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Gunnar

Holmberg

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Quarterback
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Wake Forest, N.C.
High School: Heritage

Bio

2019: Reserve quarterback ... in one career game, has played three snaps ... owns one career rushing attempt for 19 yards (19.00) ... enrolled at Duke in January, 2018.

2018: Played in one game ... on the field for three snaps versus Temple in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl ... recorded one rushing attempt for 19 yards (19.00) ... enrolled at Duke in January, 2018.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered three seasons at Heritage under coach Dewayne Washington ... four-star prospect by ESPN.com ... three-star prospect by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com ... charted as the No. 27 pocket passing quarterback in the nation by ESPN.com ... listed as the No. 15 pro-style quarterback nationally by 247Sports.com ... finished career with 6,987 passing yards and 65 TDs ... as both a junior and senior, named co-offensive player of the year in the Cap 8 4-A Conference ... as a senior, completed 183-of-274 passes for 2,730 yards and 26 TDs against just eight INTs ... passing yardage and touchdown totals established Heritage single-season records ... during senior year, helped team to 12-2 record and berth in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 4A state quarterfinals ... as a junior, completed 200-of-311 passes for 2,485 yards and 21 TDs with 12 INTs ... during junior season, helped the Huskies to an 11-3 ledger and appearance in the quarterfinals of the NCHSAA 4AA state tournament ... as a sophomore, completed 130-of-236 passes for 1,772 yards and 18 TDs.

PERSONAL: Born February 15, 1999 ... son of Jennifer and the late Sean Holmberg ... father wrestled at Slippery Rock University … sister, Torianne, was a four-year letterwinner (2015-16-17-18) in volleyball at Emory & Henry College … cousin, Maddie Holmberg, was a four-year letterwinner (2016-17-18-19) as a member of the track & field program at Penn State University, finishing third in the heptathlon at the 2018 NCAA Championships with 5,833 points … cousin, Gabrielle Holmberg, is a member of the track & field program at Duquesne University ... uncle, Rob Holmberg, played football at Penn State, was a seventh round selection of the Los Angeles Raiders in the 1994 NFL Draft and played eight professional seasons with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders (1994-97), Indianapolis Colts (1998), New York Jets (1998), Minnesota Vikings (1999), New England Patriots (2000-01), Carolina Panthers (2001) and Green Bay Packers (2001) … great uncle, George Blanda, played football at the University of Kentucky, played 26 professional seasons with the Chicago Bears (1949; 1950-58), Baltimore Colts (1950), Houston Oilers (1960-66) and Oakland Raiders (1967-75), was the AFL’s MVP in 1961, won three AFL championships (1960, 1961 & 1967), finished his career having completed 1,911-of-4,007 passes for 26,920 yards with 236 TDs and 277 INTs while scoring 2,002 points on nine rushing TDs, 335 field goals and 943 PATs and retired holding professional football records for most passing TDs in a game (7 vs. New York Titans on November 19, 1961), most seasons played, most seasons scoring 1+ point (26), most PATs, most PATs attempted (959), most total points and most total points accounted for (3,418).

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