The Duke Football Summer Spotlight runs every Tuesday and Thursday on GoDuke.com and features interviews with members of the reigning ACC Coastal Division Champion Blue Devils.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Sophomore safety Deondre Singleton is the focus of this week's Duke Football Summer Spotlight. Singleton, who started nine games as a true freshman in 2013, will anchor Duke's secondary as the bandit safety in 2014.
Singleton amassed 63 tackles in 2013, including 3.0 tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles. He also grabbed his first career interception in a 48-30 win over No. 24 Miami on Nov. 16 and caused four pass breakups. The 63 tackles ranked sixth on the team and second among Duke freshmen.
Duke returns 44 letterwinners (20 offense; 21 defense; three special teams) and 17 starters (eight offense; six defense, three special teams) from a squad that went 10-4 overall and 6-2 in the ACC while reaching the Chick-fil-A Bowl a year ago.