miami ... the four weekly citations matched the highest total in the league alongside Florida State QB Deondre Francois ... Manning Award Star of the Week recipient after victories over Notre Dame and North Carolina ... Davey O’Brien Award Great Eight weekly honoree following the win at Notre Dame ... runner-up in the balloting behind recipient Francois for both ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year and ACC Rookie of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association ... finished third in the balloting for both ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year and ACC Rookie of the Year by the league’s head coaches ... started all 12 games ... completed 270-of-430 (.638) passes for 2,836 yards with 16 TDs and nine INTs while rushing 141 times for 486 (3.45) yards and seven TDs ... posted a pass efficiency rating of 126.28 ... caught one pass for zero yards and punted twice for 71 yards (35.50) with one boot downed inside the opponent 20 yard line ... completed 20+ passes in eight contests ... hit on 30+ pass attempts in three weeks against Miami (34), Virginia (33) and Wake Forest (31) ... posted completion percentage of .600 or better in nine games including a season-best .750 mark (24-of-32) in the win at Notre Dame ... threw for 200+ yards in eight games ... had 300+ passing yards in four weeks against Wake Forest (332), Virginia (324), Miami (316) and Georgia Tech (305) ... had 2+ TD passes in five games including a season-high three versus both Notre Dame and Miami ... had eight completions of 40+ yards including a season-long 64-yard pass to WR Anthony Nash at Notre Dame ... logged 28 rushing attempts of 10+ yards including a season-long 29-yard effort against Virginia Tech ... had a season-high 21 carries against Army West Point ... rushed for 40+ yards in five contests and had 70+ yards versus Georgia Tech (73), Virginia Tech (99) and North Carolina (94) ... rushed for two TDs in three games against Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and North Carolina ... other ground TD came versus N.C. Central ... engineered game-winning 10-play, 44-yard drive to set up K AJ Reed’s 19-yard field goal with 1:24 remaining in the fourth period as Duke defeated Notre Dame, 38-35 ... threw game-winning two-yard touchdown pass to TE Davis Koppenhaver with 2:10 remaining in the third quarter as the Blue Devils upended No. 15 North Carolina, 28-27 ... also against the Tar Heels, closed out a 13-play, 65-yard non-scoring drive which started at the Duke 2-yard line with a 28-yard punt downed at the North Carolina 6-yard line with 1:51 remaining in the fourth period ... in the ACC, ranked fourth in pass completions per game (22.50), fifth in pass completion percentage, sixth in total offensive yards per game (276.8), eighth in passing yards per game (236.3), eighth in total points responsible (138), tied for ninth in rushes of 10+ yards, 10th in passing TDs, 10th in pass efficiency, 10th in red zone rushing TDs (7), 12th in rushing TDs and 14th in rushing yards per attempt ... only starting QB in the ACC with zero INTs against nationally-ranked foes ... only starting QB in the ACC with zero INTs in the month of November ... nationally, ranked 15th in completions per game, 28th in completion percentage, 32nd in total offensive yards per game, 43rd in passing yards, 47th in passing yards per game and 54th in total points responsible ... nationally among freshmen, ranked first in pass completions, first in passing attempts, first in total offensive yards per game, second in total plays, third in pass completion percentage, fourth in total offensive yards, fifth in passing yards, fifth in passing yards per game, seventh in passing TDs, and seventh in pass efficiency rating ... set Duke single-game records for highest average yards per attempt by a freshman (12.60 vs. N.C. Central), highest pass efficiency rating by a freshman (216.51 vs. N.C. Central) and most total offensive plays by a freshman (67 vs. Wake Forest) ... matched school single-game records for most TD passes of 20+ yards (3 vs. Notre Dame) and highest pass completion by a freshman (.750 vs. Notre Dame) ... on Duke’s single-game charts, weekly totals rank second for most offensive plays (67 vs. Wake Forest), tied for third for most TD passes of 20+ yards by a combination (with WR Anthony Nash; 2 vs. Notre Dame), fifth for passing efficiency (216.51 vs. N.C. Central), tied for fifth for most pass attempts without an INT (50 vs. Miami), tied for seventh for most offensive plays (64 vs. Miami), tied for ninth for pass completions (34 vs. Miami), tied for 10th for most pass attempts without an INT (46 vs. Pittsburgh), tied for 11th for most offensive plays (62 vs. Virginia) and tied for 11th in most pass attempts (54 vs. Virginia) ... set Duke single-season records for most passing yards by a freshman, highest pass completion percentage by a freshman, most TD passes by a freshman, most games with 20+ pass completions by a freshman (8), most games with 30+ pass completions by a freshman, most pass attempts by a freshman, most pass completions by a freshman, highest average yards per pass attempt by a freshman (6.60), highest pass efficiency rating by a freshman, most games with 100+ passing yards by a freshman (11), most games with 200+ passing yards by a freshman, most games with 300+ passing yards by a freshman, total TD responsibility by a freshman, most total offensive yards by a freshman and most total offensive plays by a freshman (571) ... on Duke’s single-season charts, yearly totals rank second for most total offensive plays, tied for second for most games with 30+ pass completions, tied for third for most games with 20+ pass completions, fourth for total offensive yards, tied for fourth for most games with 300+ passing yards, tied for fourth for TD passes of 20+ yards (9), fifth for total offensive yards per game, fifth for pass completion-to-INT ratio (30.00:1), fifth for pass attempt-to-INT ratio (47.78:1), tied for sixth for most games with 1+ TD pass (9), tied for sixth for most games with 100+ passing yards, seventh for pass completions, seventh for pass completion percentage, seventh for rushing yards by a QB, tied for seventh for most games with 2+ TD passes (5), tied for seventh for TD responsibility (23), ninth for passing yards, ninth for pass efficiency rating, tied for ninth for most games with 200+ passing yards (8), tied for ninth for rushing TDs by a QB, 10th for pass attempts, 10th for TD-to-INT ratio (1.78:1) and tied for 10th for TD passes ... only QB in the ACC to complete 15+ passes along with 1+ TD strike to three TEs (Erich Schneider [29 & 2], Daniel Helm [21 & 2] & Davis Koppenhaver [15 & 1]) ... first freshman to lead Duke in passing and total offensive yards since Thaddeus Lewis in 2006 ... became the second QB in Duke history to post 16+ passing TDs and 7+ rushing TDs in a single season, joining Thomas Sirk (2015) ... along with RBs Jela Duncan (450 & 6) and Shaun Wilson (623 & 4), member of a Duke ground game that was one of two in the ACC to have three players with 450+ yards and 4+ TDs on the year, joining Georgia Tech ... with Duncan and Wilson, became just the third trio in Duke history to post 450+ rushing yards and 4+ rushing TDs each in a season, joining Ace Parker (884 & 10), Jule Ward (594 & 4) and Elmore Hackney (521 & 5) in 1935 and Tom Davis (569 & 7), Steve Lach (532 & 7) and Winston Seigfried (459 & 14) in 1941 ... helped Duke finish the season as one of four ACC schools to complete at least 62 percent of its passes along with a 2:1 TD-to-INT ratio, joining Clemson, North Carolina and Virginia Tech ... part of a Duke offensive unit that was the lone ACC squad to have zero turnovers in the red zone in league action ... after throwing six TD passes against eight INTs through the first five weeks of the season, had 10 TD tosses versus just one INT over the final seven weeks ... on the field for 891 snaps.

2015: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Charlotte Latin High School under coach Larry McNulty ... helped the Hawks to a 19-5 record and two state championship game appearances ... elected a team captain as both a junior and senior ... departed Charlotte Latin holding school career records for total offensive yards (8,344), passing yards (6,997) and total TDs (98) ... during senior campaign, completed 151-of-268 passes for 2,949 yards and 43 TDs and rushed 109 times for 778 yards and 10 TDs to help Charlotte Latin to a 10-2 record and North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) Division I state championship game appearance ... as a senior, earned first team NCISAA all-state honors, first team all-conference accolades and the South Charlotte Sports Report Quarterback of the Year Award after setting school single-season records for total yards (3,727), passing yards and passing TDs ... as a junior, led squad to a 9-3 ledger and a spot in the NCISAA Division I state title game ... in junior season, earned second team NCISAA all-state accolades and was an all-conference honoree after completing 158-of-290 passes for 2,398 yards and 27 TDs ... earned three letters in basketball, serving as a team co-captain during senior season.

PERSONAL: Born May 27, 1997 ... majoring in economics while minoring in history and pursuing a certificate in markets and management ... son of Becca and Steve Jones ... sister, Becca, lettered four seasons (2013-14-15-16) as a member of the field hockey program at Davidson College ... brother, Bates, is a member of the basketball program at Davidson and played in 19 games as a freshman in 2017-18 ... sister, Ruth, is a goalkeeper in the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Soccer Team pool.

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