Duke LB Ben Humphreys wearing injured teammate’s number for bowl game

The Duke Blue Devils looked to be one of the biggest contenders in the ACC Coastal Division coming into the season, but they knew it would be pretty difficult. Before the season even began, they were hit with the injury bug as redshirt senior linebacker Kelby Brown tore his ACL and would miss the entire season. The Blue Devils finished the year 7-5 and will play against Indiana in...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke freshman LB wears injured teammate's jersey in bowl game

The Blue Devils faced their first obstacle before the 2015 season even began, learning that redshirt senior linebacker Kelby Brown would miss the entire season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament, ending his collegiate career.  So, with Duke set to take on Indiana Saturday afternoon inside Yankee Stadium in the Pinstripe Bowl, the Blue Devils found a cool way to...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyler Brown presses on at Duke after injury to big brother

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) This was supposed to be one last season of fun for those Brown brothers to play together on Duke's defense. Now it won't happen. Another knee injury to big brother Kelby Brown has left Kyler as the last Brown left playing for the Blue Devils. Redshirt senior Kyler Brown said Wednesday that the emotions of the past 12 months have been ''up and down.'' Separated...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Two Duke football players sidelined permanently by injury

One day after Duke linebacker Kelby Brown saw his football career end due to a fourth torn ACL, tow more Blue Devils have had their careers cut short by injuries. The football program announced in a press release on Wednesday that offensive lineman Kameron Schroeder and defensive lineman Michael Mann have been forced to end their playing careers due to injuries. No specifics were...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke LB Kelby Brown out for the season

Duke Blue Devils redshirt senior linebacker Kelby Brown tore his ACL last week and will miss the entire 2015 season. The injury puts an end to his college career. reported the development. Duke head coach David Cutcliffe offered a statement on Brown’s injury. “It’s difficult to put into words the feeling of heartbreak I have for Kelby and his family,” Duke head...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Fourth ACL Tear Ends Duke Linebacker’s Career

It’s just horrible when we see news like this. Duke University linebacker Kelby Brown, an All-ACC performer, suffered the fourth ACL tear of his college career on Tuesday and will hang up his cleats. Granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA after tearing up his left knee last August, the Blue Devils were expecting big things from Brown as a sixth-year senior. However, this...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list released

It is college football award watch list season. As exhausting as those watch lists may be, the good news is that it means the start of the college football season is just around the corner. One of the first watch lists to come our way is for the Lott IMPACT Trophy. The award is presented by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation based on standout ability and performances on and off...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

2 injured Duke players receive 6th years from NCAA

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke says injured players Kelby Brown and Braxton Deaver have received sixth years of eligibility for 2015. The school announced the NCAA's decisions Monday. Both players suffered season-ending injuries in August. Brown, a linebacker, tore his left anterior cruciate ligament on Aug. 11 while Deaver, a tight end, tore his right ACL a week later. Both players also...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Bednarik Award Watch List

This includes the additions updated on October 15, 2014. Bednarik Award Watch List DE Henry Anderson, Stanford LB Stephone Anthony, Clemson DE Vic Beasley, Clemson DT Michael Bennett, Ohio State DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State LB Kelby Brown, Duke DT Malcom Brown, Texas DE Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State CB Alex Carter, Stanford S Sam Carter, TCU S Jeremy Cash, Duke DE Frank...
Via College Football Universe
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Questions – Football Edition – for about Duke vs. Kansas

Kansas and Duke face off this weekend… in football. While this would surely get more attention as a basketball matchup, this is going to be a good game. We hit up our friends over at for a Q&A session. We both answered five questions. Here are the five questions I asked: RCB: Last year’s team was obviously talented and had a great record. Who were your...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

No contingency plan too crazy for Cutcliffe, Duke

DURHAM, N.C. -- As the defending Coastal Division champs get ready to start the season, head coach David Cutcliffe said that he is excited -- nervous, of course, but excited. The nerves come before any season-opener, he said, just because there's so much uncertainty going into every season. But Cutcliffe insists that he's not nervous about one thing that makes a lot of outside observers...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke replacing one key player while others emerge

DURHAM, N.C. -- As Duke prepares to start its final week of fall camp before the defending Coastal champs begin the 2014 season, the Blue Devils found themselves already down one man. And he's an important one, too -- Kelby Brown, a senior linebacker who All-ACC honors in 2013 and is one of Duke's best playmakers on defense, tore his ACL during a scrimmage on Monday and will miss...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Resurgent Duke out to prove 2013 was no fluke

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke can certainly get used to the view from the top. The perennial last-place pick in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division finished atop the standings last year and the resurgent Blue Devils believe they have enough talent and experience to stay there. After winning its first division title last year, Duke believes it can do it again. So do many voters...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke LB Kelby Brown injures knee in practice

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke linebacker Kelby Brown will have an MRI after injuring his left knee during preseason camp. Team spokesman Art Chase said in an email that the fifth-year senior was rushing the quarterback during Monday's scrimmage when he was hurt. Brown entered his final season as the undisputed leader of a Duke defense that improved significantly last year during a surprise...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke football enters uncharted territory: dealing with preseason expectations

When college football analyst Phil Steele's renowned season preview magazine came out -- complete with predictions -- a few weeks ago, there were some surprises. As there always are. But perhaps none of the surprises were bigger than Steele picking the reigning ACC Coastal Division champion -- a team that returns most of its key pieces from last year, mind you -- to finish tied for...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke-Texas A&M Preview

Duke is facing quite a one-two punch to end its breakout season. The 22nd-ranked Blue Devils struggled against eventual Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State in the ACC title game. Now they must find a way to stop last year's Heisman winner, Johnny Manziel, and No. 20 Texas A&M (8-4) in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on New Year's Eve in what is expected to be...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 24 Blue Devils face UNC for ACC division crown

With each win in a historically successful season, Duke coach David Cutcliffe said his team would have to follow up with an even bigger win the following week. That approach has brought the No. 24 Blue Devils here, within a win of an improbable Coastal Division championship and a ticket to the Atlantic Coast Conference title game. It all depends on whether they can beat surging...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke-North Carolina Preview

No. 24 Duke is in the midst of one of the most successful seasons in program history. Just don't refer to the Blue Devils as one-year wonders. The perennial losers are a victory against surging North Carolina on Saturday from setting a school record with 10 wins and earning a spot in the ACC championship game. Players insist this season hasn't been a flash in the pan. Rather, it...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 24 Duke reveling in chance at 'dream season'

No. 24 Duke is in the midst of one of the most successful seasons in program history. Just don't refer to the Blue Devils as one-year wonders. The perennial losers are a victory against North Carolina from setting a school record with 10 wins and earning a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Players insist this season hasn't been a flash in the pan. Rather...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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