Duke Football BIO
23 Juwan Thompson
2012: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in 12 games with 12 starts ... missed the Clemson game due to injury ... rushed 75 times for 352 yards (4.69) and one TD while catching 24 passes for 128 yards (4.69) and two TDs ... gained a season-high 71 rushing yards with one TD on seven attempts versus Virginia while adding 12-yard TD reception ... in the triumph over the Cavaliers, the scoring catch came from QB Anthony Boone and gave the Blue Devils the lead for good with 11:46 left in the third period while the 34-yard TD run came with 2:48 remaining in the contest and pushed Duke’s advantage to 42-17 ... had 64 yards on the ground on 11 carries against North Carolina as Duke rushed for a season-best 234 yards in the 33-30 victory over the Tar Heels ... rushed for 25+ yards in seven weeks ... caught multiple passes in nine weeks ... on two receptions, had a season-best 35 receiving yards in the Belk Bowl against Cincinnati including a season-long 21-yard reception from Sean Renfree ... other TD catch came at Georgia Tech ... with Conner Vernon (85) and Issac Blakeney (32), matched the school’s fourth-most prolific WR-TE-RB performance with a combined 141 receptions ... with Vernon, formed the fifth-most prolific WR-RB duo in Duke history with 109 combined catches ... became the first Blue Devil running back to post consecutive seasons of 20+ pass receptions since Chris Douglas in 2000-01-02-03 ... joined with fellow Duke RBs Jela Duncan and Josh Snead to combine for 1,403 yards on 283 rushing attempts ... played 396 total snaps.
2011: Academic All-ACC selection ... received the program’s Bob Pascal Award as the Most Outstanding Offensive Back ... played in all 12 games with seven starting assignments ... started the first six weeks of the year as well as the season finale at North Carolina ... rushed 110 times for 457 yards and seven TDs ... averaged 4.16 yards per carry ... caught 22 passes for 182 yards and one TD ... led Duke in rushing yards while finishing second in scoring with 48 points ... one of just six RBs in the ACC to amass 450+ rushing yards, 5+ rushing TDs and 20+ pass receptions on the year ... among ACC RBs, ranked fourth in receiving yardage, tied for fifth in pass receptions and tied for seventh in rushing TDs ... rushed for 50+ yards in four games including a season-high 86 yards on 15 attempts against Richmond ... also topped 60 yards on the ground versus Tulane (69) and Wake Forest (62) ... had two-TD efforts against Tulane, FIU and Virginia ... in 31-27 win at FIU, scored game-winning TD with nine-yard run with 6:52 left in the fourth period ... with two TDs in back-to-back weeks versus Tulane and FIU, became the first Duke RB since 1995 to register multiple rushing scores in consecutive games ... rushing TD total marked Duke’s highest since Justin Boyle scored nine times on the ground in 2005 ... helped the Blue Devils rush for 19 TDs, matching the program’s highest output since 1995 ... led Duke in rushing first downs with 21 ... caught a career-high seven passes for 50 yards at Boston College ... hauled in a 70-yard TD pass from QB Sean Renfree at North Carolina ... had a season-best 104 all-purpose yards at Boston College ... paired with Desmond Scott (25) to match the 10th-highest single-season reception total (47) by two RBs in school history ... with Scott, gave Duke one of just two teams in the ACC to have two RBs with 20+ pass receptions each ... on the field for 408 snaps.
2010: Played in 11 games with one starting assignment ... missed the Alabama contest ... started the Miami game ... rushed 25 times for 87 yards while catching three passes for 41 yards ... returned 15 kickoffs for 327 yards and a 21.7 yards per return average ... totaled 454 all-purpose yards ... ranked eighth in the ACC in kickoff return average ... rushed eight times for a season-high 26 yards in the season-opener versus Elon ... on the field for 193 total snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered four seasons at Woodward Academy under coach Mark Miller ... listed as the 38th-top running back in the nation and the 42nd-best overall prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com ... tabbed as the 58th-best running back in the country by Scout.com ... named the 65th-top running back in the nation by ESPN.com ... All-Dixie Region choice by SuperPrep ... helped team to four-year record of 29-15 with state playoff appearances in 2008 and 2009 ... as a senior, rushed for 1,622 yards and 22 TDs en route to earning honorable mention all-state honors ... rushed for 1,210 yards and 16 TDs in junior season and 650 yards and five TDs as a sophomore ... three-time All-South Metro and all-region selection ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... captured region championships in both the 100-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay in 2009 ... part of region championship 4x100-meter relay team in 2010 ... helped Woodward Academy to two region track and field crowns.
PERSONAL: Son of Ramona Griggie and Justin Thompson ... born May 13, 1992 ... majoring in sociology while minoring in education.
SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS
Category: Career-high, Opponent, Year
Rush attempts: 15 vs. Richmond, 2011
Rushing yards: 86 vs. Richmond, 2011
Rushing TDs: 2, three times; last vs. Virginia, 2011
Pass receptions: 7 vs. Boston College, 2011
Pass receiving yards: 70 vs. North Carolina, 2011
Pass receiving TDs: 1 three times; last vs. Georgia Tech, 2012
Kickoff returns: 6 vs. Wake Forest, 2010
Kickoff return yards: 153 vs. Wake Forest, 2010
All-purpose yards: 154 (1 RUSH, 0 REC, 153 KOR, 0 PR) vs. Wake Forest, 2010
Longest rush: 34 yards vs. Virginia, 2012
Longest reception: 70 yards (TD) from Sean Renfree vs. North Carolina, 2011 (TD)