CAREER: Lettered four (2011-12-13-14) seasons … helped Duke to 28 wins over four seasons, the 2013 ACC Coastal Division championship and three bowl game appearances (2012 Belk, 2013 Chick-fil-A & 2014 Hyundai Sun) … played in 51 career games, starting the final 42 consecutive contests at left tackle … on the field for 3,274 career snaps … an All-ACC selection in 2014 … represented Duke in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on January 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif. … participated in the NFL Combine on February 17-23, 2015 in Indianapolis, Ind. … in May, 2012, joined nine teammates on a mission trip to Langano, Ethiopia for water well-digging project.
2014: Third team All-ACC selection by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association … started all 13 games … helped anchor Duke’s offensive line, which led the nation in fewest tackles for loss allowed per game (3.15) … key component of an offensive front that ranked first in the ACC in sacks allowed per passing attempt (36.23) and second in the league in sacks allowed per game (1.00) ... part of a Blue Devil offensive unit that became the first in school history to average 180+ rushing yards and 210+ passing yards per game … helped open holes for a Duke rushing attack which averaged 181.85 yards per contest, the program’s highest mark since 1977 ... member of Duke’s offense that ranked among the ACC leaders in fourth down conversions (16; 1st), fewest turnovers lost (15; t2nd), red zone offense (.875; 3rd), scoring offense (32.4; 4th), rushing offense (181.8; 5th) and first downs per game (22.0; 5th) … helped the Blue Devils to top-50 national offensive rankings for sacks allowed per game (8th), fewest turnovers lost (16th), red zone offense (34th), scoring offense (40th), rushing offense (46th) and first downs (286; 46th) ... aided in the protection of QBs Anthony Boone and Thomas Sirk, who combined to complete 266-of-467 (.570) passes for 2,767 yards with 22 TDs against just eight interceptions ... opened holes for Duke’s ground attack that featured four backs with 375 or more yards and 24 rushing TDs while Boone (five), Sirk (eight) and Shaun Wilson (five) became just the fourth trio in Duke history to post five or more rushing TDs each in a season … helped open holes for Wilson to establish the school single-game record for rushing yards with 245 against Kansas and set the Duke single-season standard for average rushing yards per attempt at 7.67 ... on the field for 988 total snaps.
2013: Started all 14 games ... key member of Duke’s offensive front that ranked first in the ACC in sacks allowed per passing attempt (27.8) ... part of a Blue Devil offensive unit that established school single-season records for total first downs (298), offensive yards (5,966) and points (459) ... helped Duke rank among the ACC leaders in total offense (426.1; 4th), scoring (32.8; 5th), rushing (178.0; 5th) and passing (248.1; 6th) ... aided the Blue Devils to top-50 national offensive rankings for fourth down conversion percentage (.696; 8th), fewest fumbles lost (6; 12th), fewest penalties per game (4.57; 25th), fewest penalty yards per game (40.71; 32nd), first downs (298; 36th) and passing offense (50th) ... helped a Duke offensive unit that became the first in school history and one of just four in the ACC in 2013 to amass 25 or more rushing and 25 or more passing TDs ... aided in the protection of quarterbacks Anthony Boone and Brandon Connette, who combined to complete 296-of-467 (.634) passes for 3,472 yards with 26 passing scores ... opened holes for Duke’s ground attack that featured Connette’s school single-season record-tying 14 rushing TDs while four Blue Devil running backs combined for 1,905 rushing yards ... on the field for 1,037 total snaps.
2012: Started all 13 games ... helped the Blue Devils score a then school single-season record 410 points while ranking second in the ACC in sacks allowed per pass attempt (29.00) ... part of a Duke offense that ranked among the ACC leaders in first downs per game (4th; 22.15), time of possession (4th; 31:07), passing yards per game (5th; 283.9) and points per game (5th; 31.5) ... helped in the protection of 3,000-yard passer Sean Renfree (3,113) as Duke became just the second team in ACC history (Florida State, 1995) to have two 1,000-yard receivers in Jamison Crowder (1,074) and Conner Vernon (1,074) ... assisted in opening holes as Duke’s top three running backs combined to rush for 1,401 yards ... on the field for 974 total snaps.
2011: Played in 10 games with two starts ... missed the FIU and Wake Forest tilts ... started the final two games versus Georgia Tech and North Carolina in place of injured starter Kyle Hill ... 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 or more passes for first time since 1982 ... part of a Duke line that opened holes for 19 rushing TDs, a total that matched the program’s highest output since 1995 ... on the field for 275 snaps.
2010: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Tarboro High School under coach Jeff Craddock ... tabbed the 40th-best offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com ... listed as the third-best offensive lineman in North Carolina and the 17th-top overall prospect in the state by the Charlotte Observer ... helped Tarboro to a three-year record of 36-8 including a 15-1 record and the 2-A state title in 2009 ... All-Southern selection by the Orlando Sentinel andfirst team 2-A all-state pick by NCPreps.com in 2009 ... helped North Carolina to a 24-14 win in the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on December 19, 2009 in Spartanburg, S.C. ... also lettered in track and field.
PERSONAL: Son of Ava and Toney Cofield ... born January 22, 1992 ... graduated from Duke in December, 2014 with a degree in African and African-American Studies … minored in education.
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