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73 Takoby Cofield
2014: Returning starter at left offensive tackle ... preseason All-ACC selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (4th team) ... member of Duke’s OL unit ranked No. 24 nationally by Athlon Sports ... charted as the No. 36 OT prospect for the 2015 NFL Draft by CBS Sports ... in 37 career games (29 starts), has played a total of 2,286 snaps ... enters the 2014 season having started 29 consecutive games at left tackle ... one of three returning starters along the Duke offensive line as the trio (Cofield, Matt Skura & Laken Tomlinson) combines for 82 career starts ... in the program’s post-spring strength and conditioning evaluation, ranked among the team leaders in both back squat (540 lbs.; 2nd) and power clean (325 lbs.; t5th) while leading the OL unit in vertical jump (31’5”) ... in May, 2012, joined nine teammates on a mission trip to Langano, Ethiopia for water well-digging project.

2013: Started all 14 games ... key member of Duke’s offensive front that ranked first in the ACC in sacks allowed per passing attempt (27.8) ... part of a Blue Devil offensive unit that established school single-season records for total first downs (298), offensive yards (5,966) and points (459) ... helped Duke rank among the ACC leaders in total offense (426.1; 4th), scoring (32.8; 5th), rushing (178.0; 5th) and passing (248.1; 6th) ... aided the Blue Devils to top-50 national offensive rankings for fourth down conversion percentage (.696; 8th), fewest fumbles lost (6; 12th), fewest penalties per game (4.57; 25th), fewest penalty yards per game (40.71; 32nd), first downs (298; 36th) and passing offense (50th) ... helped a Duke offensive unit that became the first in school history and one of just four in the ACC in 2013 to amass 25+ rushing and 25+ passing TDs ... aided in the protection of QBs Anthony Boone and Brandon Connette, who combined to complete 296-of-467 (.634) passes for 3,472 yards with 26 TDs ... opened holes for Duke’s ground attack that featured Connette’s school single-season record-tying 14 rushing TDs while four Blue Devil running backs combined for 1,905 rushing yards ... on the field for 1,037 total snaps.

2012: Started all 13 games ... helped the Blue Devils score a school single-season record 410 points while ranking second in the ACC in sacks allowed per pass attempt (1:29.00) ... part of a Duke offense that ranked among the ACC leaders in first downs per game (4th; 22.15), time of possession (4th; 31:07), passing yards per game (5th; 283.9) and points per game (5th; 31.5) ... helped in the protection of 3,000-yard passer Sean Renfree (3,113) as Duke became just the second team in ACC history (Florida State, 1995) to have two 1,000-yard receivers in Jamison Crowder (1,074) and Conner Vernon (1,074) ... assisted in opening holes as Duke’s top three RBs combined to rush for 1,401 yards ... on the field for 974 total snaps.

2011: Played in 10 games with two starts ... missed the FIU and Wake Forest tilts ... started the final two games versus Georgia Tech and North Carolina in place of injured starter Kyle Hill ... helped Duke rank among the ACC leaders in both passing offense (2nd) and sacks allowed per passing attempt (3rd) ... aided a passing attack that had four players catch 40+ passes for first time since 1982 ... part of a Duke line that opened holes for 19 rushing TDs, a total that matched the program’s highest output since 1995 ... on the field for 275 snaps.

2010: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Tarboro High School under coach Jeff Craddock ... tabbed the 40th-top offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com ... listed as the third-best offensive lineman in North Carolina and the 17th-top overall prospect in the state by the Charlotte Observer ... helped Tarboro to a three-year record of 36-8 including a 15-1 record and the 2-A state title in 2009 ... All-Southern selection by the Orlando Sentinel and first team 2-A all-state pick by NCPreps.com in 2009 ... helped North Carolina to a 24-14 win in the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on December 19, 2009 in Spartanburg, S.C. ... also lettered in track and field.

PERSONAL: Son of Ava and Toney Cofield ... born January 22, 1992 ... majoring in African and African-American Studies while minoring in education.

Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 310
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Tarboro, N.C.
High School: Tarboro
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