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#9 Josh Snead
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 190
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Smithfield, N.C.
High School: Smithfield-Selma
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Josh Snead Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 07/17/2014
2014: Returning starting running back ... true leader of Duke’s running back unit ... most explosive back on the roster ... in 37 career games (11 starts), has rushed 251 times for 1,368 yards (5.45) and five TDs, caught 16 passes for 75 yards (4.69) and two TDs, returned 22 kickoffs for 483 yards (21.96) and returned one punt for 15 yards (15.00) ... owns four career 100-yard rushing games against Cincinnati (17-107; 2012; Belk Bowl), Troy (11-108; 2013), Miami (9-138; 2013) and Texas A&M (17-104; 2013; Chick-fil-A Bowl) ... only RB in Duke history with multiple 100-yard bowl games ... joins Storm Woods of Oregon State as the only two active players nationally with multiple 100-yard bowl games ... enters the season as one of five active RBs in the ACC with 1,000+ rushing yards ... begins final campaign as one of 11 active RBs nationally with 250+ career rushing attempts coupled with a 5.40+ career yards per attempt average, joining Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska, Jay Ajayi of Boise State, Mike Davis of South Carolina, Kenneth Dixon of Louisiana Tech, Larry Dixon of Army, Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin, Todd Gurley of Georgia, Duke Johnson of Miami, Raymond Maples of Army and T.J. Yeldon of Alabama ... has compiled 1,941 all-purpose yards including a career-high 183-yard performance versus Alabama in 2010 ... has lost two career fumbles in 289 total touches ... on the field for 889 career snaps ... on Duke’s career charts, ranks fourth in average yards per rushing attempt (5.45; minimum 200 attempts), tied for 13th in 100-yard rushing games and 22nd in rushing yards ... sits 631 rushing yards shy of becoming the sixth player in Duke history to reach the 2,000-yard plateau ... among active players in the ACC, ranks fifth in rushing attempts, eighth in all-purpose yards, ninth in total offensive yards (1,368) and ninth in rushing yards per game (36.97) ... in the program’s post-spring strength and conditioning evaluation, tied for the team’s best performance in the vertical jump (37’0” with Jeremy Cash) while matching the fourth-longest broad jump (10’2”) ... also led the RB group in the power clean (308 lbs.) ...  in the annual Spring Game, rushed six times for 44 yards.

2013: Played in all 14 games with 10 starting assignments ... started 10 of the final 11 weeks of the year ... rushed 107 times for 651 yards (6.08) and two TDs while catching six passes for 29 yards (4.83) and one TD ... led Duke in rushing yards while posting the 26th-highest single-season total in school history ... one of just three RBs in the ACC to have 100+ rushing attempts while averaging 6.00+ yards per carry, joining Miami’s Duke Johnson (6.35) and Boston College’s Andre Williams (6.13) ... yards per attempt average marked the sixth-highest single-season total in school history (minimum 75 attempts) and Duke’s best since Greg Boone averaged 6.28 yards per carry in 1981, with the other four better averages occurring between 1935-43 by Ace Parker (7.43 in 1935), Buddy Luper (6.84 in 1943), Jasper Davis (6.57 in 1940) and George McAfee (6.21 in 1939) ... topped the 100-yard plateau three times against Troy (11-108), Miami (9-138) and Texas A&M (17-104) ... the three 100-yard rushing games marked the most in a single season by a Blue Devil since 2004 when Cedric Dargan posted three 100-yard days ... performance in the win over No. 24 Miami included a 15.33 yards per carry average and season-long 56-yard jaunt and came against a Hurricane defense that entered the week allowing 154.1 rushing yards per game and just 3.85 yards per attempt ... rushing yardage versus Texas A&M in the 46th annual Chick-fil-A Bowl marked the fourth-highest single-bowl game total in school history ... also against the Aggies, scored two TDs on a 25-yard rush and 11-yard reception from QB Anthony Boone and blocked a Texas A&M punt ... part of a Blue Devil offense that was one of two nationally (Duke & Alabama) to have two 100-yard receivers (Jamison Crowder [163] & Braxton Deaver [116]) and one 100-yard rusher (Snead) in a bowl game ... other TD came in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship game against Florida State ... coupled with Jela Duncan (562) to form the 12th duo in school history to post 500+ rushing yards each in a single season ... on the field for 411 total snaps.

2012: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in all 13 games with one start ... lone starting assignment came against Clemson ... rushed 99 times for 496 yards (5.01) and two TDs while catching 10 passes for 46 yards (4.60) and one TD ... was second on the team in rushing yardage and tied for sixth in scoring ... gained a season-high 107 yards on 17 attempts in the Belk Bowl against Cincinnati ... performance against the Bearcats marked the fourth 100-yard bowl game effort in Duke history and ranks as the third-highest single-bowl game outing behind only Steve Lach’s 124 yards against Oregon State in the Rose Bowl on January 1, 1942 and Georgia Clark’s 123 yards versus Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on January 1, 1945 ... the 6.29 yards per attempt marked the fourth-highest single-bowl game total in school history ... had 15 carries for 99 yards in the win over North Carolina ... rushing TDs came against FIU and N.C. Central ... caught a season-high three passes versus Clemson ... scoring reception covered 18 yards against N.C. Central ... in the 54-17 win over the Eagles, became the first Duke player to score via rushing attempt and pass reception in the same game since Scottie Montgomery accomplished the feat versus Wake Forest in 1999 ... joined with fellow Duke RBs Jela Duncan and Juwan Thompson to combine for 1,403 yards on 283 rushing attempts ... on the field for 332 total snaps.

2011: Did not see game action while recovering from foot injury suffered in August, 2011.

2010: Played in 10 games ... missed the Navy and Virginia contests due to injury ... rushed 45 times for 221 yards and one TD ... led Duke in rushing yards per attempt (4.91) ... returned 22 kickoffs for 483 yards ... led Duke and ranked seventh in the ACC in kickoff return average (22.0) ... rushed for a season-high 83 yards on 14 attempts against Alabama ... also against the Crimson Tide, returned four kickoffs for 103 yards ... the 83 rushing yards rank as the 21st-highest single-game total by a Blue Devil freshman while the 186 all-purpose yardage total stands as the eighth-best single-game total by a Duke rookie ... first career TD came in the season-opener versus Elon ... recorded 704 all-purpose yards on the year, a total that ranks eighth on the school’s single-season chart for freshmen ... played 142 total snaps ... enrolled at Duke in January, 2010.

DUKE TRACK & FIELD: Member of Duke’s track and field program in the spring of 2014 ... in first collegiate meet on April 5, VertKlasse Meeting in High Point, N.C., combined with football teammates Issac Blakeney, DeVon Edwards and Ryan Smith to comprise Duke’s 4x100 relay team and posted a time of 41.32, then the second-fastest time in Duke history.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered two seasons (2006-07) at South Johnston High School under coach Joe Salas and two seasons at Smithfield-Selma High School (2008-09) under coach Anthony Barbour ... helped South Johnston to a two-year record of 17-6 with two state playoff berths ... helped Smithfield-Selma to a two-year ledger of 12-11 with a state playoff appearance in 2008 ... charted as the 95th-top running back in the country and the 22nd-best overall prospect in North Carolina by Scout.com ... All-Mid Atlantic Region choice by SuperPrep ... as a senior, rushed for 1,932 yards and 27 TDs while returning three kickoffs for TDs ... earned all-conference and all-area honors in 2009 ... rushed for 965 yards and 15 TDs while recording 83 tackles and two interceptions during junior season ... two-time team MVP at Smithfield-Selma ... as a sophomore, rushed for 786 yards and 13 TDs while catching 10 passes for 329 yards and three TDs ... rushed nine times for 33 yards to help North Carolina to a 24-14 win over South Carolina in the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on December 19, 2009 in Spartanburg, S.C. ... also lettered in track and field ... set Smithfield-Selma High School records in the 100-meter (10.33) and 200-meter (21.6) dashes ... at the state championship meet in 2009, placed fifth in the 100-meters and sixth in the 200-meters.

PERSONAL: Son of Rachel and Terrance Snead ... born June 19, 1991 ... graduated from Duke in December, 2013 with a degree in psychology ... currently pursuing a graduate degree in liberal studies.

SINGLE-GAME CAREER HIGHS
Category: Career-high, Opponent, Year
Rush attempts: 17, two times; last vs. Texas A&M, 2013
Rushing yards: 138 vs. Miami, 2013
Rushing TDs: 1, five times; last vs. Texas A&M, 2013
Pass receptions: 3, two times; last vs. Texas A&M, 2013
Receiving yards: 24 vs. N.C. Central, 2012
Receiving TDs: 1, two times; last vs. Texas A&M, 2013
Kickoff returns: 5 vs. Georgia Tech, 2010
Kickoff return yards: 108 vs. North Carolina, 2010
All-purpose yards: 186 (83 RUSH, 0 REC, 103 KOR, 0 PR) vs. Alabama, 2010
Longest rush: 56 yards vs. Miami, 2013
Longest reception: 18 yards (TD) from Sean Renfree vs. N.C. Central, 2012

Josh Snead's Career Rushing Stats
Year G/GS Rush Yards Avg. TD Lg
2010  10/0  45  221  4.91  1  27
2011 0/0 0 0 0 0
2012  13/1  99  496  5.01  2  22
2013  14/10  107  651  6.08  2  56
Total  37/11  251  1,368  5.45  5  56

Josh Snead's Career Receiving Stats
Year G/GS Rec Yards Avg. TD Lg
2010  10/0  0  0  —  0  0
2011 0/0 0 0 0 0
2012  13/1  10  46  4.60  1  18
2013  14/10  6  29  4.83  1  11
Total  37/11  16  75  4.69  2  18

Josh Snead's Career Kickoff Return Stats
Year G/GS KOR Yards Avg. TD Lg
2010  10/0  22  483  21.96  0  36
2011  0/0  0  0  —  0  0
2012  13/1  0  0  —  0  0
2013  14/10  0  0  —  0  0
Total  37/11  22  483  21.96  0  36

Josh Snead's Career Punt Return Stats
Year G/GS PR Yards Avg. TD Lg
2010  10/0  0  0  —  0  0
2011  0/0  0  0  —  0  0
2012  13/1  0  0  —  0  0
2013  14/10  1  15  15.00  0  15
Total  37/11  1  15  15.00  0  15

2010 Game Log
Opponent Rush Yds Lg TD Rec Yds Lg TD
Elon 7 29 8 1 0 0 0 0
Wake Forest 5 14 5 0 0 0 0 0
Alabama 14 83 27 0 0 0 0 0
Army 5 32 13 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 4 32 24 0 0 0 0 0
Miami 7 28 12 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia Tech 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Navy   — DNP —            
Virginia   — DNP —            
Boston College 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Georgia Tech 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
North Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2012 Game Log
Opponent Rush Yds Lg TD Rec Yds Lg TD
FIU  7  47  19  1  0  0  0  0
Stanford  4  5  2  0  2  2  3  0
N.C. Central  6  21  10  1  2  24  18  1
Memphis  7  14  6  0  0  0  0 0
Wake Forest  6  32  10  0  0  0  0  0
Virginia  7  37  14  0  0  0  0  0
Virginia Tech  5  10  7  0  0  0  0  0
North Carolina  15  99  19  0  0  0  0  0
Florida State  7  26  11  0  1  -3  0  0
Clemson  3  27  13  0  3  12  6  0
Georgia Tech  2  19  15  0  0  0  0  0
Miami  13  52  12  0  1  6  6  0
Cincinnati  17  107  22  0  1  5  5  0

2013 Game Log
Opponent Rush Yds Lg TD Rec Yds Lg TD
N.C. Central  8  53  31  0  0  0  0  0
Memphis  6  25  9  0  1  2  2  0
Georgia Tech  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Pitt  14  59  10  0  1  5  5  0
Troy  11  108  53  0  0  0  0  0
Navy  7  35  15  0  1  1  1  0
Virginia  7  53  30  0  0  0  0  0
Virginia Tech  4  5  2  0  0  0  0  0
NC State  2  4  4  0  0  0  0  0
Miami  9  138  56  0  0  0  0  0
Wake Forest  5  2  1  0  0  0  0  0
North Carolina  10  48  14  0  0  0  0  0
Florida State  7  17  5  1  0  0  0  0
Texas A&M  17  104  25  1  3  21  11  1
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