DURHAM, N.C. - Duke redshirt senior cornerback Bryon Fields Jr. and redshirt sophomore quarterback Daniel Jones will join head coach David Cutcliffe as Duke’s representatives at this week’s ACC Football Kickoff. The trio will be at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday. The event brings together local, regional and national media with ACC student-athletes, coaches, administrators and bowl partners for the unofficial beginning of football season.
On Thursday, student-athletes and coaches from the Atlantic Division programs will participate in a variety of interview formats with the Coastal Division contingent going through its media engagements Friday. Other highlights include guest speakers and photo opportunities. Media in attendance will also vote on the Preseason All-ACC Teams as well as the predicted league order of finish. The preseason poll will be released Monday while the All-ACC Teams come out Wednesday.
Fans can experience the event via live press conference video streams on ACC Network Extra and theACC.com, as well as social media coverage using the #ACCKickoff hashtag.
The Duke portions of the event will be covered across a variety of digital and social media platforms, including the official Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts of Blue Devil football: @DukeFOOTBALL. Fans can also follow Fields Jr., Jones and Cutcliffe at the ACC Football Kickoff homepage: http://theacc.co/FBKickoff.
Blue Devil Network’s Dave Harding and Duke's newly-appointed radio play-by-play broadcaster David Shumate will be on hand to chronicle the Friday media blitz from the Duke perspective and get behind-the-scenes footage of Fields Jr., Jones and Cutcliffe as they interact with media in all forms of publication and broadcast.
2017 ACC Football Kickoff Representatives
Team Student-Athletes, Position, Ht., Wt., Hometown
Boston College Jon Baker, Offensive Lineman, 6-3, 298, Senior, Millis, Mass.
Harold Landry, Defensive End, 6-3, 250, Senior, Spring Lake, N.C.
Clemson Tyrone Crowder, Offensive Guard, 6-2, 340, Redshirt Senior, Marston, N.C.
Christian Wilkins, Defensive Tackle, 6-4, 310, Junior, Springfield, Mass.
Florida State Deondre Francois, Quarterback, 6-2, 205, Redshirt Sophomore, Orlando, Fla.
Derwin James, Defensive Back, 6-3, 211, Redshirt Sophomore, Haines City, Fla.
Georgia Tech Ricky Jeune, Wide Receiver, 6-3, 212, Redshirt Senior, Spring Valley, N.Y.
KeShun Freeman, Defensive End, 6-2, 250, Senior, LaGrange, Ga.
Louisville Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, 6-3, 200, Junior, Pompano Beach, Fla.
Jaire Alexander, Cornerback, 5-11, 192, Junior, Charlotte, N. C.
Miami Mark Walton, Running Back, 5-9, 205, Junior, Miami, Fla.
Shaquille Quarterman, Linebacker, 6-1, 240, Sophomore, Orange Park, Fla.
North Carolina Bentley Spain, Offensive Tackle, 6-6, 300, Senior, Charlotte, N.C.
M.J. Stewart, Cornerback, 6-0, 200, Senior, Arlington, Va.
N.C. State Jaylen Samuels, All-Purpose, 5-11,223, Senior, Charlotte, N. C.
Bradley Chubb, Defensive End, 6-4, 275, Senior, Marietta, Ga.
Pittsburgh Brian O'Neill, Offensive Tackle, 6-6, 300, Redshirt Junior, Wilmington, Del.
Avonte Maddox, Cornerback, 5-9, 175, Senior, Detroit, Mich.
Syracuse Eric Dungey, Quarterback, 6-3, 221, Junior, Lake Oswego, Ore.
Zaire Franklin, Linebacker, 6-0, 244, Senior, Philadelphia, Pa.
Virginia Kurt Benkert, Quarterback, 6-4, 229, Redshirt Senior, Cape Coral, Fla.
Quin Blanding, Safety, 6-2, 215, Senior, Virginia Beach, Va.
Virginia Tech Cam Phillips, Wide Receiver, 6-0, 199, Senior, Laurel, Md.
Andrew Motuapuaka, Linebacker, 6-0, 233, Redshirt Senior, Virginia Beach, Va.
Wake Forest Cam Serigne, Tight End, 6-3, 250, Redshirt Senior, Ashburn, Va.
Wendell Dunn, Defensive Lineman, 6-3, 250, Redshirt Senior, Miami, Fla.