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Casey Blaser
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Casey Blaser 816648
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 290
Year: Redshirt Junior
City/State: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: South Mecklenburg

2015: Returning starting right offensive tackle ... preseason fourth team All-ACC selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview ... joins OG Lucas Patrick and C Matt Skura as the three returning starters along an offensive front which helped Duke lead the country in fewest tackles for loss allowed a season ago and must replace two All-ACC honorees in OT Takoby Cofield and OG Laken Tomlinson ... joins Skura as the only returning Blue Devil offensive linemen to have played 850+ snaps a season ago ... one of four Duke offensive linemen with 500+ career snaps of experience, joining Patrick (1,110), Skura (2,030) and OG Cody Robinson (541) ... in 15 career games (13 starts), has played 902 total snaps.

2014: Started all 13 games at right tackle ... member of Duke’s offensive line which led the nation in fewest tackles for loss allowed per game (3.15) … key component of an offensive front that ranked first in the ACC in sacks allowed per passing attempt (1:36.23) and second in the league in sacks allowed per game (1.00) ... part of a Blue Devil offensive unit that became the first in school history to average 180+ rushing yards and 210+ passing yards per game … helped open holes for a Duke rushing attack which averaged 181.85 yards per contest, the program’s highest mark since 1977 ... member of Duke’s offense that ranked among the ACC leaders in fourth down conversions (16; 1st), fewest turnovers lost (15; t2nd), red zone offense (.875; 3rd), scoring offense (32.4; 4th), rushing offense (181.8; 5th) and first downs per game (22.0; 5th) … helped the Blue Devils to top-50 national offensive rankings for sacks allowed per game (8th), fewest turnovers lost (16th), red zone offense (34th), scoring offense (40th), rushing offense (46th) and first downs (286; 46th) ... aided in the protection of QBs Anthony Boone and Thomas Sirk, who combined to complete 266-of-467 (.570) passes for 2,767 yards with 22 TDs against just eight INTs ... opened holes for Duke’s ground attack that featured four backs with 375+ yards and 24 rushing TDs while Boone (5), Sirk (8) and Shaun Wilson (5) became just the fourth trio in Blue Devil history to post 5+ rushing TDs each in a season … helped pave the way for Wilson to establish Duke’s single-game record for rushing yards with 245 against Kansas and set the school single-season standard for average rushing yards per attempt at 7.67 ... on the field for 885 total snaps.

2013: Played in two games, seeing action against Navy and N.C. State ... held out of action early in the season while recovering from surgery performed on August 15, 2013, to repair a broken right hand ... on the gridiron for 17 total snaps.

2012: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at South Mecklenburg under coach James Martin ... helped South Mecklenburg to consecutive state playoff appearances in 2010 and 2011 ... first team all-state pick by the Associated Press in 2011 ... graded out at 87 percent for senior campaign while serving as team captain ... first team All-Mecklenburg choice by the Charlotte Observer following senior season ... two-time All-Southwestern Conference selection ... helped North Carolina to a 26-19 win over South Carolina in the 75th annual Shrine Bowl on December 17, 2011, in Spartanburg, S.C.

PERSONAL: Son of Angie and Scott Blaser ... father played four seasons (1983-84-85-86) as an offensive lineman at Newberry College ... born January 5, 1994 ... majoring in sociology.

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