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56 Dontae Duff

Class: R-Junior Position: OL Height: 6-1 Weight: 330 Previous School: Ralph H. Poteet HS Hometown: Mesquite, Texas

2017 (R-So.):
• VaSID first-team all-state
• Big South second-team all-conference
• Big South Preseason All-Conference
• Started all 11 games at right guard, giving him 22 career starts in two seasons (five at left guard, four at center, 13 at right guard
• Graded out at 93 percent in 2017, finishing the year with 79 knockdowns and one sack allowed
• Helped protect quarterback Stephen Calvert, allowing the sophomore to set school records in passing yards (3,363), completions (257) and touchdowns (29)
• If Liberty's offense was eligible for national rankings (not eligible due to FBS transition process), the • Flames would have ranked No. 12 in total offense (449.2 yards per game) and No. 9 in passing offense (309.9 yards per game)
• The Flames would have also ranked No. 9 in the country in fewest passes intercepted (6)

2016 (R-Fr.):
• HERO Sports FCS Freshman All-America team
• Big South second-team all-conference
• VaSID second-team all-state
• Started all 11 games during his first season on the field
• Graded out as Liberty's top offensive lineman, leading the team in knockdowns
• Allowed 2.0 sacks, ranking second on team
• Started at three different positions (center, right guard, and left guard)
• Helped Liberty earn a ranking of No. 19 in the country in fourth-down conversion percentage (63.2 percent/12-of-19)
• Helped the Flames rank No. 37 in the country in turnover margin (0.36)
• Contributed to Liberty being ranked No. 18 in the country in fewest penalties (56) and fewest penalties per game (5.09)
• Contributed to Liberty being ranked third in the Big South in scoring offense, averaging 27.5 points per game
• Helped freshman quarterback Stephen Calvert throw for 1,931 yards, third most by a freshman in program history

2015 (Fr.):
• Redshirted

Prep:
• Three-year varsity letterwinner at Ralph H. Poteet High School
• Finished with 25 knockdowns during his freshman year, helping the team post a perfect 10-0 record
• Helped Ralph H. Poteet advance to the UIL state playoff quarterfinals as a sophomore, junior, and senior
• Finished three years of varsity competition with 114 knockdowns, including a career-high 51 as a senior
• First-team all-district honoree as a junior
• Associated Press second-team all-state honoree as a senior
• Was a team captain as a senior when Ralph H. Poteet captured a district championship
• Participated in track & field

Personal:
• Son of Jack and Sherri Duff
• His father, Jack, played basketball at Dallas Baptist University
• Government: Western legal traditions major
• Birthday is Nov. 5