Duke Football BIO
31 Vincent Rey
2009: Returning starting linebacker ... scheduled to move to the middle after playing on the weak side a season ago ... preseason second team All-ACC selection by Lindy’s, Athlon Sports and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview ... charted as the No. 16 outside linebacker in the country by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview ... has ranked among the top five in the ACC in tackles per game in each of the past two years ... Duke’s top returning tackler from a season ago ... possesses good strength and quickness ... received the Blue Devil Heart Award following spring practice ... second among active players in the ACC in career tackles (232) ... only active player in the ACC to have recorded 100 or more tackles in each of the past two seasons ... Duke’s active leader in tackles, caused fumbles (3) and fumble recoveries (4) ... joins John Zuanich as the only two players in Duke history with two fumble returns for touchdowns.
2008: Played in all 12 games with 11 starts ... voted team captain ... ended the year with 109 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, four pass breakups, two quarterback pressures, one caused fumble and two fumble recoveries ... ranked fifth in the ACC and tied for 26th nationally with 9.1 tackles per game ... paired with teammate Michael Tauiliili to form the top tackling duo in the country (249 combined tackles) ... ranked tied for sixth in the league with two fumble recoveries ... named ACC Defensive Back of the Week on Sept. 15 after posting 12 tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack and a 37-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Navy ... also returned a fumble 36 yards for a touchdown against North Carolina to go with 10 tackles ... became the first Duke player to return two fumbles for touchdowns since John Zuanich in 1994 ... recorded five double-digit tackle games and had eight or more tackles in 10 of 12 contests ... had eight tackles, one sack and his first career interception against Miami ... tallied 11 tackles and a caused fumble at Virginia Tech ... also had 11 tackles, including 1.5 for loss at Clemson ... made 10 solo tackles and finished with 11 total stops against Virginia ... one of seven players to play over 800 snaps, registering the second highest total on the team with 880 ... recorded 70 or more plays in eight games with a season-high 89 at Clemson.
2007: Started all 12 games with one start at middle linebacker and 11 at the weakside slot ... led the team with 111 tackles and three caused fumbles .... finished the year with 8.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, four pass breakups, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick ... ranked fifth in the ACC and 47th in the NCAA in tackles per game (9.25) ... ranked tied for second in the ACC and tied for 22nd in the NCAA with three caused fumbles ... posted 10 or more tackles in seven contests ... tallied 17 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in the season-opener against Connecticut ... the 17 tackles were tied for the sixth-highest single-game total in the ACC ... recorded 15 tackles with one sack at Navy ... registered 12 tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack against Wake Forest ... had 11 tackles, two tackles for loss and four pass breakups at Northwestern to earn ACC Player of the Week honors ... posted 10 solo and 11 total stops at Miami ... tallied 11 tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss against Georgia Tech ... recorded 10 tackles and one forced fumble at Notre Dame ... also caused fumbles against Clemson and North Carolina ... recovered a fumble at Florida State ... blocked a field goal at Virginia ... posted a total of 783 snaps on the season to lead all Duke linebackers ... saw action on 712 defensive plays and 71 on special teams ... recorded 60 or more snaps in seven games with a season-high 98 at Navy ... selected as a game captain for the Wake Forest contest.
2006: Played in all 12 games ... registered 12 tackles ... had a season-high three tackles along with first career tackle for loss at Boston College ... on the field for 254 snaps including a season-best 39 at Georgia Tech.
Prior to Duke: Lettered one season at Mercersburg Academy under coach Dan Walker ... listed as the 77th-best linebacker in the nation by Scout.com ... all-region selection by PrepStar magazine ... logged 94 tackles, five sacks and one interception while helping Mercersburg to a 9-1 record and league championship ... played for Joe Capuana at Bayside High School.
Personal: Son of Lemuel and Caldine Rey ... born September 6, 1987.