Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2013: Returning starting running back ... most experienced member of the offensive backfield ... complete, dependable back who does all of the little things without the football to be successful ... excellent receiver out of the backfield ... expected to contribute on special teams ... in 35 career games (20 starts), has rushed 210 times for 896 yards (4.27), caught 49 passes for 351 yards (7.16) and returned 15 kickoffs for 327 yards (21.80) ... has amassed 1,574 all-purpose yards ... has lost two career fumbles in 274 total touches ... on the gridiron for 997 career snaps ... has 11 career TDs (8 rushing & 3 receiving) ... has increased yards per rushing attempt average each season from freshman season (3.48) to sophomore campaign (4.16) to junior year (4.69) ... has six career games with 50+ rushing yards including a career-high 86-yard effort against Richmond in 2011 ... has gained 25+ yards on the ground in 16 career games ... sits just 104 yards shy of becoming the 40th player in Duke history to reach the 1,000-yard plateau on the ground ... has 15 career games with 2+ pass receptions including a career-high seven-catch outing versus Boston College in 2011 ... has compiled five games with 20+ receiving yards including a career-high 70-yard outing at North Carolina in 2011 ... owns four career games with 2+ TDs against Tulane (2011), FIU (2011) and Virginia (2011 & 2012) ... among active RBs in the ACC, ranks first in receiving yards, second in pass receptions, fifth in pass receptions per game (1.36), fifth in receiving yards per game (9.75), tied for sixth in total points (66), tied for seventh in total TDs (11), eighth in rushing attempts, eighth in rushing yards, eighth in total TDs per game (0.31) and ninth in points per game (1.83) ... joins Tony Creecy of N.C. State as the only two active RBs in the ACC to have 20+ pass receptions in each of the past two seasons ... ranks 14th among active players in the ACC in all-purpose yardage ... enters 2013 season having caught at least one pass in 22 of his last 25 games dating back to the 2010 regular season finale against North Carolina ... in that 25-game span, has 48 receptions for 332 yards and three TDs along with 820 rushing yards and eight TDs on the ground ... aiming to become the first Blue Devil running back to post three consecutive seasons with 20+ pass receptions since Chris Douglas in 2000-01-02-03 ... holds school record for top power clean lift (357 lbs.) by a running back ... two-time Academic All-ACC selection.
2012: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in 12 games with 12 starts ... missed the Clemson game due to injury ... rushed 75 times for 352 yards (4.69) and one TD while catching 24 passes for 128 yards (4.69) and two TDs ... gained a season-high 71 rushing yards with one TD on seven attempts versus Virginia while adding 12-yard TD reception ... in the triumph over the Cavaliers, the scoring catch came from QB Anthony Boone and gave the Blue Devils the lead for good with 11:46 left in the third period while the 34-yard TD run came with 2:48 remaining in the contest and pushed Duke’s advantage to 42-17 ... had 64 yards on the ground on 11 carries against North Carolina as Duke rushed for a season-best 234 yards in the 33-30 victory over the Tar Heels ... rushed for 25+ yards in seven weeks ... caught multiple passes in nine weeks ... on two receptions, had a season-best 35 receiving yards in the Belk Bowl against Cincinnati including a season-long 21-yard reception from Sean Renfree ... other TD catch came at Georgia Tech ... with Conner Vernon (85) and Issac Blakeney (32), matched the school’s fourth-most prolific WR-TE-RB performance with a combined 141 receptions ... with Vernon, formed the fifth-most prolific WR-RB duo in Duke history with 109 combined catches ... became the first Blue Devil running back to post consecutive seasons of 20+ pass receptions since Chris Douglas in 2000-01-02-03 ... joined with fellow Duke RBs Jela Duncan and Josh Snead to combine for 1,403 yards on 283 rushing attempts ... played 396 total snaps.
2011: Academic All-ACC selection ... received the program’s Bob Pascal Award as the Most Outstanding Offensive Back ... played in all 12 games with seven starting assignments ... started the first six weeks of the year as well as the season finale at North Carolina ... rushed 110 times for 457 yards and seven TDs ... averaged 4.16 yards per carry ... caught 22 passes for 182 yards and one TD ... led Duke in rushing yards while finishing second in scoring with 48 points ... one of just six RBs in the ACC to amass 450+ rushing yards, 5+ rushing TDs and 20+ pass receptions on the year ... among ACC RBs, ranked fourth in receiving yardage, tied for fifth in pass receptions and tied for seventh in rushing TDs ... rushed for 50+ yards in four games including a season-high 86 yards on 15 attempts against Richmond ... also topped 60 yards on the ground versus Tulane (69) and Wake Forest (62) ... had two-TD efforts against Tulane, FIU and Virginia ... in 31-27 win at FIU, scored game-winning TD with nine-yard run with 6:52 left in the fourth period ... with two TDs in back-to-back weeks versus Tulane and FIU, became the first Duke RB since 1995 to register multiple rushing scores in consecutive games ... rushing TD total marked Duke’s highest since Justin Boyle scored nine times on the ground in 2005 ... helped the Blue Devils rush for 19 TDs, matching the program’s highest output since 1995 ... led Duke in rushing first downs with 21 ... caught a career-high seven passes for 50 yards at Boston College ... hauled in a 70-yard TD pass from QB Sean Renfree at North Carolina ... had a season-best 104 all-purpose yards at Boston College ... paired with Desmond Scott (25) to match the 10th-highest single-season reception total (47) by two RBs in school history ... with Scott, gave Duke one of just two teams in the ACC to have two RBs with 20+ pass receptions each ... on the field for 408 snaps.
2010: Played in 11 games with one starting assignment ... missed the Alabama contest ... started the Miami game ... rushed 25 times for 87 yards while catching three passes for 41 yards ... returned 15 kickoffs for 327 yards and a 21.7 yards per return average ... totaled 454 all-purpose yards ... ranked eighth in the ACC in kickoff return average ... rushed eight times for a season-high 26 yards in the season-opener versus Elon ... on the field for 193 total snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered four seasons at Woodward Academy under coach Mark Miller ... listed as the 38th-top running back in the nation and the 42nd-best overall prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com ... tabbed as the 58th-best running back in the country by Scout.com ... named the 65th-top running back in the nation by ESPN.com ... All-Dixie Region choice by SuperPrep ... helped team to four-year record of 29-15 with state playoff appearances in 2008 and 2009 ... as a senior, rushed for 1,622 yards and 22 TDs en route to earning honorable mention all-state honors ... rushed for 1,210 yards and 16 TDs in junior season and 650 yards and five TDs as a sophomore ... three-time All-South Metro and all-region selection ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... captured region championships in both the 100-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay in 2009 ... part of region championship 4x100-meter relay team in 2010 ... helped Woodward Academy to two region track and field crowns.
PERSONAL: Son of Ramona Griggie and Justin Thompson ... born May 13, 1992 ... majoring in sociology while minoring in education.
SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS Category: Career-high, Opponent, Year Rush attempts: 15 vs. Richmond, 2011 Rushing yards: 86 vs. Richmond, 2011 Rushing TDs: 2, three times; last vs. Virginia, 2011 Pass receptions: 7 vs. Boston College, 2011 Pass receiving yards: 70 vs. North Carolina, 2011 Pass receiving TDs: 1 three times; last vs. Georgia Tech, 2012 Kickoff returns: 6 vs. Wake Forest, 2010 Kickoff return yards: 153 vs. Wake Forest, 2010 All-purpose yards: 154 (1 RUSH, 0 REC, 153 KOR, 0 PR) vs. Wake Forest, 2010 Longest rush: 34 yards vs. Virginia, 2012 Longest reception: 70 yards (TD) from Sean Renfree vs. North Carolina, 2011 (TD)