Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Former two-time Duke captain Re’quan Boyette joined the Blue Devil staff in July of 2012 and coaches the running backs. Boyette served as a graduate assistant coach during the 2012 season before being promoted to assistant coach in February of 2013.
As a graduate assistant coach in 2012, Boyette was a part of a Blue Devil offense that scored a school single-season record 410 points as Duke reached a bowl game for the first time since 1994. He worked primarily with the running backs as the trio of Juwan Thompson, Josh Snead and Jela Duncan combined to rush for 1,401 yards on 283 attempts to average 4.95 yards per carry.
Thompson has emerged as one of the most versatile backs in the league and is one of just two active ACC running backs to have caught 20 or more passes in each of the past two seasons while Snead capped off the 2012 season by rushing for a career-high 107 yards on 17 attempts in the Belk Bowl against Cincinnati. Duncan was an honorable mention Freshman All-America selection by College Football News in 2012 after becoming the ninth rookie to lead the Blue Devils in rushing.
A native of Wilson, N.C., Boyette lettered five seasons (2005-06-07-08-09) as a running back at Duke and served as team captain in both 2008 and 2009. Rushing 314 times for 1,202 yards and five touchdowns in his career, he became the 37th player in school history to reach the 1,000-yard mark on the ground. Boyette, who missed the entire 2008 campaign due to injury, twice led the Blue Devils in rushing in 2006 and 2007.
In addition, he caught 47 career passes for 294 yards and two touchdowns.
On October 22, 2005, Boyette matched the 10th-longest rushing attempt in Duke history with a 78-yard effort against Florida State en route to a career-best 123-yard performance.
In 2008, Boyette was named to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team and represented Duke at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, La., on January 2, 2009.
Boyette graduated from Duke in 2009 with a degree in sociology.