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#19 Sean Renfree
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 225
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School: Notre Dame Prep
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Sean Renfree Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 08/14/2012
2012: Returning starting quarterback ... slated to start under center for the third consecutive season ... very experienced signal caller ... extremely knowledgeable of the Blue Devil offensive system ... post-season honors candidate ... professional prospect ... the most accurate passer in Duke history, holding the school career record for pass completion percentage (.634)  ... aiming to become the first QB in school history to post three consecutive seasons with 2,500+ passing yards ... in 29 career games (23 starts), has completed 601-of-948 (.634) passes for 6,352 yards with 32 TDs and 30 INTs while rushing 115 times for minus-117 yards and eight TDs ... owns a career pass efficiency rating of 124.49 ... has played 1,579 career snaps ... has compiled 6,235 total offensive yards ... enters 2012 with streak of 24 consecutive games with 10+ pass completions — four games shy of the school record held by Thaddeus Lewis (28) ... owns eight career 300-yard passing games including a career-best 368-yard performance at Boston College in 2011 ... responsible for 40 career TDs (32 passing & 8 rushing) ... has posted a .700+ pass completion percentage in eight career games including a career-high and single-game school record .933 (28-30) mark at Navy in 2010 ...  owns two of the top seven passing seasons in school history (3,131 yards in 2010 [3rd] & 2,891 yards in 2011 [7th]) ... has thrown for 150+ yards in 17 straight and 22 of the last 24 contests dating back to the start of the 2010 season ... enters the 2012 campaign with just one sub-.500 single-game completion percentage over the past 17 outings ... has led the ACC in completions per game in each of the past two seasons while ranking among the conference’s top three QBs in both passing yards and total offensive yards per game both years ... has three career games with two rushing TDs against Navy (2010), Virginia (2010) and Tulane (2011) ... ranks seventh on the ACC’s all-time chart for pass completion percentage (minimum 500 attempts), trailing only Virginia’s Matt Schaub (.670), Wake Forest’s Riley Skinner (.669), Maryland’s Scott Milanovich (.662), Florida State’s EJ Manuel (.661), Clemson’s Cullen Harper (.637) and N.C. State’s Philip Rivers (.635) ... ranks tied for 10th on the ACC’s career chart for 300-yard passing games and sits five games shy of second place on the list (Chris Weinke, Florida State [13]) and 10 games short of the all-time leader, N.C. State’s Philip Rivers (18) ... ranks 30th on the ACC’s all-time passing yardage chart, just behind Danny Kanell of Florida State (6,372) ... sits just 287 total offensive yards shy of cracking the ACC’s all-time top 30 list (No. 30 — Charlie Ward, Florida State [6,522]) ... stands 3,648 passing yards shy of becoming just the third player in ACC history (Philip Rivers, N.C. State [13,484] & Thaddeus Lewis, Duke [10,065]) and 76th player in NCAA history to throw for 10,000+ career yards ... is 100 pass completions away from 10th place on the ACC’s career list (No. 10 — Darian Durant, North Carolina [701]) ...  is 295 pass attempts away from 10th place on the ACC’s all-time chart (No. 10 — Jamie Barnette, N.C. State [1,243]) ... on Duke’s career charts, ranks second in pass efficiency rating, tied for second in most TD passes of 50+ yards, tied for second in most games with 4+ TD passes (2), tied for third in most games with 30+ pass completions (4), fourth in most games with 20+ pass completions (15), tied for fourth in most 300-yard passing games, tied for fourth in most seasons with 2,000+ passing yards (2), fifth in passing yards, fifth in pass completions, fifth in pass attempts, fifth in average yards per passing attempt (6.74), fifth in most games with 1+ TD pass (20), fifth in TD-to-INT ratio (1.07-1), tied for fifth in most seasons with 10+ TD passes (2), tied for fifth in most 100-yard passing games (26), sixth in total offensive yards, sixth in TD passes, sixth in most 200-yard passing games (18), tied for sixth for most TD passes by a combination (10 with WR Conner Vernon), seventh in total offensive plays (1,063), seventh in most rushing TDs by a QB (8), tied for seventh in most seasons with 1,000+ passing yards (2) and tied for ninth in most starts by a QB ... holds school single-game records for pass completions (41 vs. Boston College, 2011) and pass completion percentage (.933 [28-30] vs. Navy, 2010) ... shares Duke single-game record for consecutive pass completions (16 vs. Navy, 2010; tied with D. Bryant vs. N.C. State, 2000) ... among active ACC players, ranks first in total offensive yards, first in passing yards, first in career 300-yard passing games, tied for first in career 300-yard total offensive yardage games (6), first in career 200-yard passing games, second in career pass completion percentage, second in total TD responsibility and tied for second in TD passes ... one of four QBs in Duke history to post a 3,000-yard passing season, joining Ben Bennett (1982-83), Anthony Dilweg (1988) and Lewis (2009), and could join Bennett as the only players to accomplish the feat twice ... aiming to become the seventh QB in Duke history to lead the team in passing yardage in three consecutive seasons, joining Leo Hart (1968-69-70), Mike Dunn (1976-77-78), Bennett (1980-81-82-83), Steve Slayden (1984-85-86-87), Spence Fischer (1992-93-94-95), and Lewis (2006-07-08-09) ... could become just the fourth QB in school history to throw for double figure TD totals in three straight campaigns, joining Slayden (1985-86-87), Fischer (1993-94-95) and Lewis (2006-07-08-09) ... owns five of the top 50 single-game passing yardage totals in Duke history, trailing only Dilweg (8), Bennett (7), Fischer (7), Lewis (7) and Dave Brown (6) ... has produced a career-long 70-yard pass twice — to Conner Vernon against Wake Forest in 2010 and to Juwan Thompson versus North Carolina in 2011 with both resulting in TDs ... has 15 career TD passes of 20+ yards ... career-best rush from scrimmage covered 37 yards for a TD against Virginia in 2011 ... best single-game rushing yardage total was a 28-yard performance on nine attempts in Duke’s win over Navy in 2010 ... has engineered three fourth quarter, game-winning scoring drives against Virginia (2010), Boston College (2011) and FIU (2011) ... two-time Academic All-ACC selection (2010-11) and the only QB in the conference to be named to the league’s all-academic unit in each of the past two years ... nominated for the 2012 AFCA Good Works Team ... two-year counselor at the Manning Passing Academy (2011-12) ... one of three Duke players enrolled in graduate school, joining Lee Butler and Brian Moore.

2011: Academic All-ACC selection ... team co-captain ... started all 12 games ... completed 282-of-434 (.650) pass attempts for 2,891 yards with 14 TDs and 11 INTs ... logged a pass efficiency rating of 126.51 ... rushed 58 times for minus-58 yards and four TDs ... compiled 2,833 yards of total offense ... set Duke single-season record for pass completion percentage ... directed a Blue Devil passing attack that had four players catch 40+ passes for just the second time in school history and first time since 1982 ... topped the 300-yard barrier through the air four times including a career-best 368-yard effort at Boston College ... also against the Eagles, set a school single-game record for pass completions (41), matched the fifth-highest total for consecutive pass completions (14) in a game by a Duke player, posted the 10th-highest single-game pass completion percentage (.773) in school history and scored the game-winning TD with a one-yard plunge with 9:57 remaining in the fourth quarter ... rushing TD capped a 14-play, 70-yard drive that eclipsed 6:34 off the clock ... the 41 pass completions matched the fifth-highest single-game total in ACC history ... passes attempted total (53) versus Boston College matched the 11th-highest single-game total in Duke history while the 21 pass completions in the first half equaled the eighth-highest single-half total in school history ... the 368 passing yards rank as the 24th-highest single-game total in Duke history ... ACC Offensive Back of the Week choice after completing 28-of-43 passes for 335 yards and two TDs in road win over FIU ... with 43 pass attempts without an INT in the victory at FIU, posted the ninth-highest single-game total in Duke history ... registered a season-high seven plays of 20+ yards against FIU ... matched career-high of four TD passes against Georgia Tech ... in the ACC, ranked first in pass completions per game (23.50), second in passing yards per game (240.9), third in total offensive yards per game (236.1) and ninth in passing efficiency ... nationally, ranked 19th in completions per game, 26th in pass completion percentage and 29th in passing yards per game ... on Duke’s single-season charts, totals stand first in pass completion percentage, tied for first in most 100-yard passing games (12), tied for second in most 200-yard passing games (9), tied for second in most games with 20+ pass completions (8), fourth in pass completions, sixth in pass efficiency rating, seventh in passing yards, seventh in pass attempts, tied for seventh in most 300-yard passing games, eighth in total offensive yards, eighth in total offensive plays (492) and tied for 11th for most games with 1+ TD pass ... threw six TD passes to WR Conner Vernon to match the 10th-highest single-season total for a combination in school history ... posted a completion percentage of .650 or better in seven-of-12 games and dipped below the .500 mark just once ... matched career-long completion of 70 yards with scoring toss to RB Juwan Thompson at North Carolina ... threw for 150+ yards in all 12 weeks ... equaled career-best rushing TD total with a pair of scores versus Tulane ... on the field for 745 snaps.

2010: Academic All-ACC choice ... recipient of the Carman Falcone Award as Duke’s Most Valuable Player ... played in all 12 games with 11 starting assignments ... completed 285-of-464 (.614) pass attempts for 3,131 yards with 14 TDs and 17 INTs ... posted a pass efficiency rating of 120.73 ... rushed 51 times for minus-47 yards and four TDs ... finished with 3,084 yards of total offense, the third-highest single-season total in Duke history ... became just the fourth Duke QB to eclipse the 3,000-yard barrier through the air, joining Ben Bennett (1982-83), Anthony Dilweg (1988) and Thaddeus Lewis (2009) ... the passing yardage total marked the fifth-highest single-season total by a freshman or sophomore in ACC history, trailing only Clemson’s Charlie Whitehurst (3,561 yards in 2003), Maryland’s Scott Milanovich (3,409 yards in 1993), Miami’s Jacory Harris (3,352 yards in 2009) and Florida State’s Drew Weatherford (3,208 yards in 2005) ... one of seven sophomores nationally to throw for 3,000+ yards on the year ... topped the 300-yard plateau through the air in five games including a season-high 358 yards at Wake Forest ... also had a season-high four TD passes against the Demon Deacons to equal the third-highest single-game total in school history ... equaled the school single-game record with two TD throws of 50+ yards in the Wake Forest tilt ... established school single-game record for pass completion percentage by hitting on 28-of-30 (.933) throws for 314 yards and one TD at Navy ... also rushed nine times for a season-best 28 yards and two TDs in the win over the Midshipmen while matching school record for consecutive pass completions (16) ... posted the school’s eighth-best single-game pass completion percentage (.795) versus Elon ... also reached 300 yards against Elon (350), Maryland (351) and Georgia Tech (334) ... threw 49 passes without an INT against Boston College for the sixth-highest single-game total in school history ... posted the second-highest total of consecutive pass attempts without an INT in school history (173) ... had 35 pass completions against Boston College to match the fourth-highest single-game total in school history ... against Maryland, cracked school lists for pass attempts in a quarter (23; 4th; t1st), half (37; 2nd; 4th) and game (56; t5th) ... versus Army, matched the third-highest single-quarter passing yardage total in school history (194; 4th) ... in Duke’s 55-48 win over Virginia, engineered the game-winning 10-play, 91-yard drive that finished with RB Desmond Scott’s 35-yard TD run with 40 seconds remaining in the fourth period ... drive included a 32-yard completion to WR Donovan Varner on 4th-and-20 from the Duke 21 yard line ... in the ACC, ranked first in completions per game (23.75), tied for second in total offensive yards per game (257.0), third in passing yards per game (260.9), tied for sixth in touchdown passes and seventh in passing efficiency ... nationally, ranked 10th in completions per game, 21st in passing yards per game and tied for 33rd in passing efficiency ... on Duke’s single-season charts, totals ranked tied for first in most 100-yard passing games (12), tied for second in most 200-yard passing games (9), tied for second for most games with 30+ pass completions (3), third in most 300-yard passing games, third in passing yards, third in pass completions, third in pass attempts, tied for third in TD passes of 50+ yards (3), fifth in pass completion percentage, fifth in total offensive plays (515), tied for fifth for most games with 1+ TD passes (9), tied for fifth for most games with 20+ pass completions (7), 10th in pass efficiency rating, 10th in average yards per pass attempt (6.75) and tied for 11th for most TD passes ...  on the ACC’s single-season lists, totals ranked eighth in pass completions and ninth in pass attempts ... set school record by throwing at least one TD pass in each of his first five starts ... on the field for 742 snaps.

2009: Played in five games as the backup QB behind Thaddeus Lewis ... saw action against Army, Kansas, N.C. Central, North Carolina and Georgia Tech ... on the year, completed 34-of-50 (.680) passes for 330 yards with four TDs and two INTs ... in first collegiate action, came off the bench at Army to lead Duke to a 35-19 come-from-behind victory ... against the Black Knights, hit on seven-of-eight passes for 106 yards and two TDs ... first career pass attempt was a 17-yard TD strike to TE Brett Huffman ... threw for a season-high 115 yards along with one TD at Kansas ... after completing five-of-six passes for 44 yards against Georgia Tech, suffered season-ending knee injury ... underwent surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate ligament in right knee on November 21, 2009 ... on the field for 92 snaps.

2008: Did not see game action.

Prior to Duke: Four-year letterman at Notre Dame Prep under Scott Bemis ... selected to the 2008 PARADE All-America team ... charted as the No. 10 quarterback in the country by Scout.com ... rated as the No. 15 pro-style quarterback nationally and No. 9 overall prospect in the state of Arizona by Rivals.com ... selected to compete at the Elite 11 Quarterback Camp ... named Arizona’s Big School Class 5A and 4A Player of the Year and to the All-Arizona team as a senior by The Arizona Republic ... chosen as a 2007 PrepNation 101 All-American ... as a senior, led Notre Dame Prep to a 13-1 record and the 2007 Arizona 4AII state championship ... capped prep career by completing 23-of-33 passes for a state championship game record 411 yards and five TDs against Cottonwood Mingus ... as a senior, completed 197-of-357 passes for 3,353 yards and 41 TDs with just six INTs ... in junior campaign, threw for 2,483 yards and 25 TDs with five INTs ... passed for 1,533 yards and 10 TDs as a sophomore.

Personal: Son of Lisa and Kevin Renfree ... born April 28, 1990 ... graduated from Duke in December, 2011 with a degree in public policy studies ... pursuing a master’s degree in humanities.

Sean Renfree's Career Completion Stats
Year G/GS Comp Att Pct. Yards TD INT Lg
2009 5/0 34 50 .680 330 4 2 31
2010 12/11 285 464 .614 3,131 14 17 70
2011 12/12 282 434 .650 2,891 14 11 70
Total 29/23 601 948 .634 6,352 32 30 70

Sean Renfree's Career Rushing Stats
Year G/GS Rush Yards Avg. TD Lg
2009 5/0 6 -12 -2.00 0 9
2010 12/11 51 -47 -0.92 4 37
2011 12/12 58 -58 -1.00 4 8
Total 29/23 115 -117 -1.02 8 37

2009 Game Log
Opponent C-A Pct. Yds TD-INT Lg Rush Yds Lg TD
Richmond
— DNP —






Army 7-8 .875 106 2-0 31 0 0 0 0
Kansas 14-23 .609 115 1-0 18 4 8 9 0
N.C. Central 8-12 .667 65 1-1 22 0 0 0 0
Virginia Tech   — DNP —






N.C. State
— DNP —






Maryland
— DNP —






Virginia
— DNP —






North Carolina 0-1 .000 0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0
Georgia Tech 5-6 .833 44 0-0 0 2 -20 0 0
Miami
— DNP —






Wake Forest 
— DNP —







2010 Game Log
Opponent C-A Pct. Yds TD-INT Lg Rush Yds Lg TD
Elon 31-39 .795 350 2-0 47 2 -1 6 0
Wake Forest 28-44 .636 358 4-3 70 3 -5 1 0
Alabama 17-37 .459 144 1-1 19 1 -1 0 0
Army 17-30 .567 261 2-3 58 3 4 9 0
Maryland 28-56 .500 351 1-2 39 4 -26 0 0
Miami 18-38 .474 157 0-5 21 5 -25 2 0
Virginia Tech 12-32 .375 116 0-1 25 4 -5 7 0
Navy 28-30 .933 314 1-0 29 9 28 12 2
Virginia 17-29 .586 219 1-0 32 10 22 37 2
Boston College 35-49 .714 285 0-0 48 5 -10 7 0
Georgia Tech 30-41 .732 334 1-0 37 1 -10 0 0
North Carolina 24-39 .615 242 1-2 39 4 -18 5 0


2011 Game Log
Opponent C-A Pct. Yds TD-INT Lg Rush Yds Lg TD
Richmond 23-33 .697 201 0-0 21 3 -2 2 0
Stanford 19-27 .704 179 0-0 23 6 -33 8 0
Boston College
41-53 .774 368 2-1 53 7 8 6 1
Tulane 21-30 .700 278 1-1 44 3 -4 7 2
FIU 28-43 .651 335 2-0 54 3 5 3 0
Florida State
26-43 .605 226 1-1 26 7 -25 5 0
Wake Forest
28-45 .622 213 0-1 26 7 3 7 0
Virginia Tech
17-35 .486 204 0-3 39 8 0 7 0
Miami 19-25 .760 181 1-1 30 1 6 6 1
Virginia 21-38 .553 303 1-1 64 7 -13 4 0
Georgia Tech
26-42 .619 250 4-1 41 3 7 5 0
North Carolina 13-20 .650 153 2-1 70 3 -10 4 0

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