2017: Returning starting quarterback ... preseason fourth team All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports ... candidate for the Maxwell Award, an honor presented annually to the top player in the nation by the Maxwell Football Club ... candidate for both the Davey O'Brien Award and Manning Award, honors presented annually to the top quarterback in the nation ... one of two returning QBs in the ACC to have produced 2,500+ passing yards, 15+ passing TDs, 450+ rushing yards and 5+ rushing TDs a season ago, joining Louisville's Lamar Jackson, recipient of the 2016 Heisman Trophy ... enters the 2017 season with an active streak of 173 pass attempts without an INT, the longest current streak in the nation ... in 12 career games (12 starts), has completed 270-of-430 (.638) passes for 2,836 yards with 16 TDs and nine INTs ... owns a career pass efficiency rating of 126.28 ... has rushed 141 times for 486 (3.45) yards and seven TDs, caught one pass for zero yards and punted twice for 71 yards (35.50) ... has compiled 3,322 yards of total offense ... owns career per game averages of 40.50 rushing yards, 236.33 passing yards and 276.83 total offensive yards ... holds career TD responsibility of 23 (7 rush & 16 pass) ... has scored 42 points on seven rushing TDs ... has lost five fumbles ... has played 891 career snaps ... has recorded 300+ yards of total offense in seven games including a career-high 378 (73 rush & 305 pass) versus Georgia Tech in 2016 ... has accounted for multiple TDs in eight games including a career-high three on four occasions against N.C. Central (2016; 1 rush & 2 pass), Notre Dame (2016; 3 pass), North Carolina (2016; 2 rush & 1 pass) and Miami (2016; 3 pass) ... has thrown multiple TD passes in five games including a career-high three versus both Notre Dame (2016) and Miami (2016) ... has rushed for multiple TDs in three games including a career-high two against Wake Forest (2016), Virginia Tech (2016) and North Carolina (2016) ... has completed 20+ passes in eight games including a career-high 34 versus Miami in 2016 ... has thrown for 300+ yards in four games including a career-high 332 yards against Wake Forest in 2016 ... has eight pass completions of 40+ yards including a career-long 64-yard strike to Anthony Nash against Notre Dame in 2016 ... has logged 28 rushing attempts of 10+ yards including a career-long 29-yard effort against Virginia Tech in 2016 ... has rushed for 70+ yards in three contests including a career-high 99 versus Virginia Tech in 2016 ... among active players in the ACC, ranks second in passing yards per game, second in total offensive yards per game, fifth in total offensive yards, fifth in rushing yards by a QB, sixth in passing yards and seventh in TD passes.
2016 Game-by-Game Statistics
2016: Honorable mention Freshman All-America pick by Campus Insiders ... recipient of the program's Carmen Falcone Award as Duke's Most Valuable Player ... Academic All-ACC selection ... four-time ACC Rookie of the Week choice following performances against Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Miami ... the four weekly citations matched the highest total in the league alongside Florida State QB Deondre Francois ... Manning Award Star of the Week recipient after victories over Notre Dame and North Carolina ... Davey O'Brien Award Great Eight weekly honoree following the win at Notre Dame ... runner-up in the balloting behind recipient Francois for both ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year and ACC Rookie of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association ... finished third in the balloting for both ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year and ACC Rookie of the Year by the league's head coaches ... started all 12 games ... completed 270-of-430 (.638) passes for 2,836 yards with 16 TDs and nine INTs while rushing 141 times for 486 (3.45) yards and seven TDs ... posted a pass efficiency rating of 126.28 ... caught one pass for zero yards and punted twice for 71 yards (35.50) with one boot downed inside the opponent 20 yard line ... completed 20+ passes in eight contests ... hit on 30+ pass attempts in three weeks against Miami (34), Virginia (33) and Wake Forest (31) ... posted completion percentage of .600 or better in nine games including a season-best .750 mark (24-of-32) in the win at Notre Dame ... threw for 200+ yards in eight games ... had 300+ passing yards in four weeks against Wake Forest (332), Virginia (324), Miami (316) and Georgia Tech (305) ... had 2+ TD passes in five games including a season-high three versus both Notre Dame and Miami ... had eight completions of 40+ yards including a season-long 64-yard pass to WR Anthony Nash at Notre Dame ... logged 28 rushing attempts of 10+ yards including a season-long 29-yard effort against Virginia Tech ... had 10+ rushing attempts in eight weeks including a season-high 21 carries against Army West Point ... rushed for 40+ yards in five contests and had 70+ yards versus Georgia Tech (73), Virginia Tech (99) and North Carolina (94) ... rushed for two TDs in three games against Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and North Carolina ... other ground TD came versus N.C. Central ... engineered game-winning 10-play, 44-yard drive to set up K AJ Reed's 19-yard field goal with 1:24 remaining in the fourth period as Duke defeated Notre Dame, 38-35 ... threw game-winning two-yard touchdown pass to TE Davis Koppenhaver with 2:10 remaining in the third quarter as the Blue Devils upended No. 15 North Carolina, 28-27 ... also against the Tar Heels, closed out a 13-play, 65-yard non-scoring drive which started at the Duke 2-yard line with a 28-yard punt downed at the North Carolina 6-yard line with 1:51 remaining in the fourth period ... in the ACC, ranked fourth in pass completions per game (22.50), fifth in pass completion percentage, sixth in total offensive yards per game (276.8), eighth in passing yards per game (236.3), eighth in total points responsible (138), tied for ninth in rushes of 10+ yards, 10th in passing TDs, 10th in pass efficiency, 10th in red zone rushing TDs (7), 12th in rushing TDs and 14th in rushing yards per attempt ... only starting QB in the ACC with zero INTs against nationally-ranked opponents ... only starting QB in the ACC with zero INTs in the month of November ... nationally, ranked 15th in completions per game, 28th in completion percentage, 32nd in total offensive yards per game, 43rd in passing yards, 47th in passing yards per game and 54th in total points responsible ... nationally among freshmen, ranked first in pass completions, first in passing attempts, first in total offensive yards per game, second in total plays, third in pass completion percentage, fourth in total offensive yards, fifth in passing yards, fifth in passing yards per game, seventh in passing TDs, and seventh in pass efficiency rating ... set Duke single-game records for highest average yards per attempt by a freshman (12.60 vs. N.C. Central), highest pass efficiency rating by a freshman (216.51 vs. N.C. Central) and most total offensive plays by a freshman (67 vs. Wake Forest) ... matched school single-game records for most TD passes of 20+ yards (3 vs. Notre Dame) and highest pass completion by a freshman (.750 vs. Notre Dame) ... on Duke's single-game charts, weekly totals rank second for most total offensive plays (67 vs. Wake Forest), tied for third for most TD passes of 20+ yards by a combination (with WR Anthony Nash; 2 vs. Notre Dame), fifth for passing efficiency (216.51 vs. N.C. Central), tied for fifth for most pass attempts without an INT (50 vs. Miami), tied for seventh for most total offensive plays (64 vs. Miami), tied for ninth for pass completions (34 vs. Miami), tied for 10th for most pass attempts without an INT (46 vs. Pittsburgh), tied for 11th for most total offensive plays (62 vs. Virginia) and tied for 11th in most pass attempts (54 vs. Virginia) ... set Duke single-season records for most passing yards by a freshman, highest pass completion percentage by a freshman, most TD passes by a freshman, most games with 20+ pass completions by a freshman (8), most games with 30+ pass completions by a freshman, most pass attempts by a freshman, most pass completions by a freshman, highest average yards per pass attempt by a freshman (6.60), highest pass efficiency rating by a freshman, most games with 100+ passing yards by a freshman (11), most games with 200+ passing yards by a freshman, most games with 300+ passing yards by a freshman, total TD responsibility by a freshman, most total offensive yards by a freshman and most total offensive plays by a freshman (571) ... on Duke's single-season charts, yearly totals rank second for most total offensive plays, tied for second for most games with 30+ pass completions, tied for third for most games with 20+ pass completions, fourth for total offensive yards, tied for fourth for most games with 300+ passing yards, tied for fourth for TD passes of 20+ yards (9), fifth for total offensive yards per game, fifth for pass completion-to-INT ratio (30.00:1), fifth for pass attempt-to-INT ratio (47.78:1), tied for sixth for most games with 1+ TD pass (9), tied for sixth for most games with 100+ passing yards, seventh for pass completions, seventh for pass completion percentage, seventh for rushing yards by a QB, tied for seventh for most games with 2+ TD passes (5), tied for seventh for TD responsibility (23), ninth for passing yards, ninth for pass efficiency rating, tied for ninth for most games with 200+ passing yards (8), tied for ninth for rushing TDs by a QB, 10th for pass attempts, 10th for TD-to-INT ratio (1.78:1) and tied for 10th for TD passes ... only QB in the ACC to complete 15+ passes along with 1+ TD strike to three TEs (Erich Schneider [29 & 2], Daniel Helm [21 & 2] & Davis Koppenhaver [15 & 1]) ... became the first freshman to lead Duke in passing yards and total offensive yards since Thaddeus Lewis in 2006 ... became the second QB in Duke history to post 16+ passing TDs and 7+ rushing TDs in a single season, joining Thomas Sirk (2015) ... along with RBs Jela Duncan (450 & 6) and Shaun Wilson (623 & 4), member of a 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 ... with Duncan and Wilson, became just the third trio in Duke history to post 450+ rushing yards and 4+ rushing TDs each in a season, joining Ace Parker (884 & 10), Jule Ward (594 & 4) and Elmore Hackney (521 & 5) in 1935 and Tom Davis (569 & 7), Steve Lach (532 & 7) and Winston Seigfried (459 & 14) in 1941 ... 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 ... part of a Duke offensive unit that was the lone ACC squad to have zero turnovers in the red zone in league action ... after throwing six TD passes against eight INTs through the first five weeks of the season, had 10 TD tosses versus just one INT over the final seven weeks ... on the field for 891 snaps.
2015: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Charlotte Latin High School under coach Larry McNulty ... helped the Hawks to a 19-5 record and two state championship game appearances ... elected a team captain as both a junior and senior ... departed Charlotte Latin holding school career records for total offensive yards (8,344), passing yards (6,997) and total TDs (98) ... during senior campaign, completed 151-of-268 passes for 2,949 yards and 43 TDs and rushed 109 times for 778 yards and 10 TDs to help Charlotte Latin to a 10-2 record and North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) Division I state championship game appearance ... as a senior, earned first team NCISAA all-state honors, first team all-conference accolades and the South Charlotte Sports Report Quarterback of the Year Award after setting school single-season records for total yards (3,727), passing yards and passing TDs ... as a junior, led squad to a 9-3 ledger and a spot in the NCISAA Division I state title game ... in junior season, earned second team NCISAA all-state accolades and was an all-conference honoree after completing 158-of-290 passes for 2,398 yards and 27 TDs ... earned three letters in basketball, serving as a team co-captain during senior season.
PERSONAL: Born May 27, 1997 ... majoring in economics while minoring in history ... son of Becca and Steve Jones ... sister, Becca, lettered four seasons (2013-14-15-16) as a member of the field hockey program at Davidson College ... brother, Bates, is a member of the basketball program at Davidson College ... sister, Ruthie, is a goalkeeper in the U.S. Under-17 Women's National Soccer Team pool.