Duke Football BIO
7 Anthony Boone
2013: Team captain ... played in and started 11 games ... missed the Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh and Troy games after suffering a fractured collarbone in week two at Memphis ... guided Duke to a 9-2 record as the starting QB ... completed 206-of-322 (.640) passes for 2,260 yards with 13 TDs & 13 INTs while rushing 66 times for 214 yards (3.24) and 5 TDs ... carded a pass efficiency rating of 128.18 ... posted three of Duke’s top 10 all-time best single-game pass completion percentage standards against Wake Forest (.828 [24-29]; 3rd), Navy (.816 [31-38]; 7th) and N.C. Central (.800 [16-20]; t9th) ... in the ACC, ranked third in completions per game (18.73), third in pass completion percentage, sixth in passing yards per game (205.5), sixth in total offensive yards per game (224.9), eighth in points responsible per game (10.00) and eighth in pass efficiency ... nationally, ranked 30th in pass completion percentage, 40th in completions per game, 58th in passing yards per game, 60th in total offensive yards per game, 68th in passing yardage, 71st in pass efficiency rating, 74th in points responsible per game and 79th in passing TDs ... on Duke’s single-season charts, totals rank third for pass completion percentage, tied for fourth for most games with 3+ passing TDs (3), tied for sixth for most games with 2+ passing TDs (5), seventh for pass efficiency rating, tied for ninth for rushing TDs by a QB, 10th for average yards per pass attempt (7.02) and 15th for passing yardage ... paired with Brandon Connette (14) to become the first Duke QB tandem to rush for 5+ TDs apiece in a single season ... teamed with Connette to become the fourth Duke QB tandem to throw for 1,000+ yards each in a season, joining the pairs of Dave Brown (1,479) & Billy Ray (2,035) in 1989, Brown (1,444) & Ray (1,247) in 1990 and Spence Fischer (1,505) and Steve Prince (1,090) in 1992 ... against Texas A&M in the 46th annual Chick-fil-A Bowl, established Duke bowl game records for pass completions (29), pass attempts (45), passing yardage (427), total offensive yards (454) and TD responsibility (4) while matching the school standard for passing TDs (3) ... with the performance against Texas A&M, became just the ninth QB in school history to throw for 400+ yards in a game ... passing yardage total versus the Aggies fell one yard short of the Chick-fil-A Bowl record of 428 set by Chuck Hartlieb of Iowa in 1988 ... among all QBs nationally, bowl game totals ranked second for passing yardage (behind only Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater ), fourth for total offensive yards (behind Clemson’s Tajh Boyd , Bridgewater  and Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel ), tied for sixth in TD responsibility and seventh for average passing yards per completion (14.72) ... helped Duke establish the Chick-fil-A Bowl record for total offensive yards (661) while matching the bowl game standard for points in a half (38; 1st half), equaling the mark set by Ole Miss in 1971 (1st half) ... guided one of three offenses (Duke, Alabama & South Carolina) to have a pair of 100-yard receivers in a bowl game and one of two offenses (Duke & Alabama) to have two 100-yard receivers and one 100-yard rusher in a bowl game ... twice earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week following performances against Navy (31-38, 295 yards, 3 TDs) and North Carolina (23-34, 274 yards, 2 TDs) ... in the ACC Coastal Division championship-clinching victory over North Carolina, marched the Blue Devils 66 yards on 11 plays for Ross Martin’s game-winning 27-yard field goal with 4:41 remaining in the fourth period ... against Wake Forest, completed 14 consecutive passes to match the fifth-highest single-game total in school history ... season-long pass of 75 yards went to Jamison Crowder against N.C. State ... rushed for 20+ yards in six weeks including a season-best 57 yards on seven attempts against Wake Forest ... rushing TDs came versus N.C. Central, Memphis, Virginia Tech, N.C. State and Texas A&M ... accounted for a season-high four total TDs (3 pass & 1 rush) against Texas A&M ... helped engineer a Duke offense that was one of just four in the ACC to amass 25+ rushing and 25+ passing TDs and ranked fourth in the league in total offensive yards per game (426.14) and fifth in scoring (32.79) ... helped direct the Blue Devils to top-50 national offensive rankings for fourth down conversion percentage (.696; 8th), fewest fumbles lost (6; 12th), fewest penalties per game (4.57; 25th), fewest penalty yards per game (40.71; 32nd), first downs (298; 36th) and passing offense (50th) ... part of a Blue Devil offensive unit that established school single-season records for total first downs (298), offensive yards (5,966) and points (459) ... on the field for 705 snaps.
2012: Played in 12 games with one starting assignment as the second string QB behind three-year starter and eventual NFL Draft selection Sean Renfree ... did not see game action at Georgia Tech ... on the year, completed 49-of-95 (.516) pass attempts for 531 yards with five TDs and two INTs while rushing 26 times for 82 yards (3.15) and two TDs ... came off the bench to replace the injured Renfree at Wake Forest, and scored the game-winning TD on a four-yard run with 11:35 remaining in the fourth period ... became just the fifth QB in Duke history to score a game-winning, fourth quarter touchdown on the ground, joining Jerry Barger (1953 vs. Purdue), Sonny Jurgensen (1955 vs. Ohio State), Stanley Driskell (1979 vs. East Carolina) and Renfree (2011 vs. Boston College) ... in the 34-27 road victory over the Demon Deacons, completed eight-of-11 (.727) passes for 54 yards while rushing three times for 10 yards and one TD ... one week later, received first career start in place of the injured Renfree and directed Duke to a 42-17 home victory over Virginia by completing 18-of-31 (.581) passes for 212 yards and four TDs while rushing seven times for 41 yards ... scoring throws versus the Cavaliers covered 54 (Jamison Crowder), 37 (Conner Vernon), 12 (Juwan Thompson) and 45 (Vernon) yards while the Blue Devils rushed for a then season-high 182 yards, allowed zero sacks and committed zero turnovers ... guided the Duke offense to 28 points following intermission to overcome a 17-14 halftime deficit as the Blue Devils controlled the clock for 17:40, including 10:12 in the final period ... matched the school record for most TD passes for a QB in a first career start, equaling the standard set by Dave Brown against Wake Forest in 1989 ... also against the Cavaliers, was on the throwing end of Vernon’s 233rd career pass reception, which broke former Clemson standout Aaron Kelly’s all-time ACC record for catches ... in week two at Stanford, was 13-of-21 (.619) through the air for 147 yards with one INT ... hit on five-of-nine (.555) tosses for 72 yards with one INT at Virginia Tech ... other passing TD covered six yards to Jack Wise against N.C. Central ... other rushing TD came against North Carolina ... helped the Blue Devils score a school single-season record 410 points while ranking second in the ACC in sacks allowed per pass attempt (1:29.00) ... part of a Duke offensive unit that ranked among the ACC leaders in first downs per game (4th; 22.15), time of possession (4th; 31:07), passing yards per game (5th; 283.9) and points per game (5th; 31.5) ... on the field for 238 snaps.
2011: Played in 10 games, missing the FIU and Florida State contests ... completed 30-of-53 (.566) passes for 298 yards with one TD and one INT ... rushed 44 times for 129 yards and four TDs and caught one pass for 21 yards ... scored on a three-yard run in first collegiate game against Richmond ... versus No. 6 Stanford, hit on seven-of-nine (.778) passes for 70 yards while rushing for one TD ... had two rushing TDs against Wake Forest ... played a season-high 32 snaps at North Carolina, hitting on 12-of-20 (.600) throws for 111 yards with one TD and one INT ... also versus the Tar Heels, rushed for a season-best 41 yards on seven attempts and caught a 21-yard pass from Jamison Crowder ... played 124 snaps on the year.
2010: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered four seasons at Weddington High School under coaches Ed Susi (2006), Phil Williams (2007-08) and Justin Hardin (2009) ... helped team to state playoff appearances in 2006 and 2009 ... listed as the 37th-top quarterback in the nation by ESPN.com ... as a senior, passed for 1,530 yards and 13 TDs while rushing for 780 yards and 11 TDs ... in junior campaign, threw for 1,400 yards and 12 TDs while rushing for 1,000 yards and 11 TDs ... finished prep career with 9,010 yards of total offense, rushing for 3,642 yards and passing for 5,368 yards ... accounted for 81 total TDs (41 passing & 40 rushing) in high school career ... four-time all-conference and all-county selection ... also lettered in baseball ... earned all-conference and all-county honors on the diamond.
PERSONAL: Son of Anthony and Jenice Boone ... born October 29, 1991 ... majoring in psychology.
SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS
Category: Career-high, Opponent, Year
Pass completions: 31 vs. Navy, 2013
Pass attempts: 45 vs. Texas A&M, 2013
Passing yards: 427 vs. Texas A&M, 2013
Passing TDs: 4 vs. Virginia, 2012
Rush attempts: 11, twice; last vs. Virginia Tech, 2013
Rushing yards: 57 vs. Wake Forest, 2013
Rushing TDs: 2 vs. Wake Forest, 2011
Total offensive yards: 454 (427 pass & 27 rush) vs. Texas A&M, 2013
Longest pass completion: 75 yards to Jamison Crowder vs. NC State, 2013
Longest rush: 23 yards vs. Memphis, 2013
Longest pass reception: 21 yards from Jamison Crowder vs. North Carolina, 2011