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Courtesy: Duke Athletics
David Cutcliffe
Blue Devils Reveal Depth Chart
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/03/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. – Following his team’s 15 spring workouts, head coach David Cutcliffe released an updated Duke football depth chart Thursday. The Blue Devils wrapped up the spring practice period on Friday, April 20, and open the 2018 season Saturday, September 1, at home against Army West Point.

“We had really good competition between the offense and the defense,” Cutcliffe said of the 15 practices. “I think it made us better. It was a lot of give and take. We have a lot of competition at almost every position. This team is deeper than any team we've had. I certainly think it is the fastest team we’ve put on the field.”

Rising redshirt junior quarterback Daniel Jones returns for his third year under center. The Charlotte, N.C., product ended the 2017 season as the Quick Lane Bowl MVP and an ESPN ACC All-Bowl Team selection.

“He’s really matured,” Cutcliffe said of Jones. “I would say he dove into the spring. I mean, he has really put a lot of heart and soul into it. I’ve seen almost every area of his game improve.”

One position of exceptional depth for the offense this spring was the tight end group, with four returning letterwinners. Rising redshirt seniors Daniel Helm and Davis Koppenhaver anchor the group with rising sophomore Noah Gray and rising redshirt sophomore Mark Birmingham also experiencing action in 2017. Helm, Koppenhaver and Gray combined for seven scores, forming the only tight end trio in the ACC with multiple receiving touchdowns each.

“The thing that I think our tight ends bring is versatility within personnel groupings and what they can do,” Cutcliffe said. “I really am excited about what they accomplished this spring. They have made a lot more catches and have been really beneficial for us in the area of the passing game. I’m going to continue to see those guys grow more and more physical.”

Leading the way for the defense will be returning All-ACC selections Joe Giles-Harris and Mark Gilbert. Giles-Harris, a rising redshirt junior linebacker, was a 2017 All-America selection by the Walter Camp Foundation (second team), CBS Sports (third team) and Phil Steele (third team). Gilbert was the leading vote-getting cornerback in the All-ACC balloting and tied for third nationally with six interceptions.

“I'm excited for Mark,” Cutcliffe added. “You can tell he had a great winter. We spent a lot of time with all our winter lifting. He’s stronger.”

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2018 DEPTH CHART

OFFENSE
QUARTERBACK
Daniel Jones 6-5, 220 R-Jr. 2V
Quentin Harris 6-1, 195 R-Jr. 2V
Chris Katrenick 6-3, 215 R-Fr. SQ
Gunnar Holmberg 6-3, 190 Fr. HS
Daniel Karlin 6-3, 220 So. SQ
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RUNNING BACK
Brittain Brown 6-1, 205 R-So. 1V
Deon Jackson 6-0, 220 So. 1V
Marvin Hubbard III 5-9, 185 R-Fr. SQ
Nicodem Pierre 6-2, 220 R-Sr. 3V
Elijah Deveaux 6-0, 215 R-So. SQ
Ryan Wolitzer 5-9, 180 Jr. SQ
Griffin Carter 5-11, 190 Sr. SQ
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WIDE RECEIVER (Y)
Johnathan Lloyd 6-0, 190 R-Sr. 3V
Keyston Fuller 6-0, 190 R-Jr. 1V
Trevon Lee 6-1, 180 R-Sr. SQ
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WIDE RECEIVER (X)
T.J. Rahming 5-10, 170 Sr. 3V
Scott Bracey 6-2, 210 R-So. SQ
Sayvon Sampson 6-2, 170 Sr. SQ
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WIDE RECEIVER (Z)
Chris Taylor 6-1, 180 R-Sr. 3V
OR Aaron Young 6-2, 205 R-Jr. 2V
Damond Philyaw-Johnson 6-1, 170 R-Fr. SQ
Troy Duncan 6-2, 190 So. SQ
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TIGHT END
Daniel Helm 6-4, 255 R-Sr. 2V
Davis Koppenhaver 6-4, 240 R-Sr. 3V
Noah Gray 6-4, 235 So. 1V
Mark Birmingham 6-4, 245 R-So. 1V
OR Jake Marwede 6-5, 235 R-Fr. SQ
Zamari Ellis 6-4, 245 Fr. HS
Aaron Wright 6-6, 220 So. SQ
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LEFT TACKLE
Christian Harris 6-6, 295 R-Sr. 3V
Jaylen Miller 6-3, 310 R-So. SQ
Patrick Leitten 6-7, 265 R-Fr. SQ
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LEFT GUARD
Julian Santos 6-3, 315 Jr. 2V
Zach Baker 6-4, 290 R-Jr. 2V
Tristan Westover 6-2, 290 So. SQ
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CENTER
Zach Harmon 6-3, 285 R-Sr. 3V
Jack Wohlabaugh 6-4, 300 R-So. TR
Clark Bulleit 6-3, 285 Sr. SQ
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RIGHT GUARD
Rakavius Chambers 6-3, 310 So. 1V
Jacob Rimmer 6-7, 295 R-Fr. SQ
OR Casey Holman 6-4, 290 Fr. HS
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RIGHT TACKLE
Robert Kraeling 6-7, 310 R-So. 1V
Liam Smith 6-4, 270 R-So. SQ
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DEFENSE
DEFENSIVE END
Tre Hornbuckle 6-4, 255 Jr. 2V
Drew Jordan 6-2, 260 So. 1V
Chidi Okonya 6-6, 245 R-So. 1V
Scott Jones 6-3, 230 Jr. SQ
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DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Edgar Cerenord 6-1, 305 R-Sr. 3V
Axel Nyembwe 6-2, 310 So. 1V
Ben Frye 6-3, 255 R-Fr. SQ
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DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Trevon McSwain 6-6, 295 R-Jr. 2V
Derrick Tangelo 6-2, 310 So. 1V
Twazanga Mugala 6-3, 250 R-Jr. 1V
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DEFENSIVE END
Victor Dimukeje 6-2, 265 So. 1V
Terrell Lucas 6-3, 255 Jr. 2V
Chris Rumph II 6-3, 225 R-Fr. SQ
Noah Waddell 6-3, 235 Jr. SQ
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LINEBACKER (M)
Ben Humphreys 6-2, 225 Sr. 3V
Koby Quansah 6-1, 230 Jr. 2V
Xander Gagnon 6-3, 230 R-So. 1V
Kevin Gehsmann 6-0, 230 Sr. SQ
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LINEBACKER (W)
Joe Giles-Harris 6-2, 240 R-Jr. 2V
Brandon Hill 6-3, 225 R-So. 1V
Jacob Morgenstern 6-4, 210 R-So. SQ
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CORNERBACK
Myles Hudzick 5-10, 165 R-So. 1V
Josh Blackwell 5-11, 175 R-Fr. SQ
Jeremiah Lewis 6-0, 180 Fr. HS
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CORNERBACK
Mark Gilbert 6-1, 175 Jr. 2V
Mason Williams 5-11, 180 R-Jr. SQ
Antone Williams 5-11, 180 R-So. SQ
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SAFETY (ROVER)
Dylan Singleton 5-11, 195 Jr. 2V
Lummie Young IV 6-1, 200 R-Fr. SQ
Brandon Feamster 6-3, 210 R-Jr. 2V
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SAFETY (STRIKE)
Jeremy McDuffie 5-11, 175 Sr. 3V
OR Michael Carter II 5-10, 180 So. 1V
Leonard Johnson 6-1, 200 R-Fr. SQ
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SAFETY (BANDIT)
Marquis Waters 6-0, 205 So. 1V
Jordan Hayes 6-0, 180 R-Jr. 2V
OR Damani Neal 5-10, 190 R-Fr. SQ
Javon Jackson 5-11, 195 R-So. SQ
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SPECIAL TEAMS
KICKER
Collin Wareham 5-9, 180 R-Sr. SQ
AJ Reed 5-11, 181 Jr. 1V
Jack Driggers 5-11, 170 So. 1V
Matthew Cone 6-1, 200 So. SQ
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KICKOFF
Jack Driggers 5-11, 170 So. 1V
AJ Reed 5-11, 180 Jr. 1V
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PUNTER
Jackson Hubbard 6-3, 190 So. SQ
Tim Skapek 5-8, 180 Jr. SQ
Daniel Jones 6-5, 220 R-Jr. 2V
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LONG SNAPPER
Ben Wyatt 6-1, 230 R-So. 1V
John Taylor 6-2, 205 So. SQ
Lee Rodio 5-10, 205 Jr. SQ
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HOLDER
Johnathan Lloyd 6-0, 190 R-Sr. 3V
Jackson Hubbard 6-3, 190 So. SQ
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KICKOFF RETURN
Deon Jackson 6-0, 220 So. 1V
AND Brittain Brown 6-1, 205 R-So. 1V
Johnathan Lloyd 6-0, 190 R-Sr. 3V
AND Michael Carter II 5-10, 180 So. 1V
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PUNT RETURN
T.J. Rahming 5-10, 170 Sr. 3V
Keyston Fuller 6-0, 190 R-Jr. 1V
Josh Blackwell 5-11, 175 R-Fr. SQ

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