Duke Football BIO
7 Anthony Boone
CAREER: Lettered four (2011-12-13-14) seasons … played in 46 career games with 25 starts … completed 540-of-923 (.585) passes for 5,789 yards with 38 touchdowns and 24 interceptions … posted a career passing efficiency rating of 119.6 … rushed 230 times for 800 yards (3.48) and 16 TDs … caught two passes for five yards (2.50) ... two-time team captain in 2013-14 … honorable mention All-ACC honoree and Duke MVP as a senior … helped Duke to 28 wins over four seasons including the 2013 ACC Coastal Division championship and three bowl game appearances (2012 Belk, 2013 Chick-fil-A & 2014 Hyundai Sun) … finished career as the winningest quarterback in Duke history with 19 career victories, surpassing Jerry Barger’s 17 wins (1951-54) … claimed the record-breaking 18th victory at Syracuse on November 8, 2014 … finished with the second-best winning percentage of any Duke QB at .760 (19-6 final record) … helped Duke post the winningest two-year stretch (2013-14) in program history with 19 victories and tied for the winningest three years (2012-13-14)with 25 triumphs … ended career ranked third in Duke history in completion percentage, sixth in passing efficiency, sixth in completions, sixth in attempts, seventh in passing yards, seventh in passing touchdowns and eighth in yards per pass attempt (6.27) ... concluded career with 22 consecutive games of 100+ passing yards, good for the fifth longest stretch in program history … accumulated 12 games with 2+ touchdown passes, tied for the fifth most in program history … carded six games with 3+ TD tosses … logged two games with 4+ TD passes to match the third most by a Blue Devil … one of only seven Duke quarterbacks to have two seasons with 10+ touchdown passes … tied for eighth in program history with two seasons throwing for 1,000+ yards and tied for fifth with two seasons reaching the 2,000-yard plateau … turned in a career 1.58 touchdown-to-interception ratio, the second best mark in program history … completion-to-interception ratio (22.50) and pass attempt-to-interception ratio (38.46) are the best by a Duke quarterback … posted three of Duke’s top 10 all-time best single-game pass completion percentage standards set in 2013 against Wake Forest (.828 [24-29]; 3rd), Navy (.816 [31-38]; 7th) and N.C. Central (.800 [16-20]; t9th) ... finished fourth in program history for rushing TDs by a QB … compiled 6,589 total offensive yards (143.2 yards per game), the sixth-highest total in program history ... finished sixth in Duke history with 54 touchdowns accounted for (38 passing/16 rushing) … guided the Blue Devils to a 12-3 ledger in ACC regular season play with league victories over Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia (three), Virginia Tech and Wake Forest (two) ... the 12 league victories tied for the winningest ACC two-year span in program history … helped Duke finish with at least five ACC wins in consecutive years for the first time since 1960-63 … became the first QB in Duke history to guide the Blue Devils to victories in each of his first 10 starting assignments ... played 1,996 career snaps ... set Duke bowl game records for pass completions (29), pass attempts (45), passing yardage (427), total offensive yards (454) and TD responsibility (four) while sharing the school bowl standard for passing TDs (three) — all set vs. Texas A&M in 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl ... threw for a career-high 427 yards against Texas A&M in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl ... threw for a career-high four touchdowns against Virginia in 2012 and Elon in 2014 ... career-long pass of 75 yards went to Jamison Crowder against N.C. State in 2013 ... rushed for 20+ yards in 18 career games, including a career-high 57 against Wake Forest in 2013 ... accounted for 3+ touchdowns in seven career games, including a career-high four versus Virginia in 2012 (4 pass), Texas A&M in 2013 (3 pass & 1 rush), Elon in 2014 (4 pass) and Pittsburgh in 2014 (3 pass & 1 rush) ... one of nine quarterbacks in Duke history to throw for 400 or more yards in a game ... two-year (2013-14) counselor at the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, La. … represented Duke in the East-West Shrine Game on January 17, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. … participated in the NFL Combine February 17-23, 2015, in Indianapolis, Ind.
2014: Team captain ... started all 13 games ... guided Duke to a 9-4 record, marking the first time Duke had consecutive years with nine or more victories ... tied own 2013 mark for wins in a season by a QB with nine … winning percentage of .692 is eighth highest in Duke history … completed 255-of-453 (.563) passes for 2,700 yards with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions ... finished with a pass efficiency rating of 116.67 ... rushed 94 times for 375 yards (3.99) and five TDs ... totals ranked fourth in single-season Duke history in attempts, seventh in touchdowns, eighth in completions and 10th in yards … became the fifth quarterback in Duke history to throw at least one touchdown pass in 10 or more games during the season … tied for second in Blue Devil history with six games throwing two or more TDs … set the Duke season record with 13 games throwing for 100 or more yards … turned in a 2.38 touchdown-to-interception ratio, the third-best mark in program history … had a 31.88 completion-to-interception ratio, which marked the third best single-season mark by a Blue Devil quarterback … year’s 56.63 pass attempt-to-interception ratio is the second best in Duke history … turned in 125 throws without an interception to start the season, the second-longest stretch to begin a year in program history, one toss behind Ben Bennett’s 126 in 1983 … added a stretch of 127 throws without an interception later in the year … stretches place him sixth and seventh on Duke’s passing attempts without an INT chart … joined with Thomas Sirk (8) and Shaun Wilson (5) to form the fourth trio in Duke history to all have at least five rushing touchdowns, joining Ace Parker (6), Harwood Smith (6) and Eric Tipton (6) in 1936; Robert O’Mara (7), Eric Tipton (7) and Elmore Hackney (6) in 1937; and Winston Siegfried (14), Steve Lach (8) and Tom Davis (7) in 1941 … five rushing scores are tied for the ninth most in a year by a quarterback in Duke history … accounted for 24 total touchdowns (19 passing & five rushing), tied for the fourth most in a season in program history … finished the year with 3,075 yards of total offense (2,700 passing/375 rushing), the fourth most in a year in program history … accounted for 547 total plays (453 passing/94 rushing), the most by a Blue Devil … in the ACC, ranked fourth in passing yards per game (207.7) and total offense per game (236.5) and ninth in passing efficiency ... nationally, ranked 15th in passing attempts, 22nd in total plays, 33rd in completions, 49th in passing yards, 50th in yards of total offense, 53rd in passing touchdowns and 62nd in passing yards per game (207.7) ... paired with Sirk (8) to become the second Duke QB tandem to rush for five or more touchdowns apiece in a single season, joining Boone (5) and Brandon Connette (14) in 2013 ... at Miami, set the Duke record for passing attempts in a quarter with 26 in the fourth period … also tied for seventh in program history with 33 second-half passes versus the Hurricanes ... suffered first career regular-season loss as a starting quarterback at Miami after winning first 14 starts … began the season tying career high with four touchdown passes against Elon … rushed for a personal-best two touchdowns at Troy, helping Duke to the road comeback win … season’s other three rushing touchdowns came against Tulane, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest … threw for 131 yards and a touchdown and added 49 rushing yards at No. 22 Georgia Tech to help Duke to the 31-25 upset, helping the Blue Devils record a road win against a ranked opponent in consecutive years for the first time since 1970-71 … matched personal best by accounting for four touchdowns (three pass/one rush) in the Blue Devils’ 51-48 double overtime victory at Pittsburgh … tallied a year-best 178.21 pass efficiency rating versus the Panthers … against No. 15 Arizona State in the Hyundai Sun Bowl, accounted for 222 yards of total offense (193 pass & 29 rush), tied for the fifth most in Duke bowl game history … versus the Sun Devils, turned in the fourth most completions (15), passing attempts (31) and passing yards (193) in Duke bowl history … two passing touchdowns in the Sun Bowl are tied for the third most by a Blue Devil in a bowl game … threw a season-long 54-yard pass to Issac Blakeney at Syracuse for a fourth-quarter touchdown … engineered a Duke offense that became the first in school history to average 180 or more rushing yards and 210 or more passing yards per game … conductor of Duke’s offense that ranked among the ACC leaders in fourth down conversions (16; 1st), fewest turnovers lost (15; t2nd), red zone offense (.875; 3rd), scoring offense (32.4; 4th), rushing offense (181.8; 5th), first downs per game (22.0; 5th) … helped the Blue Devils to top-50 national offensive rankings for sacks allowed per game (1.00; 8th), fewest turnovers lost (15; 16th), red zone offense (34th), scoring offense (32.4; 40th), rushing offense (181.8; 46th) and first downs (286; 46th) ... directed the offense to 421 points, the second-highest single season total in program history, behind only the 2013 squad’s 459 points … on the field for 929 snaps.