Duke Football BIO
17 Issac Blakeney
CAREER: Lettered three seasons (2012-13-14) … in 40 career games (18 starts), caught 98 passes for 1,093 yards (11.15) and 12 touchdowns … ended career having caught at least one pass in 19 consecutive games … had one or more receptions in 36 of 40 career outings … hauled in two or more receptions in 24 career games, including a career-high seven catches against Wake Forest in 2014 … recorded one 100-yard game with a 107-yard performance versus Wake Forest in 2014 … had 40 or more receiving yards in 10 career games … career-long catch of 54 yards came twice, against N.C. Central (2012) and Syracuse (2014) … closed career ranking tied for 13th on Duke’s all-time chart for TD catches and tied for 19th on the school’s all-time list for pass receptions … played 2,071 snaps … represented Duke in the Medal of Honor Bowl on January 17, 2015 in Charleston, S.C., and caught five passes for 103 yards while helping the National team to a 26-14 victory.
2014: Started all 13 games … caught 47 passes for 559 yards (11.89) and seven touchdowns … led Duke in receiving TDs while ranking second on the squad in both catches and yards … TD reception total matched the 14th-highest single-season total in Duke history … caught at least one pass in all 13 contests … set career-highs for both pass receptions (seven) and receiving yardage (107) in the regular season finale against Wake Forest … in the win over the Demon Deacons, paired with Jamison Crowder (102) to post the 19th game in Duke history with two players registering 100 or more receiving yards … also reached the 90-yard mark versus Troy (90) and Syracuse (94) … had a pair of two-touchdown games, against Elon and Syracuse … other scoring receptions came versus Troy, North Carolina and Arizona State … paired with Crowder (six) to become just the third duo in Duke history to post six or more touchdown catches each, joining Clarkston Hines (10) & Keith Ewell (seven) in 1988 and Crowder (eight) and Conner Vernon (eight) in 2012 … coupled with Crowder (85) to form the ninth-most prolific pass-catching tandem in school history with 132 combined receptions ... on the field for 776 snaps.
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 touchdown 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 at least one pass in 11 games ... credited for two tackles on special teams ... on the field for 686 snaps.