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Breon Borders
Player Profile:
Breon Borders 1422240
Position: Cornerback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
City/State: Statesville, N.C.
High School: Statesville
2016: Returning starting cornerback ... candidate for the Jim Thorpe Award, an honor given annually by the Jim Thorpe Association to the nation’s top defensive back ... in 40 career games (26 starts), has 121 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 1.0 quarterback sack, 23 PBUs, 10 INTs and one fumble recovery ... has played 2,719 career snaps including 1,000+ in each of the past two seasons ... has recorded 2+ tackles in 28 games including a career-high seven stops against both Georgia Tech (2014) and Wake Forest (2015) ... has twice registered two INTs versus Florida State in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game in 2013 and at Syracuse in 2014 ... nine of 10 career INTs have come against ACC opponents ... among active players in the ACC, enters the 2016 season ranking first in INTs, first in total passes defended (33) and tied for first in PBUs ... among active players nationally, ranks tied for fourth in INTs along with Damontae Kazee of San Diego State, trailing Iowa’s Desmond King (11), Air Force’s Weston Steelhammer (11) and South Carolina’s Skai Moore (11) and tied for second in total passes defended along with William Likely of Maryland, behind King (37) ... on Duke’s career charts, ranks tied for seventh in INTs and 10th in PBUs ... aiming to join John Talley (2003-04-05-06) as the only players in Duke history to lead the team in INTs in four consecutive seasons (outright or tie) ... enters the 2016 season having started 26 consecutive games ... one of five Duke defensive backs with 25+ games played and 1,000+ total snaps of experience entering the 2016 season, joining CB DeVon Edwards, CB Bryon Fields, S Corbin McCarthy and S Deondre Singleton ... teams with Edwards (2,875) and Singleton (2,649) to provide the Blue Devils with three defensive backs with 2,500+ snaps of experience each ... holds 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).

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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