Duke Football BIO
13 Zack Asack
Career: Three-year letterwinner ... member of the team for three seasons ... played in 26 career games with seven starts ... ended his career completing 123-of-250 for 1,168 yards and seven touchdowns while throwing 14 interceptions ... rushed for 290 career yards and four touchdowns on 154 carries ... second generation Duke football letterman as father, Phil, lettered as a fullback and linebacker from 1968-70 ... brother, Paul, was a teammate for two seasons.
2008: Enters the fall as the second string quarterback behind returning starter Thaddeus Lewis ... good athlete who has the ability to gain yards both through the air and on the ground ... combines with Lewis to give the Blue Devils a pair of talented and experienced signal-callers ... second generation Duke football letterman as father, Phil, lettered as a fullback and linebacker from 1968-70 ... brother, Paul, is a freshman kicker on the Duke football team.
2007: Saw action in six games, completing 10-of-22 pass attempts for 40 yards while rushing 14 times for 23 yards and one touchdown ... played in four of the final six contests ... had his best game at Notre Dame when he entered the game in the fourth quarter and drove Duke down the field for its only touchdown of the day ... he completed two-of-five passes for 17 yards and capped the drive with a six-yard touchdown run ... recorded first career punt in the season-opener against Connecticut, pinning the Huskies inside the 20-yard line with a 29-yard boot ... also appeared in games against Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson and North Carolina ... saw the field for a total of 52 plays on the season with 11 against Connecticut and North Carolina ... named a game captain for the Virginia Tech game.
2006: Not a member of the program.
2005: Honorable mention Freshman All-America selection by The Sporting News ... played in nine games with six starts ... started under center in six of the final seven games — Navy, Miami, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Clemson and North Carolina ... took 490 snaps on the year including a season-high 76 at Clemson ... for the year, completed 90-of-180 passes for 966 yards with five touchdowns and eight interceptions ... also rushed for 95 yards and two scores on 78 attempts ... became just the third true freshman in Duke gridiron history to lead the team in passing yards, joining Steve Slayden (1,229 in 1984) and Ben Bennett (2,050 in 1980) ... ranked seventh among rookie quarterbacks nationally in passing yardage ... in the ACC, ranked second among freshmen and 10th overall in total offense, averaging 117.9 yards per outing ... in his first collegiate action against VMI, completed all four of his pass attempts for 38 yards with a six-yard scoring strike to Marcus Jones ... one week later at Virginia, came off the bench to hit on seven-of-13 throws for 87 yards including a 30-yard touchdown pass to Jomar Wright ... in week five against Navy, became the first true freshman to start at quarterback for the Blue Devils since Steve Slayden earned the nod against Army on September 29, 1984, and responded by completing 12-of-16 passes for 111 yards while rushing 17 times for 58 yards and a touchdown ... also completed a two-point PAT pass to Eron Riley against the Midshipmen ... top passing day came at Clemson with 26 completions in 43 attempts for 328 yards including a 66-yard touchdown bomb to Riley ... passing performance ranks as the second highest single-game total by a true freshman at Duke behind Ben Bennett’s 469-yard day against Wake Forest in 1980 ... added 27 yards on the ground versus the Tigers for 355 yards of total offense ... the 328-yard effort ranked as the eighth highest single-game total in the ACC for the season while the 355 yards of total offense marked the seventh best in the league ... rushing TDs came against Navy and North Carolina ... one of three recipients of Duke’s Most Improved Offensive Player award, joining Cameron Goldberg and Eron Riley.
Prior to Duke: Three-year letterman at Xaverian Brothers for Charlie Stevenson ... charted as the top quarterback in Massachusetts and the 35th-best quarterback in the country by Scout.com ... listed as the sixth-top overall prospect in Massachusetts by Rivals.com ... all-region selection by Prep Star magazine ... helped Xaverian Brothers High School to three-year record of 26-8 including a state semifinal appearance in 2004 ... in senior campaign, threw for 2,100 yards and 18 touchdowns to earn conference MVP and all-state honors ... threw for over 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for five more scores as a junior ... responsible for 12 touchdowns (7 passing & 5 rushing) and threw for 1,000 yards during sophomore season ... three-time Neponset Daily Newspaper All-Star selection ... established school records in both the 55-meter hurdles (7.71) and long jump (21’7”).
Personal: Son of Deborah and Phil Asack ... born March 2, 1987 ... father is a 1971 graduate of Duke who lettered three seasons in football from 1968-70 and played professionally with the San Diego Chargers ... at Duke, Phil Asack rushed 234 times for 919 yards and 10 touchdowns in 1968 and 1969 before switching to linebacker for his final campaign ... brother, Paul, is a freshman kicker on the Duke football team.