2012: Scheduled to compete with Brian Moore for the starting center slot ... good athlete ... has the ability to play all three slots along the offensive front ... in eight career games (2 starts), has played 175 career snaps ... among offensive linemen in the program’s post-spring strength and conditioning evaluation, ranked first in broad jump (9’0”), tied for second in 225-pound bench press repetitions (22) and tied for third in broad jump (29.0”) ... in May, 2012, joined nine teammates on a mission trip to Langano, Ethiopia for water well-digging project.
2011: Played in six games with two starts ... saw action versus Richmond, Tulane, Florida State, Virginia, Georgia Tech and North Carolina ... starting assignments came in the final two weeks of the year ... helped Duke rank among the ACC leaders in both passing offense (2nd) and sacks allowed per passing attempt (3rd) ... aided a passing attack that had four players catch 40+ passes for just the second time in school history and first time since 1982 ... part of a Duke offense that rushed for 19 TDs, matching the program’s best total since 1995 ... on the field for 162 total snaps including a season-best 68 against Georgia Tech.
2010: Played in one game ... saw action on two snaps versus Elon.
2009: Played in one game ... on the field for 11 snaps against N.C. Central.
2008: Did not see game action.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterman at Knoxville Catholic under Mark Pemberton ... helped Knoxville Catholic to a four-year record of 44-5 with four state playoff appearances ... won Knoxville Catholic’s Wendy’s High School Heisman Award ... received the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc. Scholar-Athlete Award ... also played basketball.
Personal: Son of Tim and Sharon Irwin ... father lettered three seasons (1978-79-80) as an offensive lineman at the University of Tennessee, earned first team All-SEC honors in 1980, was a third round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in the 1981 NFL Draft and played 14 professional seasons with the Vikings (1981-93), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1994) and Miami Dolphins (1994) ... father helped the Vikings to two NFC Central Division titles and six playoff berths as was named to the organization’s 40th Anniversary Team in 2000 ... uncle, King Irwin, lettered as a member of the football program at Georgia Tech in 1979 ... born May 14, 1990 ... double majoring in evolutionary anthropology & anatomy and sociology ... also pursuing a certificate in human development.
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