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Zach

Baker

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Center/Offensive Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 290
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Green Cove Springs, Fla.
High School: Clay

Bio

2017: Charted as the top reserve at center behind returning starter Austin Davis ... also has game experience at guard ... in nine career games (2 starts), has played 218 snaps.

2016: Played in nine games (2 starts) at offensive guard ... earned starting assignments against N.C. Central and Wake Forest ... part of a Blue Devil offensive line that helped Duke finish the season as one of four ACC schools to complete at least 62 percent of its pass attempts along with a 2:1 TD-to-INT ratio, joining Clemson, North Carolina and Virginia Tech ... helped the Blue Devils rank fourth in the ACC in third down percentage during league play ... member of Duke's offensive front that helped produce four 200-200 performances as the Blue Devils posted 200+ rushing and 200+ passing yards versus N.C. Central, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and North Carolina ... helped open holes for a rushing attack that rushed for 227 yards versus No. 15 North Carolina, 227 yards against No. 23 Virginia Tech and 254 yards at Georgia Tech, marking the first time during head coach David Cutcliffe's tenure that the Blue Devils carded three consecutive games of 200+ rushing yards against ACC opponents ... part of a Duke offensive unit that was the lone ACC squad to have zero turnovers in the red zone in league action ... contributed to the success of QB Daniel Jones, who finished second in the balloting for ACC Rookie of the Year honors after setting or matching 23 school records including most total offensive yards by a freshman (3,322) ... helped open holes for RBs Jela Duncan and Shaun Wilson, who combined to rush for 1,073 yards and 10 TDs ... aided the Duke rushing attack that was one of two in the ACC to have three players with 450+ yards and 4+ TDs on the year, joining Georgia Tech ... on the field for 218 total snaps.

2015: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman for Clay High School and head coach Joshua Hoekstra ... rated by Scout.com as the No. 19 center in the nation and by 247Sports.com as the No. 21 center in the country … starting center as a senior, helping Clay to a 10-2 overall record and a trip to the second round of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) 5A playoffs … earned all-county, all-district, all-region and second team Florida Class 5A All-State honors following final campaign … key piece of an offensive line that provided time and space for the Blue Devils to score 431 points, an average of 35.92 per contest … earned all-county and all-district honors as a junior, when team went 10-5 … squad advanced to the FHSAA 5A title game before falling to American Heritage … Blue Devils edged Lakewood, 40-38, in the FHSAA 5A semifinal contest to reach the title tilt … second round playoff game versus Bishop Kenny was one of the highlights of the postseason as Clay scored 30 points in the fourth quarter to win, 74-73 … also earned three letters in weightlifting.

PERSONAL: Born September 24, 1996 ... majoring in sociology while pursuing a certificate in markets and management ... son of Amanda Baker.

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