Duke Football BIO
9 Josh Snead
CAREER: Lettered four seasons (2010-12-13-14) … in 50 career games (14 starts), rushed 332 times for 1,769 yards (5.33) and seven touchdowns … added 28 receptions for 167 yards (5.96) and two TDs … returned 22 kickoffs for 483 yards (21.96) and one punt for 15 yards (15.00) ... finished career with five 100-yard rushing games, against Cincinnati (17-107; 2012; Belk Bowl), Troy (11-108; 2013), Miami (9-138; 2013), Texas A&M (17-104; 2013; Chick-fil-A Bowl) and Georgia Tech (14-102; 2014) ... the only RB in Duke history with multiple 100-yard bowl games ... compiled 2,434 all-purpose yards, including a career-high 183-yard performance versus Alabama in 2010 ... lost just three career fumbles in 398 total touches (132.7 touches per fumble lost) … on Duke’s career charts, finished fourth in average yards per rushing attempt (5.33; minimum 200 attempts), tied for 11th in 100-yard rushing games and 14th in rushing yards ... played 2,071 snaps … a three-time Academic All-ACC honoree.
2014: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in all 13 games and started three weeks against Georgia Tech, Virginia and Wake Forest … rushed 81 times for 401 yards (4.95) and a three touchdowns while catching 12 passes for 92 yards (7.67) ... finished third on the team in rushing yardage and attempts and tied for seventh in scoring (18 points) ... gained a season-high 102 yards on 14 attempts in Duke’s 31-25 upset at No. 22 Georgia Tech as the Blue Devils recorded a road win against a ranked opponent in consecutive years for the first time since 1970-71 … scored touchdowns against Tulane, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech … caught two passes versus Troy, Kansas, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest … on the field for 321 snaps.
2013: Played in all 14 games with 10 starting assignments ... started 10 of the final 11 weeks of the year ... rushed 107 times for 651 yards (6.08) and two TDs while catching six passes for 29 yards (4.83) and one score ... led Duke in rushing yards while posting the 26th-highest single-season total in school history ... one of just three running backs in the ACC to have 100 or more rushing attempts while averaging 6.00 or more yards per carry, joining Miami’s Duke Johnson (6.35) and Boston College’s Andre Williams (6.13) ... yards per attempt average marked the sixth-highest single-season total in school history (minimum 75 attempts) and Duke’s best since Greg Boone averaged 6.28 yards per carry in 1981, with the other four better averages occurring between 1935-43 by Ace Parker (7.43 in 1935), Buddy Luper (6.84 in 1943), Jasper Davis (6.57 in 1940) and George McAfee (6.21 in 1939) ... topped the 100-yard plateau three times, against Troy (11-108), Miami (9-138) and Texas A&M (17-104) ... the three 100-yard rushing games marked the most in a single season by a Blue Devil since 2004, when Cedric Dargan posted three 100-yard days ... performance in the win over No. 24 Miami included a 15.33 yards per carry average and season-long 56-yard jaunt and came against a Hurricane defense that entered the week allowing 154.1 rushing yards per game and just 3.85 yards per attempt ... rushing yardage versus Texas A&M in the 46th annual Chick-fil-A Bowl was then the fourth-highest single-bowl game total in school history ... also against the Aggies, scored two touchdowns, on a 25-yard rush and 11-yard reception from QB Anthony Boone, and blocked a Texas A&M punt ... part of a Blue Devil offense that was one of two nationally (Duke & Alabama) to have two 100-yard receivers (Jamison Crowder  & Braxton Deaver ) and one 100-yard rusher (Snead) in a bowl game ... other TD came in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship game against Florida State ... coupled with Jela Duncan (562) to form the 12th duo in school history to post 500 or more rushing yards each in a single season ... on the field for 411 total snaps.
2011: Did not see game action while recovering from foot injury suffered in August, 2011.
2010: Played in 10 games ... missed the Navy and Virginia contests due to injury ... rushed 45 times for 221 yards and one touchdown ... led Duke in rushing yards per attempt (4.91) ... returned 22 kickoffs for 483 yards ... led Duke and ranked seventh in the ACC in kickoff return average (22.0) ... rushed for a season-high 83 yards on 14 attempts against Alabama ... also against the Crimson Tide, returned four kickoffs for 103 yards ... the 83 rushing yards ranked as the 21st-highest single-game total by a Blue Devil freshman while the 186 all-purpose yardage total stood as the eighth-best single-game total by a Duke rookie ... first career touchdown came in the season-opener versus Elon ... recorded 704 all-purpose yards on the year, a total that ranked eighth on the school’s single-season chart for freshmen ... played 142 total snaps ... enrolled at Duke in January, 2010.
DUKE TRACK & FIELD: Member of Duke’s track and field program in the spring of 2014 ... in first collegiate meet on April 5, VertKlasse Meeting in High Point, N.C., combined with football teammates Issac Blakeney, DeVon Edwards and Ryan Smith to comprise Duke’s 4x100 relay team and posted a time of 41.32, then the second-fastest time in Duke history.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered two seasons (2006-07) at South Johnston High School under coach Joe Salas and two seasons at Smithfield-Selma High School (2008-09) under coach Anthony Barbour ... helped South Johnston to a two-year record of 17-6 with two state playoff berths ... guided Smithfield-Selma to a two-year ledger of 12-11 with a state playoff appearance in 2008 ... charted as the 95th-best running back in the country and the 22nd-best overall prospect in North Carolina by Scout.com ... All-Mid Atlantic Region choice by SuperPrep ... as a senior, rushed for 1,932 yards and 27 touchdowns while returning three kickoffs for scores ... earned all-conference and all-area honors in 2009 ... rushed for 965 yards and 15 TDs while recording 83 tackles and two interceptions during junior season ... two-time team MVP at Smithfield-Selma ... as a sophomore, rushed for 786 yards and 13 touchdowns while catching 10 passes for 329 yards and three scores ... rushed nine times for 33 yards to help North Carolina to a 24-14 win over South Carolina in the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on December 19, 2009, in Spartanburg, S.C. ... also lettered in track and field ... set Smithfield-Selma High School records in the 100-meter (10.33) and 200-meter (21.6) dashes ... at the state championship meet in 2009, placed fifth in the 100-meters and sixth in the 200-meters.PERSONAL: Son of Rachel and Terrance Snead ... born June 19, 1991 ... graduated from Duke in December, 2013 with a degree in psychology.
SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS
Category: Career-high, Opponent, Year
Rush attempts: 17, two times; last vs. Texas A&M, 2013
Rushing yards: 138 vs. Miami, 2013
Rushing TDs: 1, eight times; last vs. Virginia Tech, 2014
Pass receptions: 3, two times; last vs. Texas A&M, 2013
Receiving yards: 27 vs. Kansas, 2014
Receiving TDs: 1, two times; last vs. Texas A&M, 2013
Kickoff returns: 5 vs. Georgia Tech, 2010
Kickoff return yards: 108 vs. North Carolina, 2010
All-purpose yards: 186 (83 RUSH, 0 REC, 103 KOR, 0 PR) vs. Alabama, 2010
Longest rush: 56 yards vs. Miami, 2013
Longest reception: 19 yards from Anthony Boone vs. Kansas, 2014