Duke Football BIO
73 Takoby Cofield
CAREER: Lettered four (2011-12-13-14) seasons … helped Duke to 28 wins over four seasons, the 2013 ACC Coastal Division championship and three bowl game appearances (2012 Belk, 2013 Chick-fil-A & 2014 Hyundai Sun) … played in 51 career games, starting the final 42 consecutive contests at left tackle … on the field for 3,274 career snaps … an All-ACC selection in 2014 … represented Duke in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on January 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif. … participated in the NFL Combine on February 17-23, 2015 in Indianapolis, Ind. … in May, 2012, joined nine teammates on a mission trip to Langano, Ethiopia for water well-digging project.
2014: Third team All-ACC selection by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association … started all 13 games … helped anchor Duke’s offensive line, which led the nation in fewest tackles for loss allowed per game (3.15) … key component of an offensive front that ranked first in the ACC in sacks allowed per passing attempt (36.23) and second in the league in sacks allowed per game (1.00) ... part of a Blue Devil offensive unit that became the first in school history to average 180+ rushing yards and 210+ passing yards per game … helped open holes for a Duke rushing attack which averaged 181.85 yards per contest, the program’s highest mark since 1977 ... member 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) and first downs per game (22.0; 5th) … helped the Blue Devils to top-50 national offensive rankings for sacks allowed per game (8th), fewest turnovers lost (16th), red zone offense (34th), scoring offense (40th), rushing offense (46th) and first downs (286; 46th) ... aided in the protection of QBs Anthony Boone and Thomas Sirk, who combined to complete 266-of-467 (.570) passes for 2,767 yards with 22 TDs against just eight interceptions ... opened holes for Duke’s ground attack that featured four backs with 375 or more yards and 24 rushing TDs while Boone (five), Sirk (eight) and Shaun Wilson (five) became just the fourth trio in Duke history to post five or more rushing TDs each in a season … helped open holes for Wilson to establish the school single-game record for rushing yards with 245 against Kansas and set the Duke single-season standard for average rushing yards per attempt at 7.67 ... on the field for 988 total snaps.