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Julian

Santos

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#65

Offensive Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 310
Year: Senior
City/State: East Lake, Fla.
High School: East Lake

Bio

2019: Enters the fall as Duke’s starting left offensive guard ... following spring practice, shared Most Improved Offensive Player honors with WR Darrell Harding Jr. ... in 35 career games (20 starts), has played 1,422 snaps ... in 2016, became the first true freshman to see game action along the offensive front in the David Cutcliffe Era, and was joined by current teammate Rakavius Chambers one season later ... the most experienced offensive lineman on the team ... one of four Duke offensive linemen with 700+ snaps of experience, joining Chambers (1,259), Robert Kraeling (1,091) and Zach Baker (781).

2018: Played in all 13 games with seven starts at offensive guard ... earned starting assignments for the first seven games of the season ... member of an offensive front that helped Duke close the year as one of four ACC teams to compile 2,000+ rushing yards and 3,100+ passing yards, joining Clemson, Syracuse and Virginia Tech ... helped the Blue Devil offense produce 382 points, the fourth highest single-season total in program history … aided the offense in five games totaling 40+ points, matching the 1943 and 2014 squads for the most in a campaign in school history … helped pave the way for 51 touchdowns, an increase of nine from the 2017 campaign … member of Duke’s offensive line that assisted in producing three 200-200 outings as the Blue Devils posted 200+ rushing and 200+ passing yards versus N.C. Central, Pittsburgh and North Carolina ... provided pass protection for a Duke aerial attack that featured 31 touchdown passes, setting the program single-season record, and three players with 5+ receiving scores for the first time in school history (WR T.J. Rahming — 8, TE Davis Koppenhaver — 7 & WR Johnathan Lloyd — 5) … during Duke’s game at Pittsburgh, helped provide rushing lanes for Deon Jackson, who gained 162 yards on 10 carries (16.20) and became just the third player in ACC history to surpass 400 all-purpose yards in a game … helped Duke to its third consecutive victory over North Carolina with a 42-35 triumph as Daniel Jones registered the second 300-yard passing (361), 100-yard rushing (186) performance of his career … in the 56-27 victory over Temple, provided protection and opened lanes for Jones, the game’s Offensive MVP, to complete 30-of-41 (.732) passes for 423 yards and five TDs and rush for another score as Duke set or matched Independence Bowl team records for total TDs (8), points scored and passing yards (440) ... on the field for 518 snaps.

2017: Started all 13 games at left offensive guard ... member of an offensive front that helped Duke close the year as one of six ACC teams to compile 2,200+ rushing yards and 2,700+ passing yards, joining Clemson, Louisville, N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest ... helped the Blue Devils rank tied for fourth in fewest sacks allowed per game and fifth in first downs per game in the ACC in league action ... member of Duke’s offensive line that assisted in producing three 200-200 outings as the Blue Devils posted 200+ rushing and 200+ passing yards versus N.C. Central, Northwestern and Northern Illinois ... helped open holes for a Duke rushing attack that featured three players with 500+ ground yards for the first time in school history (Shaun Wilson — 818, Brittain Brown — 701 & Daniel Jones — 518) as the trio combined for 2,037 yards and 20 rushing TDs ... the Duke trio was one of just two in the ACC to post 500+ rushing yards and 6+ rushing TDs each, joining Clemson ... in the Week 11 win over Georgia Tech, helped Duke rush for a season-high 319 yards against a Yellow Jacket defense that entered week allowing 124.9 yards per game to rank second in ACC and 23rd nationally ... in the 36-14 victory over Northern Illinois, provided protection and opened lanes for MVP Daniel Jones to complete 27-of-40 (.675) passes for 252 yards and two TDs and rush for a game-high 86 yards and one TD as Duke set or matched Quick Lane Bowl team records for total TDs (5), total first downs (27), rushing attempts (52), rushing TDs (3), total plays (92) & time of possession (38:21) ... played 803 snaps.

2016: Played in nine games ... did not see game action against Wake Forest, Northwestern and Notre Dame ... became the first true freshman to play along the offensive front in the David Cutcliffe Era at Duke ... played a season-high 25 snaps versus Army West Point ... on the field for 101 snaps.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at East Lake High School under head coach Bob Hudson ... four-star prospect according to Rivals.com ... three-star prospect by ESPN.com, 247Sports.com and Scout.com ... ranked as the No. 16 offensive guard in the country by Rivals.com, No. 25 by 247Sports.com and No. 36 by ESPN.com ... following senior year, selected to participate in the 10th annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl and Pinellas County Senior All-Star Football Game and helped the North squad to a 34-0 victory ... first team all-state (7A) selection by the Associated Press following senior year ... also earned All-Pinellas County and All-Tampa Bay honors from The Tampa Tribune after helping the Eagles finish 7-5 with a seventh consecutive trip to the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) playoffs ... second team all-state (7A) selection by the Associated Press as a junior when the Eagles went 13-1 and reached the FHSAA state semifinals ... earned a place on the FloridaHSFootball.com All-Tampa Bay Elite first team ... as a sophomore, helped the Eagles advance to the FHSAA Class 7A state playoffs as team finished 13-1 with the lone setback a 31-24 overtime setback to eventual state champion Dwyer in the semifinals ... also lettered in wrestling ... three-time qualifier for the FHSAA state tournament ... finished as the state runner-up for the heavyweight division during junior campaign ... two-time Pinellas County Athletic Conference individual champion as both a junior and senior.

PERSONAL: Born July 7, 1997 ... majoring in visual and media studies while pursuing a certificate in policy journalism and media studies ... son of Ingrid Delpin.

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