Duke Names Football Captains

DURHAM – Duke head coach David Cutcliffe announced Sunday the naming of Jake BoboDeWayne Carter and Gunnar Holmberg as team captains for the 2021 season. 

The three returning lettermen were elected by their teammates.

In 32 career games, including 13 starts, Bobo has recorded 52 receptions for 647 yards and two touchdowns. In addition to his offensive duties, the senior wide receiver has seven punt returns for 41 yards and one kickoff return for 19 yards. A native of North Andover, Mass., the 6-5 target boasts 13 games with 20-plus receiving yards, including a career-high 70 yards at Syracuse in 2020. Bobo also hauled in a career-high six receptions at N.C. State that season. 

Carter, a sophomore from Pickerington, Ohio, is competing for a starting defensive tackle position. In 14 career games, including one start, he has recorded 12 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and one sack. Carter posted a career-high four tackles at Virginia in 2020 and got into the backfield for assisted sacks against Georgia Tech and Florida State. In addition, Carter holds one career reception for 11 yards on a fake punt at Georgia Tech. 

Holmberg has completed 18-of-25 pass attempts for 161 yards (.720) with two interceptions and has rushed 24 times for 28 yards (1.17) with one touchdown in seven career games. The graduate student and Wake Forest, N.C., native recorded a career-high seven pass completions for 71 yards against North Carolina in 2020.

Duke begins its season on Friday, Sept. 3 at Charlotte. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Jerry Richardson Stadium.

Season tickets are available online at www.GoDuke.com/FootballTix or by calling the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at 919-681-2583.