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Thomas Sirk
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Thomas Sirk 810374
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 220
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Glen St. Mary, Fla.
High School: Baker County

2016: Returning starting quarterback ... candidate for the Maxwell Award, an honor presented annually by the Maxwell Football Club to the nation’s top player ... candidate for the Davey O’Brien Award, an honor presented annually by the Davey O’Brien Foundation to the top quarterback in the nation ... candidate for the Manning Award, an honor presented annually by the Sugar Bowl Committee to the best quarterback in the nation ... candidate for the candidate for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, an honor presented annually by The Golden Arm Foundation to the top senior quarterback in the nation ... missed the contact portion of spring practice while recovering from surgery performed on February 10, 2016, to repair ruptured left Achilles tendon suffered the day before ... also missed the entire 2013 season while recovering from surgery performed on April 10, 2013, to repair ruptured right Achilles tendon ... in 24 career games (12 starts), has completed 261-of-441 (.592) passes for 2,692 yards with 19 TDs and eight INTs while rushing 210 times for 1,041 yards (4.96) and 16 TDs ... has compiled 3,733 yards of total offense ... holds career TD responsibility total of 35 ... has scored 100 career points on 16 TDs and two PATs ... has been sacked a total of 12 times, good for a sack-to-pass attempt ratio of 1:36.75 ... has lost two fumbles ... has played 999 career snaps ... has compiled 300+ yards of total offense in six career games including a personal-high of 401 (315 pass & 86 rush) against N.C. Central in 2015 ... has accounted for multiple TDs in 10 career games including a personal-high four scores against both N.C. Central (2015; 3 pass & 1 rush) and Virginia Tech (2015; 4 pass) ... has completed 20+ passes in five career games including a personal-high 31 against Miami in 2015 ... has thrown for 200+ yards in six career games including a personal-best 315 versus N.C. Central in 2015 ... owns 27 pass completions of 20+ yards including a personal-long 89-yard TD toss to RB Shaun Wilson against N.C. Central in 2015 ... has tossed multiple TD passes in four career games including a personal-high four at Virginia Tech in 2015 ... has topped the 100-yard plateau on the ground twice against Virginia Tech (2015; 109) and Indiana (2015; 155) ... has 50+ rushing yards in 11 career games ... owns five rushes of 20+ yards including a personal-long 73-yard TD run against Indiana in 2015 ... has posted multiple rushing TDs five times versus Elon (2014; 2), Georgia Tech (2014; 2), Pittsburgh (2014; 2), North Carolina (2015; 2) and Indiana (2015; 2) ... has four career rushes of 50+ yards against Elon (2014; 54 [TD]), Tulane (2014; 50), North Carolina (2015; 53 [TD]) and Indiana (2015; 73 [TD]) ... one of three players in ACC history to record 800+ rushing yards and 2,500+ passing yards in a single season, joining Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and North Carolina’s Marquise Williams as all three QBs accomplished the feat during the 2015 campaign ... one of three active QBs nationally to register 8+ rushing TDs in each of the past two seasons, joining J.T. Barrett of Ohio State and Joshua Dobbs of Tennessee ... teams with RB Jela Duncan (1,575) and Wilson (1,022) to give Duke the only active trio in the ACC with 1,000+ career rushing yards each ... the Blue Devil trio enters the 2016 campaign with a combined 3,638 yards and 35 TDs ... one of two QBs in Duke history to post 2,500+ passing yards and 1,000+ rushing yards in a career, joining Mike Dunn (1975-78) ... joins Miami’s Brad Kaaya and Pittsburgh’s Nate Peterman as the only returning starting QBs in the ACC to have thrown 15+ TD passes against eight or fewer INTs a season ago ... among active ACC QBs, ranks second in rushing yards per attempt, tied for second in total TDs, third in rushing attempts, third in rushing yards, fourth in rushing yards per game (43.48), sixth in passing yards, sixth in total offensive yards, seventh in TD passes and 10th in passing yards per game (112.17) ... also, among active players in the ACC, ranks tied for 11th in rushing TDs, tied for 11th in total TDs, 14th in rushing yards per attempt, 16th in rushing yards ... on Duke’s career charts, ranks second in rushing TDs by a QB, tied for second in 100-yard rushing games by a QB, tied for fourth in rushing TDs, fifth in winning percentage by a starting QB (.667), eighth in yards per rushing attempt, 17th in passing yards and 42nd in rushing yards ... sits 1,308 passing yards away from becoming the 10th player in Duke history to reach the 4,000-yard plateau through the air ... sits 459 rushing yards shy of becoming the 22nd player in Duke history to reach the 1,500-yard standard on the ground ... has keyed three Duke OT wins versus Pittsburgh (2014; scored game-winning TD [5-yard rush] in 2nd OT period), Virginia Tech (2015; directed four scoring drives [2 FGs & 2 TDs] in OT; scored game-winning PAT [rush] following 25-yard TD pass to Erich Schneider in 4th OT period) and Indiana (2015; directed game-winning scoring drive [36-yard FG by Ross Martin in 1st OT period]) ... holds Duke career record for most consecutive passes without an INT to begin a career (93) ... holds Duke single-season record for total offensive plays (590 in 2015) ... holds Duke bowl game records for rushing yards (155 vs. Indiana in 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl) and rushing TDs (2 vs. Indiana in 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl; tied with four others).

2015: Played in and started 12 games ... missed the Pittsburgh game due to injury ... first team CoSIDA Academic All-District III honoree ... Academic All-ACC selection ... following Duke’s win over Virginia Tech, earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week, Manning Award Star of the Week and Davey O’Brien Award “Great 8” Performer of the Week honors ... co-MVP of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl along with RB Shaun Wilson ... completed 251-of-427 (.588) pass attempts for 2,625 yards with 16 TDs and eight INTs ... recorded a pass efficiency rating of 119.04 ... rushed 163 times for 803 yards (4.93) and eight TDs ... amassed 3,428 total offensive yards to register the second-highest single-season total in Duke history behind only the 3,713 yards compiled by Anthony Dilweg in 1988 ... set school single-season record for total offensive plays (590; 163 rush & 427 pass) ... scored 52 points on eight TDs and two PATs ... sacked a total of 12 times, good for a sack-to-pass attempt ratio of 1:35.58 ... credited with one lost fumble ... registered 30 total plays of 20+ yards (4 rush & 26 pass) ... completed 12 passes of 30+ yards including five covering 40+ yards with a season-long 89-yard TD toss to Shaun Wilson against N.C. Central ... season-long 73-yard rush came versus Indiana ... became the first QB in Duke history to engineer two game-winning drives in OT ... one of four QBs among Power 5 schools nationally to lead their respective teams in both rushing and passing yardage, joining Seth Collins of Oregon State, Lamar Jackson of Louisville and Dak Prescott of Mississippi State ... became just the second Duke QB since 1951 to lead the team in both rushing and passing yards, joining Mike Dunn, who accomplished the feat in 1976 with 757 yards on the ground and 1,078 yards through the air ... one of four QBs nationally to post 800+ rushing yards and 2,500+ passing yards on the season, joining Greg Ward of Houston, Deshaun Watson of Clemson and Marquise Williams of North Carolina ... became one of three players in ACC history to record 800+ rushing yards and 2,500+ passing yards in a single season, joining Watson and Williams ... one of 12 QBs nationally to record 15+ passing TDs and 8+ rushing TDs on the season, joining Trevone Boykin of TCU, Matt Davis of SMU, Joshua Dobbs of Tennessee, Quinton Flowers of South Florida, Chad Kelly of Ole Miss, DeShone Kizer of Notre Dame, Patrick Mahomes II of Texas Tech, Ward, Watson and Williams ... one of eight QBs nationally to rush for 800+ yards, joining Flowers, Jackson, Lamar Jordan of New Mexico, Keenan Reynolds of Navy, Ward, Watson and Williams ... became the first Duke QB to lead the team in rushing yardage since Dunn in 1976 ... directed a Duke offense that joined Clemson and North Carolina as the only teams to rank among the ACC’s top five in rushing offense (5th), passing offense (5th), total offense (3rd) and scoring offense (5th) ... signal caller for an offensive unit that became the first in school history to average 190+ rushing yards and 240+ passing yards per contest ... led Duke in rushing TDs as the Blue Devils scored 25 times on the ground to match the program’s second-highest single-season total since 1956 ... joined Brandon Connette as the only two Duke QBs to post multiple seasons with 8+ rushing TDs ... finished second on the team in total points (52) as Duke topped the 400-point plateau (410) for the fourth consecutive season ... in the ACC, ranked second in pass completions per game (20.92), third in total offensive yards per game (285.67), third in total points responsible per game (12.50), fourth in total points responsible (150), fourth in rushing yards by a QB, fifth in passing yards per game (218.75), sixth in passing yards, sixth in TD passes, eighth in pass completion percentage, 10th in pass efficiency rating and 10th in rushing yards per game (66.92) ... nationally, ranked 25th in total offensive yards per game, 27th in pass completions per game, 42nd in total points responsible, 43rd in total points responsible per game and 48th in passing yards per game ... set school record for most pass attempts without an INT to begin a career (93), breaking the previous mark of 69 set by Thaddeus Lewis in 2008 ... on Duke’s single-season charts, totals rank second for most rushing yards by a QB, tied for second for most games with 100+ passing yards (12), tied for second for most 100-yard rushing games by a QB (2), tied for third for most wins by a starting QB (8), fourth for pass completion-to-INT ratio (31.38:1), fourth for pass attempt-to-INT ratio (53.38:1), tied for fifth for most rushing TDs by a QB (8), tied for sixth for most games with 1+ TD pass (9), tied for seventh for TD-to-INT ratio (2.00:1), eighth for most pass attempts without an INT to begin a season (79), ninth for pass completions, 10th for pass attempts, tied for 10th for TD passes, tied for 10th for highest winning percentage by a starting QB (.667) and 12th for passing yards ... also, in a stretch covering the 2014-15 seasons, established the second longest streak of most consecutive pass attempts without an INT in school history (178; trailing only the school standard of 206 set by Thaddeus Lewis in 2007-08) ... topped the 300-yard plateau for total offense in six games against Tulane (357; 289 pass & 68 rush), N.C. Central (401; 315 pass & 86 rush), Virginia Tech (379; 270 pass & 109 rush), Miami (309; 258 pass & 51 rush), Wake Forest (332; 275 pass & 57 rush) and Indiana (318; 163 pass & 155 rush) ... completed 20+ passes in five games including a season-high 31 against Miami ... threw for 200+ yards in six weeks including a season-best 315 versus N.C. Central ... tossed multiple TD passes four times including a season-high four at Virginia Tech ... topped the 100-yard plateau on the ground twice against Virginia Tech (109) and Indiana (155) ... had 50+ rushing yards in nine games ... posted multiple rushing TDs twice versus North Carolina (2) and Indiana (2) ... paired with RB Shaquille Powell (542) to form the 14th duo in Duke history to rush for 500+ yards each in a season ... coupled with QB Parker Boehme (5) to provide Duke with multiple players with 5+ rushing TDs each in a season for the 24th time in school history ... on Duke’s single-game charts, totals rank second for most rushing yards by a QB (155 vs. Indiana), tied for second for most pass attempts in a quarter (24 vs. Miami), third for passing efficiency (233.45 vs. N.C. Central), tied for third for most TD passes (4 vs. Virginia Tech), tied for third for most pass attempts without an INT (52 vs. Miami), tied for fourth for most offensive plays (65 vs. Miami), fifth for most pass completions in a quarter (15 vs. Miami) and 10th for most rushing yards by a QB (109 vs. Virginia Tech) ... led Duke to a 45-43 4OT win at Virginia Tech by accounting for 379 total yards (270 pass & 109 rush) with four TD passes and game-winning PAT (rush) ... guided the Blue Devils to the program’s first bowl victory since January 1, 1961 (Duke 7, Arkansas 6; Cotton Bowl) by completing 17-of-37 (.459) passes for 163 yards with one TD and two INTs while rushing 20 times for 155 yards and two TDs in a 44-41 OT triumph over Indiana in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl ... joined Louisville’s Lamar Jackson as the only players nationally to record 150+ rushing yards and 150+ passing yards in bowl play ... in the win over the Hoosiers, coupled with K Ross Martin for game-tying TD (5-yard rush) and PAT with 41 seconds remaining in the fourth period to force overtime ... the 155-yard ground performance marked the second-highest single-game rushing yardage total by a QB in school history, trailing only Mike Dunn’s 168-yard effort against Georgia Tech in 1976, and teamed with RBs Jela Duncan (109) and Shaun Wilson (103), formed the second trio in Duke history to rush for 100+ yards in the same game, joining Mike Grayson (188), Joel Blunk (110) and Greg Boone (101) who achieved the feat against Wake Forest in 1981 ... suffered knee injury during overtime and sat out Duke’s final offensive snap of the contest, an incomplete pass thrown by QB Parker Boehme prior to Ross Martin’s game-winning 36-yard field goal ... on Duke’s bowl charts, totals against Indiana rank first for rushing yards, tied for first for rushing TDs, tied for second for TD responsibility (3), tied for second for total points (12), fourth for pass attempts, fourth for rushing attempts, fourth for total offensive yards, tied for fourth for pass completions, fifth for rushing yards per attempt (7.75) and tied for fifth for TD passes ... engineered an offense that recorded the most rushing yards (373) by a Duke team in a bowl game and scored the second most points in a bowl game, trailing only the 48 points scored against Texas A&M in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl ... one of four QBs named to the Academic All-ACC team, joining Matt Johns of Virginia, Brad Kaaya of Miami and John Wolford of Wake Forest ... on the field for 927 snaps.

2014: Played in 12 games, serving as the top reserve behind All-ACC QB Anthony Boone ... missed the Miami game due to illness ... completed 10-of-14 (.714) passes for 67 yards and three TDs ... posted a pass efficiency rating of 182.34 ... rushed 47 times for 238 yards (5.06) and eight TDs ... led Duke in rushing TDs as the Blue Devils scored 24 times on the ground to post the program’s third-highest total since 1956 ... ranked tied for second on the team in total points (48; tied with WR Jamison Crowder) as the Blue Devils scored 421 points to post the second-highest team total in school history ... yards per rushing attempt ranked second on the squad, trailing only RB Shaun Wilson, who established a school single-season record with a 7.67 (78-598) average ... key component of an offensive unit that became the first in school history to average 180+ rushing yards and 210+ passing yards per game and averaged over 30 points per game for the third consecutive season ... in first collegiate game, completed 5-of-7 (.714) passes for 40 yards while rushing eight times for 54 yards and two TDs against Elon ... first collegiate TD pass covered two yards to TE David Reeves at Troy ... tossed game-winning, three-yard TD pass to Reeves at the 7:23 mark of the fourth period in Duke’s 20-13 home triumph over Virginia ... final scoring throw of the season also went to Reeves on an 18-yard strike against Wake Forest ... on the ground, picked up a season-high 94 yards against Tulane ... had multiple rushing TD weeks against Elon (2), Georgia Tech (2) and Pittsburgh (2) ... sealed Duke’s double OT road win at Pittsburgh with a five-yard TD rush in the second overtime period ... became the first player in Duke history to end an overtime victory with a rushing TD ... season long run of 50 yards came versus Tulane ... only reserve QB (zero starts) nationally to account for 10+ total TDs ... only reserve QB (zero starts) nationally to produce two game-winning TDs (rush or pass) in the fourth quarter or overtime ... matched the fourth-highest single-season total for rushing TDs by a QB in Duke history ... became the third player in Duke history to rush and throw for fourth quarter or overtime game-winning TDs in a single season, joining George Dutrow in 1958 (16-yard run vs. Baylor & 10-yard pass to Wray Carlton vs. N.C. State) and Brandon Connette in 2013 (5-yard run vs. N.C. State, 22-yard pass to Issac Blakeney vs. Memphis & 47-yard pass to Braxton Deaver vs. Virginia) ... along with Boone (5) and Wilson (5), formed the fourth trio in Duke history to post 5+ rushing TDs each in a single campaign ... paired with Boone to become just the second QB tandem in Duke history to rush for 5+ TDs each in a season ... ranked tied for third among ACC QBs (with Georgia Tech’s Justin Thomas) in rushing TDs behind North Carolina’s Marquise Williams (13) and Boston College’s Tyler Murphy (11) ... nationally, ranked tied for 16th in rushing TDs by a QB ... on the field for 72 snaps.

2013: Did not see action while recovering from surgery performed on April 10, 2013, to repair ruptured right Achilles tendon.

2012: Did not see game action ... 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 ... enrolled at Duke in January, 2012.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Four-year letterman at Baker County under coach Ryan Sulkowski ... helped Baker County to a four-year record of 34-9 ... listed as the No. 19 pro-style quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com ... as a senior, completed 141-of-207 (.681) pass attempts for 2,303 yards and 26 TDs while rushing 111 times for 1,018 yards and 17 TDs ... became the first player in Baker County history to throw for 2,000+ yards and rush for 1,000+ yards in a season ... established school single-game record for TD passes with six in a 61-0 win over Terry Parker on October 21, 2011 ... third team all-state (5A) pick by the Associated Press ... District IV Player of the Year and first team all-district selection by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association ... first team All-First Coast pick by the Florida Times-Union ... named to the 2011 Super 24 team by the Florida Times-Union ... in final game at Baker County, completed 30-of-36 passes for 405 yards and five TDs in a 41-24 win over Bradford on November 11, 2011 ... threw two TDs passes to lead the North squad to a 47-21 win and earn MVP honors in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South Classic played on December 21, 2011, in Sebring, Fla. ... also lettered in baseball ... member of Baker County weightlifting program that won four consecutive 1A state championships (2008-09-10-11).

PERSONAL: Son of Eddie and Joy Sirk ... born September 24, 1993 ... graduated from Duke in May, 2016 with a degree in political science while minoring in education ... currently pursuing a master’s degree in liberal studies ... two-time counselor at the Manning Passing Academy in 2015-16.

Thomas Sirk's Career Passing Stats
Year G/GS Comp Att Pct. Yards TD INT Lg
2014  12/0  10  14  71.4  67  3  0  18
Total  12/0  10  14 71.4  67  3  0  18

Thomas Sirk's Career Rushing Stats
Year G/GS Rush Yards Avg. TD Lg
2014  12/0  47  238  5.1  8  50
Total  12/0  47  238  5.1  8  50

2014 Game Log
Opponent C-A Pct. Yds TD-INT Lg Rush Yds Lg TD
Elon  5-7  71.4  40  0-0  14  8  54  20  2
Troy  1-1  1.000  2  1-0  2  1  5  5  0
Kansas  1-2  50.0  0  0-0  0  6  20  5  0
Tulane  0-1  .000  0  0-0  0  5  94  50  1
Miami    -DNP-              
Georgia Tech  0-0  .000  0  0-0  0  5  10  4  2
Virginia  1-1  1.000  3  1-0  3  1  1  1  0
Pitt  0-0  .000  0  0-0  0  2  6  5  2
Syracuse  0-0  .000  0  0-0  0  1  2  2  0
Virginia Tech  1-1  1.000  4  0-0  4  1  1  1  0
North Carolina  0-0 .000  0  0-0  0  9  26  12  1
Wake Forest  1-1  1.000  18  1-0  18  6  13  5  0
Arizona State  0-0  .000  0  0-0  0  2  6  3  0


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