Category Archives: Duke Football

First Three Duke Game Kickoff Times Announced

 DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s road football games against Northwestern and Baylor in weeks two and three will kick off at 12 noon (ET) and 3:30 p.m. (ET), respectively.

The Blue Devils will travel to Evanston, Ill., to face the Wildcats on September 8 at 12 noon and the game will be televised live by ESPNU.  One week later, Duke and Baylor will meet in Waco, Texas, for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff with television coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

Duke opens the 2018 season at home on Friday, August 31 against Army West Point.  Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m., and the game will be televised by ESPNU.

Season tickets may be purchased by calling the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at 919-681-BLUE or online at

Duke Opener vs Army Moved to Friday

 DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s season-opening football game against Army West Point will be played on Friday, August 31, at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.  The game, originally scheduled for Saturday, September 1, will kick off at 7:00 p.m., and be televised live on ESPNU.

The Army West Point game is the first of six home tilts for the Blue Devils, who also will entertain N.C. Central (September 22), Virginia Tech (September 29), Virginia (October 20), North Carolina (November 10) and Wake Forest (November 24).

Duke’s annual Employee Appreciation Day will shift from the opening weekend to Saturday, September 22 when the Blue Devils host N.C. Central.  The complete promotional date schedule includes the following:

September 22 (N.C. Central): Employee Appreciation Day, Homecoming, Hall of Fame Day, Durham Day, Scout Day

September 29 (Virginia Tech): Military Appreciation Day, Cheer Day

October 20 (Virginia): Family Weekend, Youth Sports Day, Throwback Day, Iron Dukes Day, Former Player Day

November 10 (North Carolina): Teacher Appreciation Day

November 24 (Wake Forest): Senior Day

Season tickets may be purchased by calling the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at 919-681-BLUE or online at

Duke Football Gets Boost with Parker’s Return

DURHAM, N.C. – Rising redshirt junior specialist Austin Parker has been reinstated to the Blue Devil football program, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe announced on Wednesday.

Parker was dismissed from the program on December 8, 2017, following his suspension from the institution for violation of university academic policy. The Mount Pleasant, N.C., native has been readmitted to Duke and begins the Summer I session today while resuming all football-related activities.

“During this process, Parker has displayed humility and wisdom while, through his actions, regaining our trust,” Cutcliffe said. “This certainly hasn’t been easy, but that’s the way life lessons can be taught. He went through the procedure for re-application to the school and, most importantly, continues his education here at Duke immediately with the first summer school session.”

Playing in 12 games last season, Parker made 17-of-21 field goal attempts and 33-of-35 point after touchdown tries to lead the Blue Devils in scoring with 84 total points. In addition, he punted 61 times for 2,565 yards and a 42.05 average with 10 boots downed inside the opponent 20 yard line against nine touchbacks.

In the ACC, Parker ranked third in field goals made per game (1.42), fourth in field goal percentage (.810), seventh in kick scoring (7.0), 10th in overall scoring, 10th in PAT percentage (.943), 10th in punting average and 18th in total points responsible. Nationally, he ranked 26th in field goals made per game, 32nd in field goal percentage and 54th in punting average.

Duke opens the 2018 season at home against Army West Point on September 1. Season tickets may be purchased by calling the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at 919-681-BLUE or online at

Post Spring Duke FB Depth Chart

Here is the post spring football depth chart from


Daniel Jones is the clear cut top QB on the Duke FB depth chart.  DURHAM, N.C. – Following his team’s 15 spring workouts, head coach David Cutcliffe released an updated Duke football depth chart Thursday. The Blue Devils wrapped up the spring practice period on Friday, April 20, and open the 2018 season Saturday, September 1, at home against Army West Point.

“We had really good competition between the offense and the defense,” Cutcliffe said of the 15 practices. “I think it made us better. It was a lot of give and take. We have a lot of competition at almost every position. This team is deeper than any team we've had. I certainly think it is the fastest team we’ve put on the field.”

Rising redshirt junior quarterback Daniel Jones returns for his third year under center. The Charlotte, N.C., product ended the 2017 season as the Quick Lane Bowl MVP and an ESPN ACC All-Bowl Team selection.

“He’s really matured,” Cutcliffe said of Jones. “I would say he dove into the spring. I mean, he has really put a lot of heart and soul into it. I’ve seen almost every area of his game improve.”

One position of exceptional depth for the offense this spring was the tight end group, with four returning letterwinners. Rising redshirt seniors Daniel Helm and Davis Koppenhaver anchor the group with rising sophomore Noah Gray and rising redshirt sophomore Mark Birmingham also experiencing action in 2017. Helm, Koppenhaver and Gray combined for seven scores, forming the only tight end trio in the ACC with multiple receiving touchdowns each.

“The thing that I think our tight ends bring is versatility within personnel groupings and what they can do,” Cutcliffe said. “I really am excited about what they accomplished this spring. They have made a lot more catches and have been really beneficial for us in the area of the passing game. I’m going to continue to see those guys grow more and more physical.”

Leading the way for the defense will be returning All-ACC selections Joe Giles-Harris and Mark Gilbert. Giles-Harris, a rising redshirt junior linebacker, was a 2017 All-America selection by the Walter Camp Foundation (second team), CBS Sports (third team) and Phil Steele (third team). Gilbert was the leading vote-getting cornerback in the All-ACC balloting and tied for third nationally with six interceptions.

“I'm excited for Mark,” Cutcliffe added. “You can tell he had a great winter. We spent a lot of time with all our winter lifting. He’s stronger.”

Season tickets may be purchased by calling the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at 919-681-BLUE or online at


Daniel Jones 6-5, 220 R-Jr. 2V
Quentin Harris 6-1, 195 R-Jr. 2V
Chris Katrenick 6-3, 215 R-Fr. SQ
Gunnar Holmberg 6-3, 190 Fr. HS
Daniel Karlin 6-3, 220 So. SQ
Brittain Brown 6-1, 205 R-So. 1V
Deon Jackson 6-0, 220 So. 1V
Marvin Hubbard III 5-9, 185 R-Fr. SQ
Nicodem Pierre 6-2, 220 R-Sr. 3V
Elijah Deveaux 6-0, 215 R-So. SQ
Ryan Wolitzer 5-9, 180 Jr. SQ
Griffin Carter 5-11, 190 Sr. SQ
Johnathan Lloyd 6-0, 190 R-Sr. 3V
Keyston Fuller 6-0, 190 R-Jr. 1V
Trevon Lee 6-1, 180 R-Sr. SQ
T.J. Rahming 5-10, 170 Sr. 3V
Scott Bracey 6-2, 210 R-So. SQ
Sayvon Sampson 6-2, 170 Sr. SQ
Chris Taylor 6-1, 180 R-Sr. 3V
OR Aaron Young 6-2, 205 R-Jr. 2V
Damond Philyaw-Johnson 6-1, 170 R-Fr. SQ
Troy Duncan 6-2, 190 So. SQ
Daniel Helm 6-4, 255 R-Sr. 2V
Davis Koppenhaver 6-4, 240 R-Sr. 3V
Noah Gray 6-4, 235 So. 1V
Mark Birmingham 6-4, 245 R-So. 1V
OR Jake Marwede 6-5, 235 R-Fr. SQ
Zamari Ellis 6-4, 245 Fr. HS
Aaron Wright 6-6, 220 So. SQ
Christian Harris 6-6, 295 R-Sr. 3V
Jaylen Miller 6-3, 310 R-So. SQ
Patrick Leitten 6-7, 265 R-Fr. SQ
Julian Santos 6-3, 315 Jr. 2V
Zach Baker 6-4, 290 R-Jr. 2V
Tristan Westover 6-2, 290 So. SQ
Zach Harmon 6-3, 285 R-Sr. 3V
Jack Wohlabaugh 6-4, 300 R-So. TR
Clark Bulleit 6-3, 285 Sr. SQ
Rakavius Chambers 6-3, 310 So. 1V
Jacob Rimmer 6-7, 295 R-Fr. SQ
OR Casey Holman 6-4, 290 Fr. HS
Robert Kraeling 6-7, 310 R-So. 1V
Liam Smith 6-4, 270 R-So. SQ
Tre Hornbuckle 6-4, 255 Jr. 2V
Drew Jordan 6-2, 260 So. 1V
Chidi Okonya 6-6, 245 R-So. 1V
Scott Jones 6-3, 230 Jr. SQ
Edgar Cerenord 6-1, 305 R-Sr. 3V
Axel Nyembwe 6-2, 310 So. 1V
Ben Frye 6-3, 255 R-Fr. SQ
Trevon McSwain 6-6, 295 R-Jr. 2V
Derrick Tangelo 6-2, 310 So. 1V
Twazanga Mugala 6-3, 250 R-Jr. 1V
Victor Dimukeje 6-2, 265 So. 1V
Terrell Lucas 6-3, 255 Jr. 2V
Chris Rumph II 6-3, 225 R-Fr. SQ
Noah Waddell 6-3, 235 Jr. SQ
Ben Humphreys 6-2, 225 Sr. 3V
Koby Quansah 6-1, 230 Jr. 2V
Xander Gagnon 6-3, 230 R-So. 1V
Kevin Gehsmann 6-0, 230 Sr. SQ
Joe Giles-Harris 6-2, 240 R-Jr. 2V
Brandon Hill 6-3, 225 R-So. 1V
Jacob Morgenstern 6-4, 210 R-So. SQ
Myles Hudzick 5-10, 165 R-So. 1V
Josh Blackwell 5-11, 175 R-Fr. SQ
Jeremiah Lewis 6-0, 180 Fr. HS
Mark Gilbert 6-1, 175 Jr. 2V
Mason Williams 5-11, 180 R-Jr. SQ
Antone Williams 5-11, 180 R-So. SQ
Dylan Singleton 5-11, 195 Jr. 2V
Lummie Young IV 6-1, 200 R-Fr. SQ
Brandon Feamster 6-3, 210 R-Jr. 2V
Jeremy McDuffie 5-11, 175 Sr. 3V
OR Michael Carter II 5-10, 180 So. 1V
Leonard Johnson 6-1, 200 R-Fr. SQ
Marquis Waters 6-0, 205 So. 1V
Jordan Hayes 6-0, 180 R-Jr. 2V
OR Damani Neal 5-10, 190 R-Fr. SQ
Javon Jackson 5-11, 195 R-So. SQ
Collin Wareham 5-9, 180 R-Sr. SQ
AJ Reed 5-11, 181 Jr. 1V
Jack Driggers 5-11, 170 So. 1V
Matthew Cone 6-1, 200 So. SQ
Jack Driggers 5-11, 170 So. 1V
AJ Reed 5-11, 180 Jr. 1V
Jackson Hubbard 6-3, 190 So. SQ
Tim Skapek 5-8, 180 Jr. SQ
Daniel Jones 6-5, 220 R-Jr. 2V
Ben Wyatt 6-1, 230 R-So. 1V
John Taylor 6-2, 205 So. SQ
Lee Rodio 5-10, 205 Jr. SQ
Johnathan Lloyd 6-0, 190 R-Sr. 3V
Jackson Hubbard 6-3, 190 So. SQ
Deon Jackson 6-0, 220 So. 1V
AND Brittain Brown 6-1, 205 R-So. 1V
Johnathan Lloyd 6-0, 190 R-Sr. 3V
AND Michael Carter II 5-10, 180 So. 1V
T.J. Rahming 5-10, 170 Sr. 3V
Keyston Fuller 6-0, 190 R-Jr. 1V
Josh Blackwell 5-11, 175 R-Fr. SQ