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Duke’s Vince Oghobaase earns TSN All American honors

VODURHAM, N.C. – Duke redshirt senior defensive tackle Vince Oghobaase has been named third team All-America by Sporting News, announced on Tuesday by the national publication.

A 6-5, 305-pound native of Houston, Texas, Oghobaase is Duke’s first defensive lineman to receive All-America honors in the modern era.  In addition, he becomes the 59th player in Blue Devil football history to earn All-America accolades.

While helping Duke to its highest win total since 1994, Oghobaase started eight games this year and recorded 37 tackles, 7.5 tackle for loss and 2.5 quarterback sacks despite missing four contests due to injury.  A two-time honorable mention All-ACC pick in 2008 and 2009, Oghobaase played in and started 44 games and finished his Duke career with 165 tackles, 36.5 tackles for loss and 14.0 sacks.  On Duke’s career charts, he ranks fifth in sacks and sixth in tackles for loss.

Oghobaase was one of seven ACC players honored by Sporting News including Clemson’s C.J. Spiller (KR/1st team), Georgia Tech’s Derrick Morgan (DE/2nd team), Clemson’s Thomas Austin (OL/3rd team), DeAndre McDaniel (S/3rd team), Virginia Tech’s Ryan Williams (RB/3rd team) and Florida State’s Greg Reid (PR/3rd team).

2009 SPORTING NEWS ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
QB Colt McCoy, Sr., Texas
RB Mark Ingram, Soph., Alabama
RB Toby Gerhart, Sr., Stanford
WR Golden Tate, Jr., Notre Dame
WR Jordan Shipley, Sr., Texas
TE Aaron Hernandez, Jr., Florida
OL Mike Johnson, Sr., Alabama
OL Charles Brown, Sr., USC
OL Bryan Bulaga, Sr., Iowa
OL Maurkice Pouncey, Jr., Florida
OL Russell Okung, Sr., Oklahoma State
K Kai Forbath, Jr., UCLA
KR C.J. Spiller, Sr., Clemson

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DE Jerry Hughes, Sr., TCU
DE Von Miller, Jr., Texas A&M
DT Gerald McCoy, Jr., Oklahoma
DT Ndamukong Suh, Sr., Nebraska
LB Brandon Spikes, Sr., Florida
LB Sergio Kindle, Sr., Texas
LB Rolando McClain, Jr., Alabama
CB Perrish Cox, Sr., Oklahoma State
CB Joe Haden, Jr., Florida
S Kurt Coleman, Sr., Ohio State
S Eric Berry, Jr., Tennessee
P Drew Butler, Soph., Georgia
PR Antonio Brown, Jr., Central Michigan

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QB Tim Tebow, Sr., Florida
RB Dion Lewis, Fr., Pittsburgh
RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Soph., Oregon State
WR Danario Alexander, Sr., Missouri
WR Mardy Gilyard, Sr., Cincinnati
TE Dorin Dickerson, Sr., Pittsburgh
OL Adam Ulatoski, Sr. Texas
OL Trent Williams, Sr., Oklahoma
OL Mike Iupati, Sr., Idaho
OL Jon Asamoah, Sr., Illinois
OL Chris Marinelli, Sr., Stanford
K Grant Ressel, Soph., Missouri
KR Chris Owusu, Soph., Stanford

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DE Brandon Graham, Sr., Michigan
DE Derrick Morgan, Jr., Georgia Tech
DT Terrence Cody, Sr., Alabama
DT Brian Price, Jr., UCLA
LB Navorro Bowman, Jr., Penn State
LB Daryl Washington, Sr., TCU
LB Sean Weatherspoon, Sr., Missouri
CB Javier Arenas, Sr., Alabama
CB Patrick Peterson, Soph., LSU
S Taylor Mays, Sr., USC
S Earl Thomas, Soph., Texas
P Matt Dodge, Sr., East Carolina
PR LaVon Brazill, Jr., Ohio

THIRD TEAM OFFENSE
QB Jimmy Clausen, Jr., Notre Dame
RB Ryan Williams, Fr., Virginia Tech
RB LaMichael James, Fr., Oregon
WR Freddie Barnes, Sr., Bowling Green
WR Dezmon Briscoe, Jr., Kansas
TE Dennis Pitta, Sr., BYU
OL Eric Olsen, Sr., Notre Dame
OL Zane Beadles, Sr., Utah
OL Anthony Davis, Jr., Rutgers
OL John Jerry, Sr., Ole Miss
OL Thomas Austin, Sr., Clemson
K Leigh Tiffin, Sr., Alabama
KR Brandon Banks, Sr., Kansas State

THIRD TEAM DEFENSE
DE Brandon Sharpe, Sr., Texas Tech
DE Greg Romeus, Jr., Pitt
DT Vince Oghobaase, Sr., Duke
DT Jared Odrick, Sr., Penn State
LB Andre Revels, Sr., Cincinnati
LB Greg Jones, Jr., Michigan State
LB Eric Norwood, Sr., South Carolina
CB Syd’Quan Thompson, Sr., California
CB Rafael Priest, Sr., TCU
S DeAndre McDaniel, Jr., Clemson
S Rahim Moore, Soph., UCLA
P Tress Way, Fr., Oklahoma
PR Greg Reid, Fr., Florida State

Duke defeats Virginia 28-17

DukeDuke utilized a clutch fourth quarter performance to defeat Virginia 28-17, on the road, in Charlottesville, to improve to 5-3 (3-1 ACC) on the season. The victory was the third straight conference victory for the Blue Devils. Duke scored the games final 16 points to comeback from a 17-12 deficit.

Duke dominated first quarter action by limiting the Cavaliers to 1 yard total offense. However, Virginia’s defense bent but didn’t break by limiting Duke to two field goals. Will Snyderwine kicked a third field goal five seconds into the second quarter to expand Duke’s lead to 9-0.

Virginia managed a field goal in the second quarter and then took the second half kickoff and marched 66 yards in eight plays for a touchdown and a 10-9 lead. There were no additional points scored in the third quarter.

After three low scoring quarters, the two teams exploded for 26 points in the final stanza with Duke outscoring Virginia 19-7 for the victory. Thaddeus Lewis threw a 42 yard touchdown pass to Conner Vernon and Charlie Hatcher returned a Jameel Sewell fumble seven yards for another score. The fumble was forced by defensive lineman Ayanga Okpokowuruk. Will Snyderwine added his fourth and fifth field goals of the game.

Thaddeus Lewis completed 24-40 passes for 343 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Lewis has now thrown for 9,050 yards in his career and has passed Spence Fisher to move into second place all time behind Ben Bennett.

Donovan Varner (113 yards) and Conner Vernon (103 yards) each had seven receptions to pace seven Duke receivers. Varner and Vernon both recorded over 100 yards receiving for the second consecutive game.

On the defensive side of the ball, Leon Wright recorded his fourth interception of the season, while Vincent Rey led the team with 10 tackles. Jeremy Ringfield and Vince Oghobaase each recorded a sack.