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56 Dontae Duff

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

2018 (R-Jr.):
• Started all 12 games at right guard
• Phil Steele Postseason All-Independent second team
• VaSID All-State second team
• Named Liberty's Offensive Player of the Week after the North Texas game
• Helped Liberty finish the season averaging 261.5 passing yards per game, which would have ranked No. 33 in the country if the Flames were eligible for the FBS national rankings (not eligible due to FBS transition process)
• The Flames allowed 21 sacks during the season, which would have ranked No. 39 in the country
• Protected a pair of 1,000-yard performers in running back Frankie Hickson (1,032 yards rushing) and wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden (1,037 receiving yards)
• Allowed quarterback Buckshot Calvert to throw for 3,068 yards and 21 touchdowns, helping him become the program's all-time career leader with 65 career touchdown passes

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
• Criminal Justice: Public Administration major
• Birthday is Nov. 5