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Rakavius

Chambers

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Offensive Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 310
Year: Junior
Hometown: Opelika, Ala.
High School: Opelika

Bio

2019: Returning starter at right offensive guard ... preseason All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports (3rd team) ... candidate for the Outland Trophy, an honor presented annually to the nation’s top interior lineman by the Football Writers Association  of America ... in 26 career games (13 starts), has played 1,259 snaps ... in 2017, became the second true freshman to see game action along the offensive front in the David Cutcliffe Era, joining current teammate Julian Santos (2016) ... one of four Duke offensive linemen with 700+ snaps of experience, joining Santos (1,422), Robert Kraeling (1,091) and Zach Baker (781).

2018: Academic All-ACC selection ... started all 13 games at offensive guard ... 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 818 snaps.

2017: Played in all 13 games at offensive guard ... became just the second true freshman in the David Cutcliffe Era at Duke to play along the offensive line, joining Julian Santos ... 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 ... the Duke trio was one of just two in the ACC to post 500+ rushing yards and 6+ rushing TDs each, joining Clemson ... 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) ... played 441 snaps.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Played at Opelika High School for coach Brian Blackmon ... consensus three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... charted as the No. 16 center in the nation by 247Sports.com ... listed as the No. 51 offensive guard in the country by ESPN.com ... helped Opelika to three consecutive region championships ... two-year team captain ... following senior season, received all-state honors from AL.com and the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... helped squad to a 13-2 record and appearance in the state championship game ... participated in the 2016 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Kennesaw, Ga. ... selected to play in the 2016 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... as a junior, helped Opelika to a 12-1 ledger ... recipient of the 26th annual Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Award, an honor presented to the nation’s top African-American high school scholar-athlete, joining former Duke lettermen Zavier Carmichael, Matt Daniels, Vince Oghobaase and Deion Williams, along with current team members Brandon Hill, Jaylen Coleman and Mataeo Durant as finalists for the award.

PERSONAL: Born May 24, 1999 ... majoring in biology ... son of Roderick Chambers and Catina Cooper … father lettered four seasons (1997-98-99-00) as a linebacker at Auburn and helped the Tigers to 27 victories and two bowl game appearances (1997 Peach & 2000 Florida Citrus).

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