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Austin Davis
Player Profile:
Austin Davis 1423137
Position: Center
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 290
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Mansfield, Texas
High School: Mansfield

2017: Returning starting center ... preseason All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports (2nd team) and Phil Steele's College Football Preview (4th team) ... candidate for the Rimington Trophy, an honor presented annually to the top center in the nation by the Boomer Esiason Foundation ... candidate for the Rotary Lombardi Award, an honor presented annually to the nation's top lineman by the Rotary Club of Houston ... candidate for the Outland Trophy, an honor presented annually by the Football Writers Association of America to the nation's top interior lineman ... in 25 career games (12 starts), has played 996 total snaps ... joins OT Gabe Brandner and OG Zach Harmon as the three returning starters along the offensive front ... one of three Duke offensive linemen with 850+ career snaps of experience, joining Brandner (1,923) and Harmon (869).

2016: Started all 12 games ... earned the program's Dan “Tiger” Hill Award as the most outstanding offensive lineman ... part of a Blue Devil offensive line that helped Duke finish the season as one of four ACC schools to complete at least 62 percent of its pass attempts along with a 2:1 TD-to-INT ratio, joining Clemson, North Carolina and Virginia Tech ... helped the Blue Devils rank fourth in the ACC in third down percentage during league play ... member of Duke's offensive front that helped produce four 200-200 performances as the Blue Devils posted 200+ rushing and 200+ passing yards versus N.C. Central, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and North Carolina ... helped open holes for a rushing attack that rushed for 227 yards versus No. 15 North Carolina, 227 yards against No. 23 Virginia Tech and 254 yards at Georgia Tech, marking the first time during head coach David Cutcliffe's tenure that the Blue Devils carded three consecutive games of 200+ rushing yards against ACC opponents ... part of a Duke offensive unit that was the lone ACC squad to have zero turnovers in the red zone in league action ... contributed to the success of QB Daniel Jones, who finished second in the balloting for ACC Rookie of the Year honors after setting or matching 23 school records including most total offensive yards by a freshman (3,322) ... helped open holes for RBs Jela Duncan and Shaun Wilson, who combined to rush for 1,073 yards and 10 TDs ... aided the Duke rushing attack that was one of two in the ACC to have three players with 450+ yards and 4+ TDs on the year, joining Georgia Tech ... on the field for 869 snaps.

2015: Played in six games ... saw action against Tulane, N.C. Central, Boston College, Army West Point, North Carolina and Virginia ... on the field for 66 snaps.

2014: Played in seven games ... saw action versus Elon, Kansas, Tulane, Miami, Syracuse, North Carolina and Wake Forest ... on the field for 61 total snaps.

2013: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Mansfield High School under coach Jeff Hulme ... consensus top-25 center nationally ... listed as the No. 6 center by ESPN.com, No. 14 center by 247Sports.com, the No. 16 center by Rivals.com and the No. 23 center by Scout.com ... helped Mansfield to a three-year record of 26-10 with three state playoff appearances ... as a senior, served as team captain and was a finalist for the Touchdown Club of Fort Worth's offensive player of the year honor ... three-time first team all-district pick.

PERSONAL: Born February 25, 1995 ... graduated from Duke in December, 2016 with a degree in political science ... pursuing a master's degree in liberal studies ... son of Larry and Tracy Davis.

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