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Breon

Borders

BreonBorders

#31

Cornerback
Height 6'0"
Weight 180
Year Senior
City/State Statesville, N.C.
High School Statesville

Bio

CAREER: Lettered four seasons (2013-14-15-16) ... a 2016 All-ACC 3rd team selection at corner ... in 49 games (35 starts), registered 148 total tackles, 7.0 TFL, 1.0 quarterback sack, 12 INTs, 34 PBUs, two caused fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... played 3,357  snaps ... recorded 2+ tackles in 34 games including a career-high seven stops against both Georgia Tech (2014) and Wake Forest (2015) ... twice registered two INTs, versus Florida State in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game in 2013 and at Syracuse in 2014 ... nine of 12 career INTs came against ACC opponents ... on Duke’s career charts, finished tied for sixth in INTs, second in PBUs and third in passes defended (46) ... with 11 pass breakups in 2016, tied for the 10th most in a year at Duke ... recorded four PBUs at Northwestern in 2016 to tie for the fifth most in a game in program history ... set the Duke freshman record for INTs in a season (4 in 2013) ... shares Duke rookie record for INTs in a game (2 vs. Florida State, 2013).

2016: Played in and started nine games before missing the final three due to a hip injury ... received third team All-ACC honors from the league’s head coaches and ACSMA … recorded 27 tackles, 2.5 TFL, two INTs, 11 PBUs, one caused fumble and one fumble recovery ... led the ACC in passes defended per game (1.30) and tied for 16th nationally … tied for fifth in the league, and 37th nationally, in total passes defended with 13 … the 11 pass breakups are the 10th most in a year at Duke ... finished second on the squad with two interceptions ... booked 2+ tackles in six games, including a season-high five at Notre Dame and against No. 23 Virginia Tech ... recorded a career-high 2.0 TFL against Army West Point … registered single-game INTs against N.C. Central and at Northwestern ... tallied 2+ PBUs in three games, including a career-best four at Northwestern ... four pass breakups are tied for the fifth most in a game in Duke history ... on the field for 638 snaps.

2015: Started all 13 games ... earned the program’s Iron Devil Award for playing the most snaps (1,118) ... posted 56 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.0 quarterback sack, three INTs and nine PBUs ... in the ACC, ranked eighth in total passes defended per game (0.92) and tied for eighth in INTs per game (0.23) ... led Duke in INTs for the third consecutive season to join Alex Green (2001-02-03) and John Talley (2003-04-05) as the only players in Duke history to pace the team (outright or tie) in INTs in freshman, sophomore and junior campaigns ... carded 2+ tackles in 12 games including a season-high seven at Wake Forest ... had six-tackle outings versus Tulane, Virginia Tech and North Carolina ... posted single-game INTs against Georgia Tech, Virginia and Wake Forest ... had 2+ PBUs in three games including a season-best three in the win over Georgia Tech ... first career sack came at Tulane ... in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl win over Indiana, logged three tackles, 1.0 TFL and one PBU ... on the field for 1,118 snaps.

2014: Started all 13 games ... totaled 39 tackles, 0.5 TFL, three INTs, six PBUs and one fumble recovery ... in the ACC, ranked 11th in INTs per game (0.23) and tied for 18th in total passes defended per game (0.69) ... led Duke in INTs for the second consecutive season to join Wyatt Smith (1988-89), Alex Green (2001-02) and John Talley (2003-04) as the only players in Duke history to pace the team (outright or tie) in INTs as both a freshman and sophomore ... posted 2+ tackles in eight games including a season-high seven stops at Georgia Tech ... carded two INTs at Syracuse ... other pick came against Virginia Tech ... had a season-high three PBUs versus Virginia ... lone fumble recovery came at Miami ... blocked a field goal attempt against Kansas ... helped Duke rank among the NCAA leaders in fourth down conversion defense (11th; .290), third down conversion defense (15th; .344), passing efficiency defense (23rd; 115.20) and scoring defense (24th; 21.8) ... on the field for 1,058 snaps.

2013: Played in all 14 games ... one of five true freshmen to earn a varsity letter ... registered 26 tackles, eight PBUs and four INTs ... ranked tied for 10th in the ACC and tied for 82nd nationally in INTs per game (0.29) ... set Duke freshman record for INTs ... with 12 total passes defended, matched the second-highest single-season total for Blue Devil rookies, trailing only Wyatt Smith’s total of 16 in 1988 ... equaled school single-game record for INTs by a freshman with two against eventual Heisman Trophy recipient Jameis Winston of Florida State in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game ... other INTs came in wins over N.C. Central and Virginia ... posted a season-high four tackles against both Miami and Florida State ... had two PBUs versus both Virginia Tech and N.C. State ... on the field for 543 snaps.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Statesville under coach Randall Gusler ... helped Statesville to a three-year record of 28-12 with three state playoff berths including a 13-2 ledger and state 3A semifinal appearance in 2012 ... as a senior, earned first team all-state (3A) honors from CarolinaPreps.com after posting 91 tackles, 14 pass breakups, seven interceptions, three caused fumbles and two fumble returns for TDs ... during junior campaign, registered 48 tackles, five interceptions and six pass breakups ... finished career with 15 interceptions and 25 pass breakups ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... led Statesville to the 2013 3A state championship basketball game, and had 26 points and nine rebounds in a 73-70 overtime loss to Oxford Webb in Raleigh ... county basketball player of the year selection in 2013 by the Statesville Record & Landmark ... at the 2012 track and field 3A state championship meet, placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles and fourth in the 4x200 relay ... state champion in the 300-meter hurdles in 2013 ... county track and field athlete of the year choice by the Statesville Record & Landmark in 2013 ... three-time all-conference and all-county selection in track and field.

PERSONAL: Son of Chaketa Borders and Kaseem Miller ... born July 22, 1995 ... majoring in cultural anthropology.


Breon Borders' Career Stats
Year G/GS Solo Ast Total TFL QBS INT PBU CF FR QBH
2013  14/0  14  12  26  0.0-0  0.0-0  4  8  0  0  0
2014 13/13 33 6 39 0.5-1 0.0-0 3 6 0 1 0
Total 27/13 47 18 65 0.5-1 0.0-0 7 14 0 1 0

 

2013 Game Log
Opponent Solo Ast Total TFL QBS INT PBU CF FR QBH
N.C. Central  0  0  0  0.0-0  0.0-0  1  1  0  0  0
Memphis  0  0  0  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Georgia Tech  0  1  1  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Pitt  1  2  3  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  1  0  0  0
Troy  1  1  2  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Navy  0  0  0  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Virginia  1  1  2  0.0-0  0.0-0  1  1  0  0  0
Virginia Tech  0  3  3  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  2  0  0  0
NC State  1  1  2  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  2  0  0  0
Miami  2  2  4  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  1  0  0  0
Wake Forest  1  0  1  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
North Carolina  0  1  1  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Florida State  4  0  4  0.0-0  0.0-0  2  0  0  0  0
Texas A&M  3  0  3  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0

 

2014 Game Log
Opponent Solo Ast Total TFL QBS INT PBU CF FR QBH
Elon  2  0  2  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Troy  3  1  4  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Kansas  0  0  0  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  1  0  0  0
Tulane  3  1  4  0.5-1  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Miami  1  0  1  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  1  0
Georgia Tech  7  0  7  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Virginia  3  0  3  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  3  0  0  0
Pitt  5  1  6  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Syracuse  0  0  0  0.0-0  0.0-0  2  0  0  0  0
Virginia Tech  5  1  6  0.0-0  0.0-0  1  0  0  0  0
North Carolina  2  2  4  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Wake Forest  1  0  1  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  1  0  0  0
Arizona State  1  0  1  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  1  0  0  0



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