Duke Football BIO
14 Bryon Fields
2015: Returning starter at cornerback ... member of Duke’s defensive backfield ranked No. 6 nationally by Lindy’s Sports ... in 27 career games (14 starts), has 112 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 quarterback sack, one INT, one fumble recovery and eight PBUs ... has 23 career games with 2+ tackles including a personal-high 10 stops against Troy in 2013 ... enters the 2015 season having recorded 1+ tackle in 24 consecutive games and 2+ tackles in 16 straight contests ... joins fellow cornerback Breon Borders and safeties Jeremy Cash, DeVon Edwards and Deondre Singleton as one of five returning starters in the defensive secondary and the quintet has combined for 742 tackles, 35.5 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks, 19 INTs, 59 PBUs and 13 caused fumbles along with 8,975 snaps of experience ... has played 1,727 snaps ... two-time Academic All-ACC selection.
2014: Academic All-ACC selection ... started all 13 games ... registered 70 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one INT, one fumble recovery and two PBUs ... finished tied for fourth on the team in total tackles and tied for 44th in the ACC in tackles per game 5.39 ... posted 2+ tackles in all 13 games including a season-high nine stops in the win over Tulane ... also against the Green Wave, returned first career INT 22 yards for a TD ... logged eight stops at Syracuse and seven tackles against Virginia Tech ... had 5+ tackles in nine weeks ... 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 1,052 snaps.
2013: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in all 14 games with one starting assignment ... earned start versus N.C. State in place of injured captain Ross Cockrell ... recorded 42 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 quarterback sack and six PBUs ... posted a season-high 10 tackles against Troy ... first collegiate sack was a 9-yard loss of eventual Heisman Trophy recipient Jameis Winston of Florida State in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship game ... posted season-high three PBUs to match the second-highest single-game total by a Duke freshman in the 13-10 win over then 16th-ranked Virginia Tech as the Blue Devils defeated a nationally-ranked opponent on the road for the first time since 1971 ... also had multiple PBUs in the win over N.C. Central (2) ... registered 2+ tackles in 10 games ... on the field for 675 snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Four year letterman at Providence Day under coach Bruce Hardin ... helped Providence Day to a four-year record of 29-18 with three state playoff berths including the 2011 NCISAA Division I state championship ... two-time first team all-state selection by the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association ... two-time All-Mecklenburg pick by the Charlotte Observer ... as a senior, posted 67 tackles and four INTs, returned two punts for TDs, caught 49 passes for 851 yards and six TDs and rushed 44 times for 400 yards and four TDs ... in junior season, logged 47 tackles and five INTs, caught 47 passes for 632 yards and four TDs and returned five punts for TDs ... earned MVP honors as Providence Day defeated Charlotte Country Day, 20-14, in the 2011 NCISAA Division I state championship game ... named the 2011 Special Teams Player of the Year by South Charlotte Weekly ... finished career with 208 tackles, 14 INTs and 10 punt returns for TDs ... named the MVP of the eighth annual Oasis Shrine Bowl after helping North Carolina to a 27-6 win over South Carolina with a 71-yard punt return for a TD and an eight-yard scoring run on November 24, 2012 in Mooresville, N.C. ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... captured the NCISAA 3A state championship in the 400 meters in 2012.
PERSONAL: Son of Bryon and Julie Fields ... born August 23, 1994 ... majoring in economics while minoring in Spanish.