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Alonzo

Saxton II

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#21

Safety
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
City/State: Columbus, Ohio
High School: Bishop Hartley

Bio

Career Statistics

CAREER: Lettered four (2014-15-16-17) seasons ... a three-time Academic All-ACC selection and two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District III pick … in 46 career games (28 starts), registered 194 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 2.0 sacks, eight PBUs, five quarterback pressures, three caused fumbles, three fumbles recovered and two INTs ... started the final 20 games of his career and turned in most impactful year as a senior with career numbers across the board, including 5.5 TFL and two quarterback pressures ... finished with 32 games with 3+ tackles including a career-high 15 stops against Florida State in 2017 … capped career with 1+ tackle in 26 consecutive games and 1+ tackle in 27 of his final 28 contests … helped Duke to 28 wins over four seasons, three bowl game appearances (2014 Hyundai Sun, 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl and 2017 Quick Lane Bowl) and two bowl victories … one of just 13 Blue Devils in program history to play in two bowl wins, helping Duke capture the 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl and 2017 Quick Lane Bowl ... played a total of 2,330 career snaps.

2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017:
CoSIDA Academic All-District III pick ... Academic All-ACC selection ... started all 13 games ... totaled 91 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 1.0 sack, two PBUs, two QB pressures, one caused fumble and one fumble recovery ... in the ACC, tied for 20th in tackles per game (7.00) ... during only league games, ranked ninth in tackles per game with 8.50 … logged 7+ tackles in eight weeks including a season-high 15 stops against Florida State ... also turned in double-digit stops at Virginia Tech (10) … against Northwestern, carded year’s sack as well as forcing a fumble and recovering it … had 1.0 TFL in consecutive weeks to end the season … broke up two passes and totaled nine tackles in Duke’s 27-17 victory at North Carolina ... credited with QB pressures against Baylor and Wake Forest … notched nine tackles in consecutive weeks versus North Carolina and Miami … during three-game stretch against Florida State, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech, totaled 33 tackles, an average of 11.0 per contest … helped the Blue Devils finish within the top 25 in multiple defensive categories including opponent fourth down conversions (22.2/2nd), passing defense (179.4/16th), opponent third down conversions (32.0/16th), scoring defense (20.2/21st), total defense (332.6/21st) and pass efficiency defense (116.88/25th) … on the field for 846 snaps … on the field for 926 total snaps.

2016 Game-by-Game Statistics
2016:
CoSIDA Academic All-District III pick ... Academic All-ACC selection ... recipient of the program's Bill Keziah Award as the team's most outstanding special teams performer ... played in all 12 games with seven starting assignments ... started the final seven games of the season at the Rover safety position in place of All-ACC defensive back DeVon Edwards, who suffered a career-ending injury in Week 4 at Notre Dame ... totaled 53 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, one INT, three PBUs, one caused fumble, two fumble recoveries and one QB pressure ... in the ACC, ranked tied for sixth in fumble recoveries per game (0.17) ... logged 3+ tackles in nine weeks including a season-high nine stops at Louisville ... also against the Cardinals, carded 0.5 TFL and one fumble recovery as Duke limited Louisville to 34 points and 190.2 total yards under its season averages entering the game ... had eight tackles, 0.5 TFL and one PBU versus Virginia Tech ... posted six stops and one fumble recovery in the win over Army West Point ... recorded six tackles, 1.0 TFL, one PBU and one QB pressure at Pittsburgh ... first career quarterback sack came at Georgia Tech ... sealed Duke's 28-27 victory over North Carolina with an INT with 1:02 remaining in the fourth quarter ... led the Blue Devils with eight tackles on special teams ... on the field for 753 total snaps.

2015 Game-by-Game Statistics
2015:
Academic All-ACC selection ... played in all 13 games with eight starts at cornerback ... earned starting assignments in the first eight weeks of the season ... finished with 38 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one INT, two PBUs, one caused fumble and one QB pressure ... led Duke with 10 tackles on special teams ... had 2+ tackles in 11 games including a season-high six stops in the win at Virginia Tech ... logged four tackles in victories over N.C. Central, Georgia Tech and Indiana ... against Northwestern, posted three tackles, 1.0 TFL, one INT and one QB pressure ... had 1.0 TFL and one PBU in the win over Boston College ... underwent surgery on March 9, 2015, to repair left shoulder labral ... on the field for 607 total snaps.

2014 Game-by-Game Statistics
2014:
Played in eight games ... saw action in the first eight weeks of the season before suffering season-ending shoulder injury at Pittsburgh ... totaled 12 tackles, one PBU and one QB pressure ... had a season-best four tackles against both Elon and Tulane ... also posted one PBU and one QB pressure in the season-opening victory over the Phoenix ... one of five true freshmen to earn a varsity letter, joining Zavier Carmichael, Davis Koppenhaver, Zach Muñiz and Shaun Wilson ... on the field for 124 snaps.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Four-year letterman at Bishop Hartley High School under Brad Burchfield ... listed as the No. 33 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com ... helped team to four-year record of 50-6 with four state playoff berths including two appearances in the state championship game ... Ohio Division V first team all-state and defensive player of the year pick in 2013 ... posted nine INTs as a senior ... also participated in track and field.

PERSONAL: Born February 22, 1996 ... majoring in theater studies while minoring in education ... son of Deandra Boll and Alonzo Saxton.

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Highlight: Alonzo Saxton II Northwestern Forced Fumble
FB vs. UNC: Saxton II Interception Seals Win
FB vs. LOU: Singleton Forces Fumble, Saxton II Recovers