Duke Football BIO
89 Braxton Deaver
2013: Third team All-ACC choice by both the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and the league’s head coaches ... named to both the ACC and national All-Bowl Teams by ESPN ... started all 14 games ... caught 46 passes for 600 yards (13.04) and four TDs ... equaled school single-season records for most games with 1+ receptions (14; tied with Jamison Crowder) and 2+ receptions (14; tied with Crowder) ... had a career-high seven catches for 65 yards at North Carolina as Duke clinched the ACC Coastal Division championship ... recorded a career-high 116 receiving yards on six catches against Texas A&M in the Chick-fil-A Bowl to post the eighth-highest single-game receiving yardage total by a TE in school history ... against the Aggies, had three receptions of 25+ yards while five of the six catches produced first downs ... yardage total marked the highest bowl game total nationally by a TE ... performance against Texas A&M set school bowl game record for receiving yards by a TE, bettering the previous standard of 109 yards by Bill Khayat against Wisconsin in the Hall of Fame Bowl, and ranks as the third-highest bowl game total in school history overall ... set school bowl game record for yards per reception (19.33; minimum 5 receptions) ... part of a Blue Devil offense that was one of three nationally (Duke, Alabama & South Carolina) to have a pair of 100-yard receivers (Deaver & Crowder ) in a bowl game and one of two offenses (Duke & Alabama) to have two 100-yard receivers and one 100-yard rusher (Josh Snead ) in a bowl game ... had a three-catch, 96-yard, 2-TD performance at Virginia that included the game-winning, 47-yard TD reception from QB Brandon Connette with 11:44 remaining in the fourth period as Duke rallied from a 22-0 deficit in the second quarter for a 35-22 victory ... second TD against the Cavaliers covered 24 yards from QB Anthony Boone at the 4:17 mark of the fourth period and gave Duke a 32-22 advantage ... other TDs came versus N.C. Central and Pittsburgh ... produced first downs on 58.7 percent (27-of-46) of reception total ... closed the season on a high note by averaging 5.67 receptions and 66.00 yards per game over the final three contests against North Carolina, Florida State and Texas A&M ... among TEs in the ACC, ranked second in pass receptions, second in receiving yards and second in receiving TDs ... versus Texas A&M, along with Crowder (163), became the 18th Duke tandem to each post 100+ receiving yards in a game, and the first duo in school history to accomplish the feat in a bowl game ... season reception total marked the sixth-highest by a TE in school history and the most by a Duke TE since Khayat’s 49 catches in 1994 ... TD reception total matched the fourth-highest single-season total by a TE in school history ... paired with Crowder (108) to establish school single-season record for pass receptions by a WR-TE duo with 154 ... coupled with Crowder (1,360) to set school single-season standard for receiving yardage by a WR-TE pair with 1,960 ... combined with Crowder and Jela Duncan (13) to form the third most prolific pass-catching WR-TE-RB trio in school history with 167 receptions ... with Crowder, became the 11th duo in Duke history to register 600+ receiving yards each ... on the field for 866 snaps.
2012: Did not see game action ... underwent surgery on January 9, 2012 to repair torn left anterior cruciate ligament ... underwent surgery on June 14, 2012 to repair left thumb fracture ... underwent surgery on July 10, 2012 to repair left patella fracture.
2011: Academic All-ACC selection ... recipient of the Sonny Falcone Iron Duke Award, a team honor presented annually to one offensive player, one defensive player and one player in the developmental program for their year-round commitment to strength training and conditioning ... played in all 12 games with one starting assignment ... started against Miami ... key contributor on special teams ... caught eight passes for 107 yards (13.38) ... logged two receptions against Stanford, Miami and Virginia ... posted a season-high 46 receiving yards at Virginia including a season-long 41-yard catch ... on the field for 436 total snaps.
2010: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered three seasons at Providence High School under coach Randy Long ... charted as the 121st-best wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com ... All-Mid Atlantic Region choice by SuperPrep ... helped team to three-year record of 23-18 with three state playoff appearances ... as a senior, earned first team all-state honors from both the Associated Press and NCPreps.com after catching 72 passes for 1,002 yards and 13 TDs ... received all-conference and all-county accolades in 2009 ... had 46 receptions for 752 yards and 10 TDs as a junior and 58 catches for 800 yards and 12 TDs as a sophomore ... finished career with 176 receptions for 2,554 yards and 35 TDs ... lettered as a midfielder on the lacrosse team, helping squad to two conference crowns as well as the 2009 state title.
PERSONAL: Son of Jay and Jayne Deaver ... father lettered four seasons (1985-86-87-88) as an offensive guard at Wake Forest, helping the Demon Deacons to a 22-21-1 record ... high school teammate of former Duke football letterman Brandon Braxton ... born May 8, 1992 ... majoring in sociology.