Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2012: Projected starter at tight end ... joins Jack Farrell as the only two Duke TEs with collegiate experience ... missed spring practice while recovering from off-season knee surgery ... underwent surgery on June 14, 2012 to repair a left thumb fracture ... big, powerful end with good versatility ... has the ability to stretch the field vertically ... coaches are excited about his potential ... in 12 career games (1 start), has eight receptions for 107 yards ... on the field for 436 total plays ... in the post-spring weightlifting evaluation, posted the top bench press mark among tight ends (400 lbs.).
2011: Academic All-ACC selection ... recipient of the Sonny Falcone Iron Duke Award, a team 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 ... played in all 12 games with one starting assignment ... started against Miami ... key contributor on special teams ... caught eight passes for 107 yards ... averaged 13.4 yards per catch ... logged two receptions against Stanford, Miami and Virginia ... posted a season-high 46 receiving yards at Virginia including a season-long 41-yard catch ... five of eight catches came over the final four weeks of the year ... credited with two tackles on special teams ... on the field for 436 total snaps.
2010: Did not see game action.
Prior to Duke: Lettered three seasons at Providence High School under coach Randy Long ... charted as the 121st-best wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com ... All-Mid Atlantic Region choice by SuperPrep ... helped team to three-year record of 23-18 with three state playoff appearances ... as a senior, earned first team all-state honors from both the Associated Press and NCPreps.com after catching 72 passes for 1,002 yards and 13 TDs ... received all-conference and all-county accolades in 2009 ... had 46 receptions for 752 yards and 10 TDs as a junior and 58 catches for 800 yards and 12 TDs as a sophomore ... finished career with 176 receptions for 2,554 yards and 35 TDs ... lettered as a midfielder on the lacrosse team, helping squad to two conference crowns as well as the 2009 state title.
Personal: Son of Jay and Jayne Deaver ... father lettered four seasons (1985-86-87-88) as an offensive guard at Wake Forest, helping the Demon Deacons to a 22-21-1 record ... high school teammate of fellow Duke football player Brandon Braxton ... born May 8, 1992 ... majoring in sociology while pursuing a certificate in markets and management studies.