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Jela Duncan Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/01/2012
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Jela Duncan
B l 5-10 l 200
Charlotte, N.C. (Mallard Creek)

• Three-year letterman at Mallard Creek under coach Mike Palmieri
• Helped Mallard Creek to a three-year record of 36-4 with three I-Meck 4A conference championships and a pair of undefeated regular season campaigns in 2010 and 2011
• In 2011, led Mallard Creek to a 13-1 ledger including the league title and berth in the state 4-AA state semifinals
• National consensus top-40 running back with rankings of No. 23 (, No. 37 ( and No. 40 (
• Charted as the No. 3 running back and No. 12 overall prospect in North Carolina by
• As a senior, rushed 220 times for 2,307 yards and 30 touchdowns while catching 27 passes for 465 yards and five touchdowns
• Rushing yardage marked the fourth-highest single-season total in Mecklenburg County history while the touchdown total is the 12th-best
• First team all-state pick as a senior by and
• 2011 All-Observer Offensive Player of the Year selection by the Charlotte Observer
• Named the 2011 I-Meck 4A Conference Offensive Player of the Year
• Rushed for 217 yards in a 28-10 win over Butler on August 8, 2011
• Gained 192 yards on the ground with four touchdowns in a 55-0 win over Lake Norman on September 23, 2011
• Had five total touchdowns during a 63-0 victory over North Mecklenburg on October 7, 2011
• On October 28, 2011, totaled 185 yards and scored five touchdowns as Mallard Creek clinched its third straight conference championship with its 30th consecutive regular season win in a 51-14 win over Hough
• On November 11, 2011, rushed 15 times for 203 yards and scored six total touchdowns in a 51-9 playoff win over Ardrey Kell
• In a 42-10 playoff win over Myers Park on November 18, 2011, rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns
• As a junior, rushed for 1,375 yards with 17 total touchdowns despite missing three games due to injury
• In a 55-7 win over Lake Norman on October 1, 2010, rushed six times for 232 yards, averaging 38.7 yards per attempt
• Led Mallard Creek in receiving as a sophomore
• Three-time all-conference choice
• Rushed seven times for 112 yards including a 76-yard touchdown to help North Carolina to a 26-19 win over South Carolina in the 75th annual Shrine Bowl on December 17, 2011 in Spartanburg, S.C.
• Born August 22, 1993
• Son of Clarence Duncan and Yolanda Richards