DeVon Edwards

RSS for DeVon Edwards
Duke overcoming loss of team captains

Duke overcoming loss of team captains

Duke lost its third senior team captain to a season-ending injury last week when Jela Duncan went down, but despite records of 3-5 overall and 0-4 in the ACC Coastal the Blue Devils aren’t demoralized.Duke has remained competitive without injured quarterback Thomas Sirk (Achilles...

It takes more than one to replace Edwards

It takes more than one to replace Edwards

Take away Duke’s two quarterbacks – one literal on offense and one figurative on defense – and few would have predicted a 2-2 record four games into the season.Yet that’s Duke’s standing after upsetting Notre Dame 38-35 Saturday, thanks to improved depth in head coach David...

Northwestern familiar scenario for Duke

Northwestern familiar scenario for Duke

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke’s surprising home loss Saturday to Wake Forest was eerily reminiscent of a loss a year ago to Northwestern. The Blue Devils started quickly but gradually let a win slip away at Wallace Wade Stadium.Duke (1-1, 0-1 ACC Coastal) led Wake Forest 7-0 with an...

Cutcliffe and Spurrier know the Duke formula

Cutcliffe and Spurrier know the Duke formula

DURHAM, N.C. – The latest Duke football and Wallace Wade Stadium facelifts were unveiled Saturday against North Carolina Central. It was a night for David Cutcliffe’s ninth season opener and the stadium’s second phase of renovations.Yes, Duke’s 49-6 victory was a mismatch, but...

Secondary returns to lead Duke

Secondary returns to lead Duke

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s experienced secondary is one reason the Blue Devils believe they are better than a team picked fifth in the ACC Coastal. The DBs form a sage faculty with fifth-year senior DeVon Edwards as the Dean.Four of the five starters in the 4-2-5 scheme return,...

Fields making his way back to the field

Fields making his way back to the field

DURHAM, N.C. – Bryon Fields needed one practice in full pads to shake up Duke’s depth chart.Blue Devil coach David Cutcliffe stopped short of announcing changes to the preseason depth chart, but it’s not a stretch to think the gears are turning in the next defensive coaches...

Duke may use Edwards as triple threat

Duke may use Edwards as triple threat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Coach David Cutcliffe hinted at a secret plan that we might have learned a year ago if not for DeVon Edwards suffering an ankle injury in fall camp.Cutcliffe said at the ACC Kickoff last week that Edwards has been so elusive and explosive running with...

Edwards and Switzer defend returns

Edwards and Switzer defend returns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It’s no surprise that Duke’s DeVon Edwards and North Carolina’s Ryan Switzer are opposed to any thought the NCAA has raised to possibly banning kickoff returns for safety reasons.Edwards, a senior defensive back, has six career kickoff returns for...

Duke plans on Sirk starting opener

Duke plans on Sirk starting opener

CARY, N.C. — Duke Coach David Cutcliffe confirmed Monday that quarterback Thomas Sirk’s rehab is far enough ahead of schedule the Blue Devils are planning as if he will start the season opener.Last week Duke turned a routine media release into surprising news when Sirk was...

Football needs DeVon Edwards more than basketball

Football needs DeVon Edwards more than basketball

Duke defensive back/kick returner DeVon Edwards has added preseason 2016 All-American honors to past post-season awards. He was named a fourth-team All-American kick returner this week by Athlon Sports.The senior is only a 5-foot-9, 180-pounder, but that’s what makes him special...