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Austin

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Center
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 290
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Mansfield, Texas
High School: Mansfield

Bio

CAREER: Lettered four (2014-15-16-17) seasons … two-time Academic All-ACC pick in 2016 and 2017 … third team All-ACC in 2017 … served as team captain in 2017 … played in 38 games and started the last 25 at center … on the field for 1,987 career snaps … helped Duke to 28 wins over four seasons, three bowl game appearances (2014 Hyundai Sun, 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl and 2017 Quick Lane Bowl) and two bowl victories.

2017: Third team All-ACC selection and a member of the ESPN ACC All-Bowl Team … Academic All-ACC selection … repeated as the program’s Dan “Tiger” Hill Award recipient as the most outstanding offensive lineman … started all 13 games ... member of an offensive front that helped Duke close the year as one of six ACC teams to compile 2,200+ rushing yards and 2,700+ passing yards, joining Clemson, Louisville, N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest ... helped the Blue Devils rank tied for fourth in fewest sacks allowed per game and fifth in first downs per game in the ACC in league action ... member of Duke’s offensive line that assisted in producing three 200-200 outings as the Blue Devils posted 200+ rushing and 200+ passing yards versus N.C. Central, Northwestern and Northern Illinois ... helped open holes for a Duke rushing attack that featured three players with 500+ ground yards for the first time in school history (Shaun Wilson — 818, Brittain Brown — 701 & Daniel Jones — 518) as the trio combined for 2,037 yards and 20 rushing TDs ... the Duke trio was one of just two in the ACC to post 500+ rushing yards and 6+ rushing TDs each, joining Clemson ... in the Week 11 win over Georgia Tech, helped Duke rush for a season-high 319 yards against a Yellow Jacket defense that entered week allowing 124.9 yards per game to rank second in ACC and 23rd nationally ... in the 36-14 victory over Northern Illinois, provided protection and opened lanes for MVP Daniel Jones to complete 27-of-40 (.675) passes for 252 yards and two TDs and rush for a game-high 86 yards and one TD as Duke set or matched Quick Lane Bowl team records for total TDs (5), total first downs (27), rushing attempts (52), rushing TDs (3), total plays (92) & time of possession (38:21) ... played 991 snaps.

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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