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Adrian Duncan
Adrian Duncan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dayton, OH

High School:
Patterson

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
Defensive Back

Birthdate:
02/09/1979

Experience:
3VL

Switched from corner to safety this spring ... has the ability to play either position ... a very productive player with big play potential ... understands the game of football ... ended spring practice as a starter at strong safety.

2000: A veteran starter at cornerback ? saw action in all 11 games and started 10 ? totaled 46 tackles on the season ? led the squad with nine pass breakups ? also recorded two interceptions and four tackles for loss on the season ? served as the Deacs' punt returner for most of the season ? had a PBU and two solo tackles against North Carolina ? returned two punts at Clemson for 19 yards, including a 14-yard return ? had six hits in that game, including five solo tackles ? recorded 10 total tackles (second-best on the team), including a team-high nine solo stops against Virginia ? totaled four tackles against Vandy and added a PBU ? returned a punt 11 yards and made a tackle at Maryland ? recorded his first interception of the season (and fifth of his career) against Duke ? also broke up a pass and had five tackles, including a tackle for loss, against the Blue Devils ? led Wake's defense with six tackles against FSU, including a team-high five unassisted tackles and a pass breakup ? tallied four tackles, an interception and forced a fumble at Navy ? recovered a fumble at NC State and returned it 59 yards, the second-longest fumble return in school history.

1999: Saw significant time at cornerback ? did not start a regular season game but split time with starter Keyshorn Smith, seeing extended action late in the year ? after missing the first game, tallied 38 tackles in 10 games, including 30 solo hits, two tackles for loss, a sack and two pass break-ups ? led the team in interceptions with three for 71 yards ? had three tackles, a sack and an interception versus Florida State ? had an interception versus UAB ? was on the field for over 60 snaps against Duke, Florida State and Clemson ? best performance came in the regular season finale against Georgia Tech, where he registered a career-high nine tackles (seven solo) and returned an interception 37 yards in the second quarter to stunt the Jackets' scoring drive ? his most important play of that game, however, was the recovery of Tech's onside kick with 2:27 remaining (with the score 26-23) ? earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors that week ? finished his sophomore season on a strong note, leading the Deacons with eight tackles, one sack and one pass break-up against Arizona State in the Aloha Bowl.

1998: Season didn't start smoothly when he mishandled a long punt at Air Force, which was recovered by the Falcons for a TD ? bounced back the following week with a huge defensive play in the win over Navy ? with Wake trailing late in the first half, he picked off a Middie pass to set up a TD which helped to turn the outcome of that game in WFU's favor ? played a season-high 39 defensive snaps that night on national television with both starting corners (Dameon Daniel & Reggie Austin) injured ? a factor in the next win over Clemson when his fumble recovery led to a Deac score ? credited with two unassisted tackles against both Appalachian State and Duke, then four hits in win at Maryland (in just 17 plays) ? broke up two passes against North Carolina ? tied for the team lead in pass break-ups with four.

1997: Redshirted as a true freshman.

Background: A standout in almost every phase of the game at Patterson High under coach Ron Rowland ? rushed for 625 yards and totaled 714 yards as a receiver during his senior year ? made 68 tackles and collected eight interceptions ? served as return specialist on kickoffs and punts, too ? scored a total of 22 touchdowns in 1996 ? named all-state as a senior and a two-time all-city selection as a defensive back ? chosen for the Ohio North-South all-star game ? four-year letterman in both football and basketball ? excelled on the hardwood as a three-time all-city pick and two-time team MVP ? also lettered two seasons in baseball ? majoring in communications ? born February 9, 1979 in Dayton, OH ? son of Andrew Duncan and Vertis Duncan ? brother, Tony, played baseball at Wright State from 1992-95.

Career Statistics
Year	GP	UT	AT	Total	Int	TFL	PBU
1998	10	11	5	16	1	2/-2	4
1999	10	30	8	38	3	2/-13	2
2000	11	42	4	46	2	4/-1	9
Total	31	83	17	100	6	8/-16	15

Most Tackles 10 vs Virginia, 9/30/00
Most Unassisted Tackles 9 vs Virginia, 9/30/00

 

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