DURHAM, N.C. – In a continual effort to prepare student-athletes for success once their playing careers end, the Duke Football Future Initiative was held from June 8-10 for members of the Blue Devil gridiron squad. During the summer months, a large focus of the football program was player development, both on and off the field.
David Cutcliffe’s Duke Football TV Show caught up redshirt senior wide receiver Chris Taylor to talk about what the initiative meant to him. In 34 career games (15 starts), Taylor has 59 pass receptions for 683 yards (11.58) and two touchdowns. A native of Miramar, Fla., Taylor has been president of Duke’s SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) for both the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.
Duke opens the regular season Friday with a 7 p.m. kickoff against Army West Point. Television coverage will be provided by ESPNU.