Duke Football BIO
40 Dwayne Norman
2015: Charted as a starting linebacker ... made transition from safety to linebacker during spring drills ... in 36 career games (12 starts), has 126 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 quarterback sacks, two fumble recoveries, two caused fumbles, three PBUs and two QB pressures ... has reached double figures in tackles twice including a career-high 13 stops at Florida State in 2012 ... has 5+ tackles in 12 games ... one of nine active Duke defensive players with 1,000+ career snaps of experience ... shares school single-game record for fumble recoveries with two versus Florida State in 2012 ... has played 1,364 career snaps ... in the program’s post-spring strength and conditioning evaluation, led the LB group in bench press (380 lbs.), squat lift (445 lbs.), power clean (319 lbs.), vertical jump (35’5”) and broad jump (10’2”).
2014: Played in all 13 games with one starting assignment ... earned start against Georgia Tech ... posted 23 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 quarterback sacks, two PBUs and two QB pressures ... carded 1+ tackle in 12 games ... had 2+ tackles in seven weeks including a season-high three stops in contests against Elon, Kansas, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech ... logged single-game quarterback sacks versus Tulane, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech ... helped Duke rank among the NCAA leaders in fourth down conversion defense (11th; .290), third down conversion defense (15th; .344), passing efficiency defense (23rd; 115.20) and scoring defense (24th; 21.8) ... on the field for 372 snaps.
2013: Played in 10 games with six starting assignments ... missed the Troy, Virginia Tech, N.C. State and Miami games due to injury ... starts came versus N.C. Central, Memphis, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Navy and Virginia ... logged 43 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and one caused fumble ... had 4+ tackles in seven games including a season-high 12 stops including one for loss along with one caused fumble against Georgia Tech ... on the field for 387 snaps.
2012: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in all 13 games with five starts ... starting assignments came against N.C. Central, Virginia, Florida State, Clemson and Miami ... totaled 60 tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss, two fumble recoveries, one caused fumble and one PBU ... ranked second among rookies in the ACC in tackles ... tackle total matched the ninth-highest single-season performance among freshmen in school history ... had a season-high 13 tackles at Florida State, equaling the 15th-best single-game total for rookies in Duke history ... also against the Seminoles, matched school single-game record with two fumble recoveries ... posted nine tackles against Clemson and eight stops versus both Wake Forest and Virginia ... produced 3+ tackles in nine weeks ... averaged 6.38 tackles per game in ACC action ... on the field for 605 total snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at University Christian under coaches Heath Nivens and David Penland ... helped University Christian to an 8-4 record with a berth in the state playoffs in 2011 ... charted as the No. 50 safety in the nation by ESPN.com and the No. 55 safety in the country by Rivals.com ... recorded 84 tackles as a senior ... earned first team 2A all-state honors from the Associated Press following senior season ... 2011 All-First Coast pick by the Florida Times-Union ... named to the 2011 Super 24 team by the Florida Times-Union ... credited with 80 tackles and one interception as a junior ... two-time all-district choice ... also lettered in baseball.
PERSONAL: Son of Catharee Jelks and Wayne Norman ... uncle, Benjamin Norman, lettered two seasons (1967-68) in football at Indiana, helping the Hoosiers to a two-year record of 15-6 including the Big Ten Conference championship and Rose Bowl appearance in 1967 ... uncle, Oscar Norman, played football at Florida A&M from 1948-51 ... cousin, George McCloud, lettered four seasons (1986-87-88-89) in basketball at Florida State, earned Metro Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior and scored 1,594 career points before being selected in the first round (7th pick) of the 1989 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers ... cousin, William Jenkins, graduated from Duke in 2004 ... born September 23,1993 ... majoring in philosophy while pursuing a certificate in markets and management.