DURHAM, N.C. – Prior to the 2019 NFL Draft, Duke football head coach David Cutcliffe discussed the event as he will be in Nashville with former Blue Devil quarterback Daniel Jones for Thursday's opening round. Cutcliffe also broke down 10 of Jones' plays during his time as a Blue Devil.
Cutcliffe is 67-72 (.482) in 11 seasons at Duke and owns an overall head coaching ledger of 110-101 (.521). His 67 victories in 11 years with the Blue Devils are 57 more than the program’s total in the previous eight seasons (2000-07) combined. Duke’s ascension into the national college football landscape has been spearheaded by Cutcliffe, who took over the program prior to the 2008 campaign after the Blue Devils had won just 10 total games in the previous eight seasons.
A two-year captain and two-time team Most Valuable Player with the Blue Devils, Jones played in and started 36 career games at Duke and completed 764 of 1,275 (.599) passes for 8,201 yards with 52 touchdowns and 29 interceptions while rushing 406 times for 1,323 yards and 17 scores. The Charlotte, N.C., product was named the Most Valuable Player of the Reese’s Senior Bowl in January. Jones also took home Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Offensive Player of the Game honors after leading Duke to a 56-27 win over Temple on December 27, 2018, in Shreveport, La., thanks to a bowl-record 423 passing yards and six total touchdowns (5 passing and 1 rushing). In December of 2017, he was tabbed the Most Valuable Player of the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl after compiling 338 yards of total offense and accounting for three touchdowns (2 passing and 1 rushing) in a 36-14 victory over Northern Illinois.
Duke opens the 2019 season against Alabama on August 31 in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game. Tickets for that contest as well as season tickets may be purchased by calling the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at 919-681-BLUE or online at GoDuke.com/FootballTix.