Duke Football BIO
17 Issac Blakeney
2013: Played in all 14 games with five starts ... earned starting assignments against N.C. Central, Memphis, Georgia Tech, N.C. State and Miami ... caught 19 passes for 244 yards (12.84)and four TDs ... had a season-high five receptions for 57 yards and two TDs in the win over Navy ... hauled in game-winning, 22-yard TD pass from QB Brandon Connette in the fourth quarter at Memphis ... other TD catch came against N.C. Central ... caught 1+ pass in 11 games ... credited for two tackles on special teams ... on the field for 686 snaps.
2012: Played in all 13 games as a reserve tight end ... caught 32 passes for 290 yards (9.06) and one TD ... hauled in 3+ passes in eight games including a season-high four against both Florida State and Miami ... lone TD of the year covered 54 yards against N.C. Central ... added a PAT reception against Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl for eight total points on the season ... among ACC tight ends, ranked fourth in receptions and sixth in receiving yardage ... matched the 17th-highest single-season reception total by a Duke TE ... coupled with Conner Vernon (85) to form the most prolific WR-TE duo in school history with 117 combined catches ... teamed with Vernon and Juwan Thompson (24) to match the fourth-highest combined total of pass receptions (141) by a WR-TE-RB trio in Duke history ... paired with David Reeves (18) to form the sixth-most prolific pass-catching TE tandem in school history with 50 combined receptions ... registered 10 tackles on special teams ... on the field for 619 total snaps.
2011: Did not see game action.
2010: Did not see game action.
DUKE TRACK & FIELD: Member of Duke’s track and field program in the spring of 2014 ... in first collegiate meet on April 5, the VertKlasse Meeting in High Point, N.C., combined with football teammates DeVon Edwards, Ryan Smith and Josh Snead to comprise Duke’s 4x100 relay team and posted a time of 41.32, then the second-fastest time in Duke history ... at the ACC Championship meet on April 18 in Chapel Hill, N.C., teamed with Edwards, Smith and Marcus Wright to place sixth in the 4x100 relay with a time of 41.15, marking the second-fastest time in Duke history ... teamed with Edwards, Wright and Robert Rohner on Duke’s 4x200 relay team to place third in the College Men’s IC4A Championship at the Penn Relays on April 26, running time of 1:25.28.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered two seasons at Monroe High School under coach Johnny Sowell ... helped squad to two-year overall record of 20-5 with two state playoff appearances ... as a senior, had 51 tackles, five sacks, four interceptions and three fumble recoveries while catching 15 passes for 346 yards and nine TDs ... in 2009, helped Monroe to the school’s first 11-0 record in the regular season before finishing 12-1 overall ... earned all-conference and all-county honors following senior season ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... in 2010, helped Monroe to a 32-1 final record and the 1A state championship in basketball, earning MVP honors in the 62-46 title game win over Goldsboro following a 24-point, 15-rebound performance ... at the 2010 1-A state championship track meet, claimed first place in both the triple jump (49-2) and long jump (22-9.5) while finishing seventh in the shot put (42-11.25) ... ranked 46th in the final 2009 United States High School Outdoor Track & Field rankings in the triple jump (48-4.5) ... placed second in the triple jump (46-11.75) at the 2009 USATF Junior Olympic State Championships ... captured state 2A titles in the triple jump in both 2008 (45-6.5) and 2009 (48-4.5) ... 2010 athlete of the year selection by the Charlotte Observer.
PERSONAL: Son of Yolanda Blakeney and Michael Wright ... father lettered four seasons (1989-90-91-92) in basketball at Guilford College ... high school teammate of fellow Duke football program members Quay Chambers and Jamison Crowder ... born November 18, 1992 ... majoring in sociology while pursuing a certificate in markets and management.