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7 Anthony Boone

CAREER: Lettered four (2011-12-13-14) seasons … played in 46 career games with 25 starts … completed 540-of-923 (.585) passes for 5,789 yards with 38 touchdowns and 24 interceptions … posted a career passing efficiency rating of 119.6 … rushed 230 times for 800 yards (3.48) and 16 TDs … caught two passes for five yards (2.50) ... two-time team captain in 2013-14 … honorable mention All-ACC honoree and Duke MVP as a senior … helped Duke to 28 wins over four seasons including the 2013 ACC Coastal Division championship and three bowl game appearances (2012 Belk, 2013 Chick-fil-A & 2014 Hyundai Sun) … finished career as the winningest quarterback in Duke history with 19 career victories, surpassing Jerry Barger’s 17 wins (1951-54) … claimed the record-breaking 18th victory at Syracuse on November 8, 2014 … finished with the second-best winning percentage of any Duke QB at .760 (19-6 final record) … helped Duke post the winningest two-year stretch (2013-14) in program history with 19 victories and tied for the winningest three years (2012-13-14)with 25 triumphs … ended career ranked third in Duke history in completion percentage, sixth in passing efficiency, sixth in completions, sixth in attempts, seventh in passing yards, seventh in passing touchdowns and eighth in yards per pass attempt (6.27) ... concluded career with 22 consecutive games of 100+ passing yards, good for the fifth longest stretch in program history … accumulated 12 games with 2+ touchdown passes, tied for the fifth most in program history … carded six games with 3+ TD tosses … logged two games with 4+ TD passes to match the third most by a Blue Devil …  one of only seven Duke quarterbacks to have two seasons with 10+ touchdown passes … tied for eighth in program history with two seasons throwing for 1,000+ yards and tied for fifth with two seasons reaching the 2,000-yard plateau … turned in a career 1.58 touchdown-to-interception ratio, the second best mark in program history … completion-to-interception ratio (22.50) and pass attempt-to-interception ratio (38.46) are the best by a Duke quarterback … posted three of Duke’s top 10 all-time best single-game pass completion percentage standards set in 2013 against Wake Forest (.828 [24-29]; 3rd), Navy (.816 [31-38]; 7th) and N.C. Central (.800 [16-20]; t9th) ... finished fourth in program history for rushing TDs by a QB … compiled 6,589 total offensive yards (143.2 yards per game), the sixth-highest total in program history ... finished sixth in Duke history with 54 touchdowns accounted for (38 passing/16 rushing) … guided the Blue Devils to a 12-3 ledger in ACC regular season play with league victories over Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia (three), Virginia Tech and Wake Forest (two) ... the 12 league victories tied for the winningest ACC two-year span in program history … helped Duke finish with at least five ACC wins in consecu­tive years for the first time since 1960-63 … became the first QB in Duke history to guide the Blue Devils to victories in each of his first 10 starting assignments ... played 1,996 career snaps ... set Duke bowl game records for pass completions (29), pass attempts (45), passing yardage (427), total offensive yards (454) and TD responsibility (four) while sharing the school bowl standard for passing TDs (three) — all set vs. Texas A&M in 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl ... threw for a career-high 427 yards against Texas A&M in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl ... threw for a career-high four touchdowns against Virginia in 2012 and Elon in 2014 ... career-long pass of 75 yards went to Jamison Crowder against N.C. State in 2013 ... rushed for 20+ yards in 18 career games, including a career-high 57 against Wake Forest in 2013 ... accounted for 3+ touchdowns in seven career games, including a career-high four versus Virginia in 2012 (4 pass), Texas A&M in 2013 (3 pass & 1 rush), Elon in 2014 (4 pass) and Pittsburgh in 2014 (3 pass & 1 rush) ... one of nine quarterbacks in Duke history to throw for 400 or more yards in a game ... two-year (2013-14) counselor at the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, La. … represented Duke in the East-West Shrine Game on January 17, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. … participated in the NFL Combine February 17-23, 2015, in Indianapolis, Ind.

2014: Team captain ... started all 13 games ... guided Duke to a 9-4 record, marking the first time Duke had consecutive years with nine or more victories ... tied own 2013 mark for wins in a season by a QB with nine … winning percentage of .692 is eighth highest in Duke history … completed 255-of-453 (.563) passes for 2,700 yards with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions ... finished with a pass efficiency rating of 116.67 ... rushed 94 times for 375 yards (3.99) and five TDs ... totals ranked fourth in single-season Duke history in attempts, seventh in touchdowns, eighth in completions and 10th in yards … became the fifth quarterback in Duke history to throw at least one touchdown pass in 10 or more games during the season … tied for second in Blue Devil history with six games throwing two or more TDs … set the Duke season record with 13 games throwing for 100 or more yards … turned in a 2.38 touchdown-to-interception ratio, the third-best mark in program history … had a 31.88 completion-to-interception ratio, which marked the third best single-season mark by a Blue Devil quarterback … year’s 56.63 pass attempt-to-interception ratio is the second best in Duke history … turned in 125 throws without an interception to start the season, the second-longest stretch to begin a year in program history, one toss behind Ben Bennett’s 126 in 1983 … added a stretch of 127 throws without an interception later in the year … stretches place him sixth and seventh on Duke’s passing attempts without an INT chart … joined with Thomas Sirk (8) and Shaun Wilson (5) to form the fourth trio in Duke history to all have at least five rushing touchdowns, joining Ace Parker (6), Harwood Smith (6) and Eric Tipton (6) in 1936; Robert O’Mara (7), Eric Tipton (7) and Elmore Hackney (6) in 1937; and Winston Siegfried (14), Steve Lach (8) and Tom Davis (7) in 1941 … five rushing scores are tied for the ninth most in a year by a quarterback in Duke history … accounted for 24 total touchdowns (19 passing & five rushing), tied for the fourth most in a season in program history … finished the year with 3,075 yards of total offense (2,700 passing/375 rushing), the fourth most in a year in program history … accounted for 547 total plays (453 passing/94 rushing), the most by a Blue Devil … in the ACC, ranked fourth in passing yards per game (207.7) and total offense per game (236.5) and ninth in passing efficiency ... nationally, ranked 15th in passing attempts, 22nd in total plays, 33rd in completions, 49th in passing yards, 50th in yards of total offense, 53rd in passing touchdowns and 62nd in passing yards per game (207.7) ... paired with Sirk (8) to become the second Duke QB tandem to rush for five or more touchdowns apiece in a single season, joining Boone (5) and Brandon Connette (14) in 2013 ... at Miami, set the Duke record for passing attempts in a quarter with 26 in the fourth period … also tied for seventh in program history with 33 second-half passes versus the Hurricanes ... suffered first career regular-season loss as a starting quarterback at Miami after winning first 14 starts … began the season tying career high with four touchdown passes against Elon … rushed for a personal-best two touchdowns at Troy, helping Duke to the road comeback win … season’s other three rushing touchdowns came against Tulane, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest … threw for 131 yards and a touchdown and added 49 rushing yards at No. 22 Georgia Tech to help Duke to the 31-25 upset, helping the Blue Devils record a road win against a ranked op­ponent in consecutive years for the first time since 1970-71 … matched personal best by accounting for four touchdowns (three pass/one rush) in the Blue Devils’ 51-48 double overtime victory at Pittsburgh … tallied a year-best 178.21 pass efficiency rating versus the Panthers … against No. 15 Arizona State in the Hyundai Sun Bowl, accounted for 222 yards of total offense (193 pass & 29 rush), tied for the fifth most in Duke bowl game history … versus the Sun Devils, turned in the fourth most completions (15), passing attempts (31) and passing yards (193) in Duke bowl history … two passing touchdowns in the Sun Bowl are tied for the third most by a Blue Devil in a bowl game … threw a season-long 54-yard pass to Issac Blakeney at Syracuse for a fourth-quarter touchdown … engineered a Duke offense that became the first in school history to average 180 or more rushing yards and 210 or more passing yards per game … conductor of Duke’s offense that ranked among the ACC leaders in fourth down conversions (16; 1st), fewest turnovers lost (15; t2nd), red zone offense (.875; 3rd), scoring offense (32.4; 4th), rushing offense (181.8; 5th), first downs per game (22.0; 5th) … helped the Blue Devils to top-50 national offensive rankings for sacks allowed per game (1.00; 8th), fewest turnovers lost (15; 16th), red zone offense (34th), scoring offense (32.4; 40th), rushing offense (181.8; 46th) and first downs (286; 46th) ... directed the offense to 421 points, the second-highest single season total in program history, behind only the 2013 squad’s 459 points … on the field for 929 snaps.

2013: Team captain ... played in and started 11 games ... missed the Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh and Troy games after suffering a fractured collarbone in week two at Memphis ... guided Duke to a 9-2 record as the starting QB ... completed 206-of-322 (.640) passes for 2,260 yards with 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while rushing 66 times for 214 yards (3.24) and five scores ... carded a pass efficiency rating of 128.18 ... posted three of Duke’s top 10 all-time best single-game pass completion percentage standards against Wake Forest (.828 [24-29]; 3rd), Navy (.816 [31-38]; 7th) and N.C. Central (.800 [16-20]; t9th) ... in the ACC, ranked third in completions per game (18.73), third in pass completion percentage, sixth in passing yards per game (205.5), sixth in total offensive yards per game (224.9), eighth in points responsible per game (10.00) and eighth in pass efficiency ... nationally, ranked 30th in pass completion percentage, 40th in completions per game, 58th in passing yards per game, 60th in total offensive yards per game, 68th in passing yardage, 71st in pass efficiency rating, 74th in points responsible per game and 79th in passing TDs ... on Duke’s single-season charts, totals ranked third for pass completion percentage, tied for fourth for most games with three or more passing TDs (three), tied for sixth for most games with two or more passing TDs (five), seventh for pass efficiency rating, tied for ninth for rushing TDs by a QB, 10th for average yards per pass attempt (7.02) and 15th for passing yardage ... paired with Brandon Connette (14) to become the first Duke QB tandem to rush for five or more touchdowns apiece in a single season ... teamed with Connette to become the fourth Duke QB tandem to throw for 1,000 or more yards each in a season, joining the pairs of Dave Brown (1,479) & Billy Ray (2,035) in 1989, Brown (1,444) & Ray (1,247) in 1990 and Spence Fischer (1,505) and Steve Prince (1,090) in 1992 ... against Texas A&M in the 46th annual Chick-fil-A Bowl, established Duke bowl game records for pass completions (29), pass attempts (45), passing yardage (427), total offensive yards (454) and TD responsibility (four) while matching the school standard for passing TDs (three) ... with the performance against Texas A&M, became just the ninth QB in school history to throw for 400 or more yards in a game ... passing yardage total versus the Aggies fell one yard short of the Chick-fil-A Bowl record of 428 set by Chuck Hartlieb of Iowa in 1988 ... among all QBs nationally, bowl game totals ranked second for passing yardage (behind only Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater [447]), fourth for total offensive yards (behind Clemson’s Tajh Boyd [505], Bridgewater [471] and Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel [455]), tied for sixth in TD responsibility and seventh for average passing yards per completion (14.72) ... helped Duke establish the Chick-fil-A Bowl record for total offensive yards (661) while matching the bowl game standard for points in a half (38; 1st half), equaling the mark set by Ole Miss in 1971 (1st half) ... guided one of three offenses (Duke, Alabama and South Carolina) to have a pair of 100-yard receivers in a bowl game and one of two offenses (Duke and Alabama) to have two 100-yard receivers and one 100-yard rusher in a bowl game ... twice earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week following performances against Navy (31-38, 295 yards, 3 TDs) and North Carolina (23-34, 274 yards, 2 TDs) ... in the ACC Coastal Division championship-clinching victory over North Carolina, marched the Blue Devils 66 yards on 11 plays for Ross Martin’s game-winning 27-yard field goal with 4:41 remaining in the fourth period ... against Wake Forest, completed 14 consecutive passes to match the fifth-highest single-game total in school history ... season-long pass of 75 yards went to Jamison Crowder against N.C. State ... rushed for 20 or more yards in six weeks including a season-best 57 yards on seven attempts against Wake Forest ... rushing touchdowns came versus N.C. Central, Memphis, Virginia Tech, N.C. State and Texas A&M ... accounted for a season-high four total touchdowns (three pass/one rush) against Texas A&M ... helped engineer a Duke offense that was one of just four in the ACC to amass 25 or more rushing and 25 or more passing TDs and ranked fourth in the league in total offensive yards per game (426.14) and fifth in scoring (32.79) ... helped direct the Blue Devils to top-50 national offensive rankings for fourth down conversion percentage (.696; 8th), fewest fumbles lost (6; 12th), fewest penalties per game (4.57; 25th), fewest penalty yards per game (40.71; 32nd), first downs (298; 36th) and passing offense (50th) ... part of a Blue Devil offensive unit that established school single-season records for total first downs (298), offensive yards (5,966) and points (459) ... on the field for 705 snaps.

2012: Played in 12 games with one starting assignment as the second string QB behind three-year starter and eventual NFL Draft selection Sean Renfree ... did not see game action at Georgia Tech ... on the year, completed 49-of-95 (.516) pass attempts for 531 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing 26 times for 82 yards (3.15) and two scores ... came off the bench to replace the injured Renfree at Wake Forest and rushed for the game-winning TD on a four-yard scamper with 11:35 remaining in the fourth period ... became just the fifth QB in Duke history to score a game-winning, fourth quarter touchdown on the ground, joining Jerry Barger (1953 vs. Purdue), Sonny Jurgensen (1955 vs. Ohio State), Stanley Driskell (1979 vs. East Carolina) and Renfree (2011 vs. Boston College) ... in the 34-27 road victory against the Demon Deacons, completed eight-of-11 (.727) passes for 54 yards while rushing three times for 10 yards and one score ... one week later, received first career start in place of the injured Renfree and directed Duke to a 42-17 home victory over Virginia by completing 18-of-31 (.581) passes for 212 yards and four touchdowns while rushing seven times for 41 yards ... scoring throws versus the Cavaliers covered 54 (Jamison Crowder), 37 (Conner Vernon), 12 (Juwan Thompson) and 45 (Vernon) yards while the Blue Devils rushed for a then season-high 182 yards, allowed zero sacks and committed zero turnovers ... guided the Duke offense to 28 points following intermission to overcome a 17-14 halftime deficit as the Blue Devils controlled the clock for 17:40, including 10:12 in the final period ... matched the school record for most TD passes for a QB in a first career start, equaling the standard set by Dave Brown against Wake Forest in 1989 ... also against the Cavaliers, was on the throwing end of Vernon’s 233rd career pass reception, which broke former Clemson standout Aaron Kelly’s all-time ACC record for catches ... in week two at Stanford, was 13-of-21 (.619) through the air for 147 yards with one interception ... connected on five-of-nine (.555) tosses for 72 yards with one INT at Virginia Tech ... other passing TD covered six yards to Jack Wise against N.C. Central ... other rushing TD came against North Carolina ... helped the Blue Devils score a then school single-season record 410 points while ranking second in the ACC in sacks allowed per pass attempt (29.00) ... part of a Duke offensive unit that ranked among the ACC leaders in first downs per game (4th; 22.15), time of possession (4th; 31:07), passing yards per game (5th; 283.9) and points per game (5th; 31.5) ... on the field for 238 snaps.

2011: Played in 10 games, missing the FIU and Florida State contests ... completed 30-of-53 (.566) passes for 298 yards with one touchdown and one interception ... rushed 44 times for 129 yards and four TDs and caught one pass for 21 yards ... scored on a three-yard run in first collegiate game, against Richmond ... versus No. 6 Stanford, hit on seven-of-nine (.778) passes for 70 yards while rushing for one TD ... had two rushing scores against Wake Forest ... played a season-high 32 snaps at North Carolina, completing 12-of-20 (.600) throws for 111 yards with one touchdown and one pick ... also versus the Tar Heels, rushed for a season-best 41 yards on seven attempts and caught a 21-yard pass from Jamison Crowder ... played 124 snaps during the year.

2010: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered four seasons at Weddington High School under coaches Ed Susi (2006), Phil Williams (2007-08) and Justin Hardin (2009) ... helped team to state playoff appearances in 2006 and 2009 ... listed as the 37th-best quarterback in the nation by ESPN.com ... as a senior, passed for 1,530 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 780 yards and 11 TDs ... in junior campaign, threw for 1,400 yards with 12 scores and rushed for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns ... finished prep career with 9,010 yards of total offense, rushing for 3,642 yards and passing for 5,368 yards ... accounted for 81 total TDs (41 passing & 40 rushing) in high school career ... four-time all-conference and all-county selection ... also lettered in baseball, earning all-conference and all-county honors.

PERSONAL: Son of Anthony and Jenice Boone ... born October 29, 1991 ... graduated from Duke in December, 2014 with a degree in psychology.

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS
Category: Career-high, Opponent, Year
Pass completions: 31 vs. Navy, 2013
Pass attempts: 51 vs. Miami, 2014
Passing yards: 427 vs. Texas A&M, 2013
Passing TDs: 4, twice; last vs. Elon, 2014
Rush attempts: 14, twice; last vs. North Carolina, 2014
Rushing yards: 57 vs. Wake Forest, 2013
Rushing TDs: 2, twice; last vs. Troy, 2014
Total offensive yards: 454 (427 pass & 27 rush) vs. Texas A&M, 2013
Longest pass completion: 75 yards to Jamison Crowder vs. NC State, 2013
Longest rush: 39 yards vs. Troy, 2014
Longest pass reception: 21 yards from Jamison Crowder vs. North Carolina, 2011

Anthony Boone's Career Passing Stats
Year G/GS Comp Att Pct. Yards TD INT Lg
2011 10/0 30 53 .566 298 1 1 38
2012 12/1 49 95 .516 531 5 2 54
2013 11/11 206 322 .640 2,260 13 13 75
2014 13/13 255 453 .563 2,700 19 8 54
Total 46/25 540 923 .585 5,789 38 24 75

Anthony Boone's Career Rushing Stats
Year G/GS Rush Yards Avg. TD Lg
2011 10/0 44 129 2.93 4 12
2012 12/1 26 82 3.15 2 14
2013 11/11 66 214 3.24 5 23
2014 13/13 94 375 3.99 5 30
Total 46/25 230 800 3.48 16 30

2011 Game Log
Opponent C-A Pct. Yds TD-INT Lg Rush Yds Lg TD
Richmond 0-0 .000 0 0-0 0 2 6 3 1
Stanford 7-9 .778 70 0-0 20 2 5 3 1
Boston College 2-2 1.000 16 0-0 12 1 0 0 0
Tulane 3-5 .600 55 0-0 38 6 19 10 0
FIU   - DNP -              
Florida State   - DNP -              
Wake Forest 1-2 .500 11 0-0 11 11 19 6 2
Virginia Tech 2-5 .400 22 0-0 19 5 4 2 0
Miami 3-7 .429 13 0-0 8 8 32 12 0
Virginia 0-1 .000 0 0-0 0 2 3 2 0
Georgia Tech 0-2 .000 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0
North Carolina 12-20 .600 111 1-1 37 7 41 11 0

2012 Game Log
Opponent C-A Pct. Yds TD-INT Lg Rush Yds Lg TD
FIU  1-2  .500  3  0-0  3  2  7  8  0
Stanford  13-21  .619  147  0-1  51  4  7  13  0
N.C. Central  1-2  .500  6  1-0  6  1  1  1  0
Memphis  0-0  .000  0  0-0  0  1  4  4  0
Wake Forest  8-11  .727  54  0-0  18  3  10  4  1
Virginia  18-31  .581  212  4-0  54  7  41  14  0
Virginia Tech  5-9  .555  72  0-1  39  2  1  5  0
North Carolina  0-0  .000  0  0-0  0  1  2  2  1
Florida State  3-15  .200  37  0-0  20  4  15  7  0
Clemson  0-4  .000  0  0-0  0  1  -6  0  0
Georgia Tech   - DNP -              
Miami  0-0  .000  0  0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Cincinnati  0-0  .000  0  0-0  0  0  0  0  0

2013 Game Log
Opponent C-A Pct. Yds TD-INT Lg Rush Yds Lg TD
N.C. Central  16-20  .800  176  0-0  39  6  24  9  1
Memphis  11-16  .688  99  0-1  21  2  23  23  1
Georgia Tech    - DNP -              
Pitt    - DNP -              
Troy    - DNP -              
Navy  31-38  .816  295  3-0  27  6  -3  3  0
Virginia  21-39  .539  245  2-1  42  9  25  9  0
Virginia Tech  7-25  .280  107  0-4  40  11  44  12  1
NC State  13-21  .619  139  0-3  75  5  -2  4  1
Miami  11-15  .733  104  0-0  21  6  11  9  0
Wake Forest  24-29  .828  256  3-0  58  7  57  20  0
North Carolina  23-34  .677  274  2-0  32  6  13  6  0
Florida State  20-40  .500  138  0-2  17  3  -5  0  0
Texas A&M  29-45  .644  427  3-2  59  5  27  16  1

2014 Game Log
Opponent C-A Pct. Yds TD-INT Lg Rush Yds Lg TD
Elon 22-33 .667 247 4-0 46 0 0 0 0
Troy 27-41 .659 268 1-0 49 9 47 30 2
Kansas 19-32 .594 180 2-0 36 0 0 0 0
Tulane 15-27 .556 181 0-1 48 10  42  14  1
Miami 22-51 .431 179 0-2 29 4 10 5 0
Georgia Tech 16-26 .615 131 1-0 30 10 49 17 0
Virginia 22-37 .595 176 1-0 27 6 48 23 0
Pittsburgh 23-31 .742 266 3-0 45 7 47 16 1
Syracuse 15-33 .455 161 2-1 54 3 4 5 0
Virginia Tech 18-40 .450 181 0-2 21 14 34 17 0
North Carolina 22-40 .550 262 2-1 45 14 36 9 0
Wake Forest 19-31 .613 275 1-0 52 11 29 20 1
Arizona State 15-31 .484 193 2-1 43 6 29 14 0


Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 225
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Weddington, N.C.
High School: Weddington
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