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Elijah

Deveaux

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#36

Running Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 215
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Waxhaw, N.C.
High School: Charlotte Christian

Bio

2018: Reserve running back ... in two career games, has rushed twice for four yards (2.00) ... in May, 2018, joined 10 teammates on a mission trip to Guatemala for a Habitat for Humanity initiative.

2017: Played in two games ... saw action against N.C. Central and Northern Illinois ... rushed twice for four yards (2.00) against N.C. Central ... on the field for three snaps.

2016: Did not see game action ... recipient of the program's Sonny Falcone Iron Duke Award, an honor presented annually to one offensive player, one defensive player and one player in the developmental program for their year-round commitment to strength training and conditioning.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Four-year letterman at Charlotte Christian High School under head coach Jason Estep ... three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... rated by 247Sports.com as the No. 54 athlete in the nation and by Scout.com as the No. 74 running back nationally ... helped Charlotte Christian to three straight North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) 3A state championships (2012-13-14) ... following senior year, named to the NCISAA all-state first team ... finished final campaign with 123 carries for 715 yards and 10 TDs ... ended junior season with 1,879 rushing yards ... a Charlotte Observer all-area and Charlotte Independent School Athletic Association first team honoree following junior season as squad went 11-1 ... as a sophomore, rushed 215 times for 1,850 yards and 24 TDs ... in the state championship game, a 48-10 win against Charlotte Latin, recorded 308 ground yards and four TDs ... performance was a school record and the among the top 25 rushing performances in Mecklenburg County history ... during freshman season, rushed 71 times for 340 yards and four TDs ... also lettered in track and field and baseball.

PERSONAL: Born October 10, 1997 ... pursuing an interdepartmental degree in psychology and public policy ... son of Songhai and Glenn Deveaux ... father lettered four seasons (1988-89-90-91) as a running back at the University of Pittsburgh, totaled 1,643 career all-purpose yards (657 rushing, 254 receiving & 732 return), compiled 12 career TDs (10 rushing & 2 receiving) including three rushing scores in a 45-21 win over Rutgers on October 13, 1990, and helped the Panthers to 23 wins including a 31-28 victory over Texas A&M in the 1989 John Hancock Bowl ... uncle, Everett Deveaux, was a running back at Florida State University (1977-78) and helped the Seminoles to an 18-5 record and a Tangerine Bowl appearance following the 1977 season.

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