Duke Football BIO
67 Lucas Patrick
2013: Played in all 14 games with one starting assignment ... lone start came at right tackle in place of injured Perry Simmons in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against Texas A&M ... against the Aggies, Duke compiled a school bowl game record 661 yards of total offense while the two squads established Chick-fil-A Bowl standards for combined points (100) and combined offensive yardage (1,022) ... key component 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) ... member of Duke’s offense that ranked among the ACC leaders in total offense (426.1; 4th), scoring (32.8; 5th), rushing (178.0; 5th) and passing (248.1; 6th) ... helped 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 yards with each averaging 5.0+ yards per attempt ... on the field for 340 total snaps.
2012: Played in the final five games of the season ... missed the first eight weeks of the year while recovering from surgery performed on March 24, 2012 to repair fractured left ankle ... 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 137 total snaps including a season-high 48 plays against Miami.
2011: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Brentwood under coach Ron Crawford ... charted as the No. 25 offensive guard in the nation by ESPN.com ... listed as the No. 31 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com ... helped Brentwood to 29 wins and three state playoff berths ... SuperPrep All-Dixie Region and first team all-state (6A) choice by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association in 2010 ... named to The Tennessean’s 2010 Dream Team ... served as team captain as a senior ... selected to play in the annual Toyota Tennessee East vs. West All-Star Classic on December 11, 2010 in Jefferson City, Tenn. ... also participated in track and field.
PERSONAL: Son of Liz Patrick ... born July 30, 1993 ... majoring in history while minoring in education.