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Zach

Baker

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#69

Offensive Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 315
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Green Cove Springs, Fla.
High School: Clay

Bio

2019: Charted as the second string offensive guard ... in 33 career games (2 starts), has played 781 snaps ... one of four Duke offensive linemen with 700+ snaps of experience, joining Santos (1,422), Rakavius Chambers (1,259) and Robert Kraeling (1,091).

2018: Played in 12 games at offensive guard ... did not see action at Georgia Tech ... recipient of the program’s Sonny Falcone Iron Duke Award, an honor presented annually to offensive, defensive and developmental program members for their year-round commitment to strength training and conditioning ... member of an offensive front that helped Duke close the year as one of four ACC teams to compile 2,000+ rushing yards and 3,100+ passing yards, joining Clemson, Syracuse and Virginia Tech ... helped the Blue Devil offense produce 382 points, the fourth highest single-season total in program history … aided the offense in five games totaling 40+ points, matching the 1943 and 2014 squads for the most in a campaign in school history … helped pave the way for 51 touchdowns, an increase of nine from the 2017 campaign … member of Duke’s offensive line that assisted in producing three 200-200 outings as the Blue Devils posted 200+ rushing and 200+ passing yards versus N.C. Central, Pittsburgh and North Carolina ... provided pass protection for a Duke aerial attack that featured 31 touchdown passes, setting the program single-season record, and three players with 5+ receiving scores for the first time in school history (WR T.J. Rahming — 8, TE Davis Koppenhaver — 7 & WR Johnathan Lloyd — 5) … during Duke’s game at Pittsburgh, helped provide rushing lanes for Deon Jackson, who gained 162 yards on 10 carries (16.20) and became just the third player in ACC history to surpass 400 all-purpose yards in a game … helped Duke to its third consecutive victory over North Carolina with a 42-35 triumph as Daniel Jones registered the second 300-yard passing (361), 100-yard rushing (186) performance of his career … in the 56-27 victory over Temple, provided protection and opened lanes for Jones, the game’s Offensive MVP, to complete 30-of-41 (.732) passes for 423 yards and five TDs and rush for another score as Duke set or matched Independence Bowl team records for total TDs (8), points scored and passing yards (440) ... on the field for 318 snaps.

2017: Played in 12 games at offensive guard ... did not see action at North Carolina ... member of an offensive front that helped Duke close the year as one of six ACC teams to compile 2,200+ rushing yards and 2,700+ passing yards, joining Clemson, Louisville, N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest ... helped the Blue Devils rank tied for fourth in fewest sacks allowed per game and fifth in first downs per game in the ACC in league action ... member of Duke’s offensive line that assisted in producing three 200-200 outings as the Blue Devils posted 200+ rushing and 200+ passing yards versus N.C. Central, Northwestern and Northern Illinois ... helped open holes for a Duke rushing attack that featured three players with 500+ ground yards for the first time in school history (Shaun Wilson — 818, Brittain Brown — 701 & Daniel Jones — 518) as the trio combined for 2,037 yards and 20 rushing TDs ... in the Week 11 win over Georgia Tech, helped Duke rush for a season-high 319 yards against a Yellow Jacket defense that entered week allowing 124.9 yards per game to rank second in ACC and 23rd nationally ... in the 36-14 victory over Northern Illinois, provided protection and opened lanes for MVP Daniel Jones to complete 27-of-40 (.675) passes for 252 yards and two TDs and rush for a game-high 86 yards and one TD as Duke set or matched Quick Lane Bowl team records for total TDs (5), total first downs (27), rushing attempts (52), rushing TDs (3), total plays (92) & time of possession (38:21) ... on the field for 245 snaps.

2016: Second team Freshman All-ACC pick by Athlon Sports ... played in nine games (2 starts) at offensive guard ... earned starting assignments against N.C. Central and Wake Forest ... part of a Blue Devil offensive line that helped Duke finish the season as one of four ACC schools to complete at least 62 percent of its pass attempts along with a 2:1 TD-to-INT ratio, joining Clemson, North Carolina and Virginia Tech ... helped the Blue Devils rank fourth in the ACC in third down percentage during league play ... member of Duke’s offensive front that helped produce four 200-200 performances as the Blue Devils posted 200+ rushing and 200+ passing yards versus N.C. Central, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and North Carolina ... helped open holes for a rushing attack that rushed for 227 yards versus No. 15 North Carolina, 227 yards against No. 23 Virginia Tech and 254 yards at Georgia Tech, marking the first time during head coach David Cutcliffe’s tenure that the Blue Devils carded three consecutive games of 200+ rushing yards against ACC opponents ... part of a Duke offensive unit that was the lone ACC squad to have zero turnovers in the red zone in league action ... contributed to the success of QB Daniel Jones, who finished second in the balloting for ACC Rookie of the Year honors after setting or matching 23 school records including most total offensive yards by a freshman (3,322) ... helped open holes for RBs Jela Duncan and Shaun Wilson, who combined to rush for 1,073 yards and 10 TDs ... aided the Duke rushing attack that was one of two in the ACC to have three players with 450+ yards and 4+ TDs on the year, joining Georgia Tech ... on the field for 218 total snaps.

2015: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman for Clay High School and head coach Joshua Hoekstra ... rated by Scout.com as the No. 19 center in the nation and by 247Sports.com as the No. 21 center in the country … starting center as a senior, helping Clay to a 10-2 overall record and a trip to the second round of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) 5A playoffs … earned all-county, all-district, all-region and second team Florida Class 5A All-State honors following final campaign … earned all-county and all-district honors as a junior, when team went 10-5 … squad advanced to the FHSAA 5A title game before falling to American Heritage … also earned three letters in weightlifting.

PERSONAL: Born September 24, 1996 ... graduated from Duke in May, 2019, with a degree in sociology ... currently pursuing a master’s degree in management studies ... son of Amanda Baker.

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