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Blue Devil Briefs: Mark Gilbert
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/07/2018
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Blue Devil Briefs features a member of the Duke Football program talking for one minute or less about one specitic topic. 

DURHAM, N.C. – The second episode of Blue Devil Briefs features head coach David Cutcliffe talking about Duke's preseason All-America cornerback Mark Gilbert.

Gilbert, a junior from Fayetteville, N.C., is a preseason All-America selection by Street & Smith’s College Football Yearbook (1st team), Athlon Sports (2nd), Lindy’s Sports (2nd), Sporting News (2nd) and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview (4th). He was listed by Lindy’s Sports as the No. 4 cornerback in the nation and charted as the No. 7 cornerback and the No. 71 overall player in the country by Sports Illustrated.

Gilbert set the Duke single-season record for total passes defended with 21 (six interceptions & 15 pass breakups) in 2017 and is the only player in Duke history to record five or more interceptions and 15 or more pass breakups in a single campaign. In 25 career games (16 starts), Gilbert has tallied 53 tackles, 5.0 tackles for lost yardage, six interceptions and 17 pass breakups.

This year's squad will hold its annual Meet the Blue Devils Day on Saturday, August 18 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Pascal Field House. Admission and parking are free for the event.

Season tickets are available online at www.GoDuke.com/FootballTix or by calling the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at 919-681-2583.

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