Duke Football BIO
31 Breon Borders
2015: Returning starting cornerback ... member of Duke’s defensive backfield ranked No. 6 nationally by Lindy’s Sports ... in 27 career games (13 starts), has 65 tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss, 14 PBUs, seven INTs and one fumble recovery ... has recorded 2+ tackles in 16 career games including a personal-high seven stops against Georgia Tech in 2014 ... has twice registered two INTs versus Florida State in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game in 2013 and at Syracuse in 2014 ... six of seven career INTs have come against ACC opponents ... among active players in the ACC, enters the 2015 season ranking tied for second in INTs, fourth in total passes defended (21) and tied for fifth in PBUs ... total of seven INTs through first two seasons are the most by a Blue Devil since Wyatt Smith had nine INTs through sophomore campaign in 1988-89 ... joins fellow cornerback Bryon Fields and safeties Jeremy Cash, DeVon Edwards and Deondre Singleton as one of five returning starters in the defensive secondary and the quintet has combined for 742 tackles, 35.5 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks, 19 INTs, 59 PBUs and 13 caused fumbles along with 8,975 snaps of experience ... has played 1,601 career snaps ... holds Duke freshman record for INTs in a season (4 in 2013) ... shares Duke rookie record for INTs in a game (2 vs. Florida State, 2013).
2014: Started all 13 games ... totaled 39 tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss, three INTs, six PBUs and one fumble recovery ... in the ACC, ranked 11th in INTs per game (0.23) and tied for 18th in total passes defended per game (0.69) ... led Duke in INTs for the second consecutive season to join Wyatt Smith (1988-89), Alex Green (2001-02) and John Talley (2003-04) as the only players in Duke history to pace the team (outright or tie) in INTs as both a freshman and sophomore ... posted 2+ tackles in eight games including a season-high seven stops at Georgia Tech ... carded two INTs at Syracuse ... other pick came against Virginia Tech ... posted a season-high three PBUs versus Virginia ... lone fumble recovery came at Miami ... blocked a field goal attempt in the win over Kansas ... helped Duke rank among the NCAA leaders in fourth down conversion defense (11th; .290), third down conversion defense (15th; .344), passing efficiency defense (23rd; 115.20) and scoring defense (24th; 21.8) ... on the field for 1,058 snaps.
2013: Played in all 14 games ... one of five true freshmen to earn a varsity letter ... registered 26 tackles, eight PBUs and four INTs ... ranked tied for 10th in the ACC and tied for 82nd nationally in INTs per game (0.29) ... set Duke freshman record for INTs ... with 12 total passes defended, matched the second-highest single-season total for Blue Devil rookies, trailing only Wyatt Smith’s total of 16 in 1988 ... equaled school single-game record for INTs by a freshman with two against eventual Heisman Trophy recipient Jameis Winston of Florida State in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game ... other INTs came in wins over N.C. Central and Virginia ... posted a season-high four tackles against both Miami and Florida State ... had two PBUs versus both Virginia Tech and N.C. State ... on the field for 543 snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Statesville under coach Randall Gusler ... helped Statesville to a three-year record of 28-12 with three state playoff berths including a 13-2 ledger and state 3A semifinal appearance in 2012 ... as a senior, earned first team all-state (3A) honors from CarolinaPreps.com after posting 91 tackles, 14 pass breakups, seven interceptions, three caused fumbles and two fumble returns for TDs ... during junior campaign, registered 48 tackles, five interceptions and six pass breakups ... finished career with 15 interceptions and 25 pass breakups ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... led Statesville to the 2013 3A state championship basketball game, and had 26 points and nine rebounds in a 73-70 overtime loss to Oxford Webb in Raleigh ... county basketball player of the year selection in 2013 by the Statesville Record & Landmark ... at the 2012 track and field 3A state championship meet, placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles and fourth in the 4x200 relay ... state champion in the 300-meter hurdles in 2013 ... county track and field athlete of the year choice by the Statesville Record & Landmark in 2013 ... three-time all-conference and all-county selection in track and field.
PERSONAL: Son of Chaketa Borders and Kaseem Miller ... born July 22, 1995 ... majoring in cultural anthropology.