Duke Blue Devils football statistical leaders

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The Duke Blue Devils football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Duke Blue Devils football program in various categories,[1] including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Blue Devils represent Duke University in the NCAA's Atlantic Coast Conference.

Although Duke began competing in intercollegiate football in 1888,[1] the school's official record book considers the generally does not have many entries from before the 1930s, as records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

  • Since the 1930s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.
  • The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.
  • Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002.[2] The Blue Devils have played in 4 bowl games since this season, all in the most recent 4 seasons. This means the most recent Duke players had an extra game to accumulate statistics.

These lists are updated through the end of the 2016 season.


Passing yards[edit]

Passing touchdowns[edit]


Rushing yards[edit]

Rushing touchdowns[edit]



Receiving yards[edit]

Receiving touchdowns[edit]

Total offense[edit]

Total offense is the sum of passing and rushing statistics. It does not include receiving or returns.[12]

Total offense yards[edit]

Total touchdowns[edit]






Field goals made[edit]

Field goal percentage[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2016 Duke Blue Devils Media Guide". GoDuke.com. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  2. ^ "NCAA changes policy on football stats". ESPN.com. AP. 2002-08-28. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Daniel Jones". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  4. ^ a b c d "QB Lewis a one-man show as Duke rolls to win". ESPN.com. 2009-10-10. 
  5. ^ a b c "Miami wins shootout, clinches at least share of ACC Coastal". ESPN.com. 2012-11-24. 
  6. ^ a b "Johnny Manziel, Aggies rally, edge Duke in Chick-fil-A Bowl". ESPN.com. 2013-12-31. 
  7. ^ "Jela Duncan". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  8. ^ "Wilson runs for 245 yards; Duke routs Kansas, 41-3". ESPN.com. 2014-09-13. 
  9. ^ a b "Duke pounds No. 23 Miami, moves first in division". ESPN.com. 2013-09-16. 
  10. ^ "T. J. Rahming". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  11. ^ "Johns' career day helps Virginia beat Duke 42-34". ESPN.com. 2015-11-21. 
  12. ^ "Official 2007 NCAA Division I Football Record Book" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  13. ^ a b "Savage throws 6 TDs, Pitt beats Duke 58-55". ESPN.com. 2013-09-21. 
  14. ^ "Connette leads Duke past Troy for a 38-31 win". ESPN.com. 2013-09-28. 
  15. ^ "Lewis throws for 343 yards as Duke grabs third straight ACC win". ESPN.com. 2009-10-31.