Duke backup QB thrust into larger role
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Duke backup QB thrust into larger role

Returning starter Thomas Sirk suffered torn Achilles tendon injury

Photo: Parker Boehme

There were at one time a number of positions to sift through when deciding who needs to step up for Duke’s football team in 2016. But that was before quarterback Thomas Sirk suffered a torn achilles tendon in a workout this month.

That suddenly put the focus clearly on the quarterback position. ... 

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