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#73 Takoby Cofield
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 305
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Tarboro, N.C.
High School: Tarboro
Takoby Cofield Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 07/15/2013
2013: Returning starter at left offensive tackle ... made quality strides last year during first season as a starter ... possesses good athletic ability ... missed the majority spring practice due to ankle injury ... in 23 career games (15 starts), has played a total of 1,249 snaps ... one of four returning starters along the Duke offensive line as the group (Cofield, Dave Harding, Perry Simmons & Laken Tomlinson) combines for an ACC-high 104 career starts entering the 2013 campaign ... in May, 2012, joined nine teammates on a mission trip to Langano, Ethiopia for water well-digging project.

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) ... part of an offensive unit that boasted a school single-season record and NCAA-best three players with 65+ pass receptions ... in the run game, assisted in opening holes as Duke’s top three running backs combined to rush for 1,401 yards on 283 attempts (4.95 avg.) ... on the field for 974 total snaps including a season-high 97 versus both North Carolina and Cincinnati.

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 Blue Devil passing attack that had four players catch 40+ passes for just the second time in school history and 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 including a season-high 68 versus Georgia Tech.

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 ... All-Mid Atlantic Region choice by SuperPrep ... helped Tarboro to a three-year record of 36-8 with three state playoff appearances including one state runner-up finish (2008) and one championship (2009) ... in 2009, helped Tarboro to 15-1 overall record and the 2-A state title with a 28-3 win over Burnsville Mountain Heritage ... 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.

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