Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2013: Projected starter at center ... had a productive spring practice working with the first unit ... improved fundamentals should pay dividends this fall ... in 10 career games, has played 125 total snaps.
2012: Played in 10 games ... missed action against North Carolina, Miami and Cincinnati ... played primarily at offensive guard ... 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) ... on the field for 125 total snaps including a season-high 59 against Clemson.
2011: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Worthington Kilbourne under coach Vince Trombetti ... listed as the No. 13 center in the nation by ESPN.com ... served as team captain as a senior ... all-metro choice by the Columbus Dispatch in 2010 ... two-time all-conference selection ... selected to play in the annual Ohio North-South All-Star Classic on April 23, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio ... chosen to the Ohio roster for the annual Big 33 All-Star Game on June 18, 2011 in Hershey, Pa. ... also participated in track and field ... inducted into the Socratic Society for distinguished personal effort, compassion, lifelong learning, integrity and scholarship.
PERSONAL: Son of Doug and Kris Skura ... mother played basketball at Alderson-Broaddus (W.Va.) College ... cousin, Nolan Samples, played football at St. Anselm (N.H.) College ... born February 17, 1993.