Duke Football BIO
1 Thomas Sirk
2015: Charted as the starting QB ... scheduled to take over the starting reigns from All-ACC signal caller Anthony Boone, who graduated after completing 540-of-923 (.585) passes for 5,789 yards with 38 TDs and 24 INTs while rushing 230 times for 800 yards (3.48) and 16 TDs in guiding Duke to a school record 19 wins as a starter ... in 12 career games, has completed 10-of-14 (.714) passes for 67 yards and three TDs and zero INTs while rushing 47 times for 238 yards (5.06) and eight TDs ... has compiled 305 yards of total offense ... holds career TD responsibility total of 11 ... has accounted for multiple TDs in three career games against Elon (2014; 2 rush), Georgia Tech (2014; 2 rush) and Pittsburgh (2014; 2 rush) ... among active ACC QBs, ranks fifth in rushing TDs ... only active QB nationally to have accounted for 10+ total TDs in 2014 as an exclusive reserve (zero starts) ... only active QB nationally to have produced two game-winning TDs (rush or pass) in the fourth quarter or overtime in 2014 as an exclusive reserve (zero starts) ... ranks ninth on Duke’s career chart for rushing TDs by a QB ... has played 72 career snaps.
2014: Played in 12 games, serving as the top reserve behind All-ACC QB Anthony Boone ... missed the Miami game due to illness ... completed 10-of-14 (.714) passes for 67 yards and three TDs ... posted a pass efficiency rating of 182.34 ... rushed 47 times for 238 yards (5.06) and eight TDs ... led Duke in rushing TDs as the Blue Devils scored 24 times on the ground to post the program’s third-highest total since 1956 ... ranked tied for second on the team in total points (48; tied with WR Jamison Crowder) as the Blue Devils scored 421 points to post the second-highest team total in school history ... yards per rushing attempt ranked second on the squad, trailing only RB Shaun Wilson, who established a school single-season record with a 7.67 (78-598) average ... key component of an offensive unit which became the first in school history to average 180+ rushing yards and 210+ passing yards per game and averaged over 30 points per game for the third consecutive season ... in first collegiate game, completed 5-of-7 (.714) passes for 40 yards while rushing eight times for 54 yards and two TDs against Elon ... first collegiate TD pass covered two yards to TE David Reeves at Troy ... tossed game-winning, three-yard TD pass to Reeves at the 7:23 mark of the fourth period in Duke’s 20-13 home triumph over Virginia ... final scoring throw of the season also went to Reeves on an 18-yard strike against Wake Forest ... on the ground, picked up a season-high 94 yards against Tulane ... had multiple rushing TD weeks against Elon (2), Georgia Tech (2) and Pittsburgh (2) ... sealed Duke’s double OT road win at Pittsburgh with a five-yard TD run in the second overtime period ... became the first player in Duke history to end an overtime victory with a rushing TD ... season long run of 50 yards came versus Tulane ... only reserve QB (zero starts) nationally to account for 10+ total TDs ... only reserve QB (zero starts) nationally to produce two game-winning TDs (rush or pass) in the fourth quarter or overtime ... matched the fourth-highest single-season total for rushing TDs by a QB in Duke history ... became the third player in Duke history to rush and throw for fourth quarter or overtime game-winning TDs in a single season, joining George Dutrow in 1958 (16-yard run vs. Baylor & 10-yard pass to Wray Carlton vs. N.C. State) and Brandon Connette in 2013 (5-yard run vs. N.C. State, 22-yard pass to Issac Blakeney vs. Memphis & 47-yard pass to Braxton Deaver vs. Virginia) ... along with Boone (5) and Wilson (5), formed the fourth trio in Duke history to post 5+ rushing TDs each in a single campaign ... paired with Boone to become just the second QB tandem in Duke history to rush for 5+ TDs each in a season ... ranked tied for third among ACC QBs (with Georgia Tech’s Justin Thomas) in rushing TDs behind North Carolina’s Marquise Williams (13) and Boston College’s Tyler Murphy (11) ... nationally, ranked tied for 16th in rushing TDs by a QB ... on the field for 72 snaps.
2013: Did not see action while recovering from surgery performed on April 10, 2013, to repair ruptured right Achilles tendon.
2012: Did not see game action ... recipient of the Sonny Falcone Iron Duke Award, a team honor presented annually to one offensive player, one defensive player and one player in the developmental program for their year-round commitment to strength training and conditioning ... enrolled at Duke in January, 2012.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Four-year letterman at Baker County under coach Ryan Sulkowski ... helped Baker County to a four-year record of 34-9 ... listed as the No. 19 pro-style quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com ... as a senior, completed 141-of-207 (.681) pass attempts for 2,303 yards and 26 TDs while rushing 111 times for 1,018 yards and 17 TDs ... became the first player in Baker County history to throw for 2,000+ yards and rush for 1,000+ yards in a season ... established school single-game record for TD passes with six in a 61-0 win over Terry Parker on October 21, 2011 ... punted 13 times for 602 yards and a 46.3 yards per kick average ... third team all-state (5A) pick by the Associated Press ... District IV Player of the Year and first team all-district selection by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association ... first team All-First Coast pick by the Florida Times-Union ... named to the 2011 Super 24 team by the Florida Times-Union ... in final game at Baker County, completed 30-of-36 passes for 405 yards and five TDs in a 41-24 win over Bradford on November 11, 2011 ... threw two TDs passes to lead the North squad to a 47-21 win and earn MVP honors in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South Classic played on December 21, 2011 in Sebring, Fla. ... also lettered in baseball, earning All-First Coast honors ... member of Baker County weightlifting program that won four consecutive 1A state championships (2008-09-10-11).
PERSONAL: Son of Eddie and Joy Sirk ... born September 24, 1993 ... majoring in political science while minoring in education.