Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2012: Returning starting safety ... serves as the quarterback of Duke’s defense ... owns natural play-making abilities ... will be counted on for leadership by the coaching staff ... has played in all 36 games since arrival in Durham ... in 36 career games (18 starts), has 153 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, six PBUs, four caused fumbles and two INTs ... on the gridiron for 1,583 career snaps ... ranks first among active Blue Devils in career tackles and caused fumbles ... has averaged 75 tackles per season over the past two years ... registered 115 total tackles in the past 16 games dating back to the 2010 season, good for a 7.2 stops per contest average ... one of four current Duke players to have appeared in all 36 games over the past three seasons, joining Jackson Anderson, Tony Foster and Austin Gamble ... has six career double figure tackle games including a career-high 15-stop outing at Virginia in 2011 ... has 15 career games with 5+ tackles ... enters the 2012 season having carded 5+ tackles in eight consecutive games and at least three tackles in 21 of the last 24 contests dating back to the beginning of the 2010 campaign.
2011: Started all 12 games ... finished second on the team in total tackles with 87 ... added 4.0 tackles for loss, five pass break-ups, three caused fumbles and one INT ... in the ACC, ranked tied for third in caused fumbles per game (0.25) and 14th in tackles per game (7.3) ... finished tied for 41st nationally in caused fumbles per contest ... reached double figures in tackles four times ... posted a career-high 15 tackles with two stops behind the line of scrimmage at Virginia ... also hit double digits versus FIU (13), Florida State (10) and Georgia Tech (12) ... posted two caused fumbles in Duke’s win at FIU to match the second-highest single-game total in school history ... lone INT of the year came against Richmond ... after carding 12 total tackles through the first four weeks of the year, averaged 9.4 stops per contest over the final eight games ... played 811 total snaps and topped the 60-play barrier in 10 of 12 weeks ... ranked second on the team in defensive snaps played (745), trailing only All-America safety Matt Daniels (768).
2010: Played in all 12 games with six starts ... starting assignments came against Maryland, Miami, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Boston College and North Carolina ... finished third on the team with 63 total tackles ... added 1.0 tackles for loss, one INT, one PBU and one caused fumble ... posted a season-high 12 tackles against Virginia with one tackle for loss and first career INT ... had 11 stops versus North Carolina and eight tackles against Army ... logged seven games with 5+ tackles ... on the field for 607 total plays including 538 defensive snaps.
2009: Played in all 12 contests primarily on special teams ... had three tackles on the year including two stops against N.C. Central ... on the gridiron for 165 plays including 32 defensive snaps.
Prior to Duke: Three-year letterman at Dorman under David Gutshall ... charted as the 26th-top safety in the nation and the 15th-best overall prospect in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... listed as one of the top 25 overall prospects in South Carolina by the Charlotte Observer ... as a senior, posted 84 tackles and four interceptions while rushing for 501 yards and 16 touchdowns as Dorman went 13-1, was ranked as high as No. 12 in the USA Today national rankings and advanced to the state 4A Division I semifinals ... named all-state in 2008 by the Associated Press ... Area Defensive Player of the Year pick by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal ... All-Mid Atlantic Region pick by SuperPrep ... earned defensive MVP honors of the annual Shrine Bowl after posting four tackles including two for loss and helping South Carolina hold North Carolina to 120 yards of offense in a 24-16 win ... in the Shrine Bowl, rushed four times for 63 yards including a nine-yard touchdown run and returned four punts for 55 yards.
Personal: Son of Donna and Walter Canty ... born October 28, 1990 ... high school teammate of fellow Duke player Taylor Sowell ... majoring in public policy studies with a minor in education.