CAREER: Lettered one (2014) season … played in 16 career games, including all 13 of senior season … became primary kickoff handler as a senior … recorded 84 kickoffs for 5,272 yards (62.8) with 31 touchbacks and one going out of bounds … recipient of the Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarship.
2014: Played in all 13 games, serving as primary kickoff specialist … kicked off 73 times for 4,583 yards (62.8) and 28 touchbacks … kicked off a year-high eight times against Kansas and Tulane … tallied a career-high five touchbacks versus the Jayhawks … averaged a personal-best 65.0 yards per kickoff against Virginia (325 yards/five kickoffs) … added two tackles on kickoff returns, one against Tulane and another against Wake Forest … against the Demon Deacons in the season finale, executed a first-quarter onside kick and recovered it himself at the Duke 48-yard line … on the ensuing play, Anthony Boone threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder to extend the Blue Devils’ lead to 21-7 … on the field for 74 snaps.
2013: Played in three games ... saw action against North Carolina, Florida State and Texas A&M ... recorded three touchbacks on 11 total kickoffs to help Duke rank fourth in the ACC in kickoff coverage ... successfully executed on-side kickoff in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against Texas A&M ... on the field for 12 plays.
2012: Did not see game action.
2011: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Graduate of Lawrenceville School ... lettered in baseball, indoor track and field and soccer ... all-state selection in both baseball and soccer.
PERSONAL: Son of Jay and Katie Willoughby ... father lettered in both soccer and baseball at Pomona (Calif.) College ... uncle, Ted Willoughby, played soccer at the University of Washington and later played for the Tacoma Stars of the Major Indoor Soccer League ... grandfather, Larry Black, played football at the University of Oregon ... born September 4, 1992 ... double majoring in economics and statistics.
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