FB Forecast: OG Lucas Patrick

Senior offensive lineman will play a crucial role for the Blue Devil attack in 2015. We preview Lucas Patrick as we continue the player by player look at the 2015 Duke Blue Devils

Lucas Patrick

Position:

OG

Height/Weight:

6-foot-4 / 305 pounds

High School:

Brentwood (TN) / Brentwood

Year:

Redshirt Senior

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2014 Review:

Started the entire season save the game against Tulane (injury)l  Played a total of 633 snaps as a member of the Duke offensive lien that was among the best in the ACC.

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2015 Preview

Patrick begins camp not only as one of the three returning starters, but also one of the recognized leaders along the line.  He’s one of the best athletes along the offensive front, posting position group highs in the power clean lift (330 lbs.) and vertical jump (27’6”).

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TDD Projection

He’ll serve as the starter throughout the season (barring injury) and will also mentor a number of second year offensive linemen such as Austin Davis and Jake Sanders - one of which will take over in a year.  With Duke being so deep at running back (assuming everyone is healthy by the opener) and with a number of running QBs on the roster, look for Patrick and others to grind away against the various defensive fronts early on.

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How he ended up in Durham

Patrick chose Duke over offers from Middle Tennessee, Memphis, Arkansas, Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and others.

"The coaching staff the school are just the right fit for me. I have a great chance to play at a high level and get a great education. I really feel that it was a great choice." 

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High School Highlights

Three-year letterman at Brentwood under coach Ron Crawford ...helped Brentwood to 29 wins and three state playoff berths ... SuperPrep All-Dixie Region and first team all-state (6A) choice by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association in 2010 ... named to The Tennessean’s 2010 Dream Team ... served as team captain as a senior [info from this last section gathered from GoDuke.com]


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