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Offensive Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 300
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Dallas, Texas
High School: Highland Park

Bio

CAREER: Lettered three seasons (2014-15-16) ... a two-time Academic All-ACC selection (2015-16) ... a two-year starter at right guard ... played in 31 career games with 25 consecutive starts to end his career ... on the field for 1,956 career snaps ... part of an offensive front in 2015 that ranked second in the ACC and sixth nationally in fewest tackles for loss allowed per game (4.15) ... recipient of the 2015 Sonny Falcone Iron Duke Award, an 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.

2016: For the second straight season, started every game at right guard … part of an offensive front that allowed time and space for four 200-200 performances during the season as the Blue Devils surpassed 200 rushing and 200 passing yards versus N.C. Central, at Notre Dame, at Georgia Tech and against No. 15 North Carolina ... helped open holes for a rushing attack that rushed for 227 yards versus No. 15 North Carolina, 227 yards versus No. 23 Virginia Tech and 254 at Georgia Tech, marking the first time during head coach David Cutcliffe’s tenure that the Blue Devils had even consecutive games of 200 or more rushing yards against ACC foes ... Duke added three rushing touchdowns versus Georgia Tech, No. 23 Virginia Tech and No. 15 North Carolina, marking the first time in the Cutcliffe era Duke had three consecutive games with three or more ground scores … contributed to the success of freshman quarterback Daniel Jones, who established 23 school records including most total offensive yards by a freshman (3,322) … on the field for 868 snaps … Academic All-ACC selection.

2015: Academic All-ACC selection ... started all 13 games at right guard ... recipient of the Sonny Falcone Iron Duke Award, an 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 ... helped the Blue Devils finish third in the ACC in total offense, fifth in scoring offense, fifth rushing offense and fifth in passing offense as Duke joined Clemson and North Carolina as the only schools to rank among the top five in all four categories ... part of an offensive front that ranked second in the ACC and sixth nationally in fewest tackles for loss allowed per game (4.15) ... key member of an offense that matched the school single-season standard with eight games with 30+ points, equaling the record set in both 2012 and 2013 ... helped open holes for a rushing attack that averaged 192.92 yards per week – Duke’s highest mark since 1977 – as the Blue Devils ranked tied for first in the ACC and 10th nationally with six rushes of 50+ yards with a league-best four players (QB Thomas Sirk [803], RB Shaquille Powell [542], RB Jela Duncan [460] & RB Shaun Wilson [424]) totaling 400+ ground yards ... contributed to the success of Sirk, who compiled the second highest single-season total offensive yardage total (3,428) in Duke history, trailing only Anthony Dilweg’s 3,713 total yards in 1988 ... provided protection for QBs Sirk and Parker Boehme as the tandem threw for 3,204 yards with 18 TDs against 10 INTs ... aided an offense that ranked among the national leaders in total first downs (24th), fourth down conversion rate (25th), sacks allowed per game (27th), third down conversion rate (33rd) and total offensive yards per game (36th) ... in the 44-41 overtime win over Indiana in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, helped Duke compile 536 yards of total offense (373 rushing & 163 passing) as the Blue Devils had three players (Sirk [155], Duncan [109] & Wilson [103]) rush for 100+ yards for just the second time in school history ... on the field for 1,010 snaps.

2014: Played in six games ... saw action against Elon, Troy, Kansas, Tulane, Syracuse and North Carolina ... on the field for 78 total snaps including a season-high 35 against Elon.

2013: Did not see game action while recovering from surgery performed on August 14, 2013, to repair a broken right ankle.

2012: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Two-year letterman at Highland Park under coach Randy Allen ... helped Highland Park to a three-year record of 35-4 with three 4A Region II District 10 championships and three state playoff appearances ... as a senior, helped team to a 12-1 ledger as Highland Park averaged 44.7 points and 452.6 offensive yards per game ... first team 4A all-state pick in 2011 by the Associated Press ... 2011 All-District 10-4A first team selection ... named to the 2011 Dallas-Fort Worth 4A all-area first team ... all-Greater Dallas choice by VYPE Magazine as a senior ... helped Highland Park to 12-1 record as a junior and 11-2 ledger during sophomore campaign ... also lettered in track and field.

PERSONAL: Son of Joe and Tara Stone ... father lettered one season (1988) as an offensive lineman at Baylor ... born March 11, 1994 ... majoring in psychology while minoring in economics.

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