Five Blue Devils Named To All-Academic Team

DURHAM, N.C. -- Five Duke players -- Patrick Bailey, Ronnie Drummer, Thaddeus Lewis, Wesley Oglesby and Matt Rumsey -- have been named to the 40-member 2007 Academic All-ACC Football Team announced on Monday afternoon by league commissioner John Swofford.

To be eligible for consideration, a player must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

All 12 teams were represented by at least one member on the team. Maryland led all schools with six selections, followed by Duke and Clemson with five apiece. Boston College, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest had four picks each, followed by N.C. State (3), Virginia Tech (3), Florida State (2), Virginia (2), Miami (1) and North Carolina (1).

Bailey, a senior defensive end from Elmendorf, Texas, earned a spot on the team for the third consecutive season. In 2007, he finished with 37 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss and a team-best 4.5 quarterback sacks despite missing the final six games of the year due to injury. A team captain in 2007, Bailey closed his career with 191 tackles and 24.5 tackles for loss in 36 contests.

Drummer, a senior running back from Salinas, Calif., played in 41 career games for the Blue Devils and amassed 2,121 all-purpose yards. For his career, he rushed 134 times for 718 yards and caught 57 passes for 401 yards while returning 45 kickoffs for 1,002 yards. Drummer owns a share of the Duke modern day record for longest kickoff return with a 100-yard effort against East Carolina in 2005.

Lewis, a sophomore quarterback from Opa-Locka, Fla., completed 199-of-360 pass attempts in 2007 for 2,430 yards and 21 touchdowns. One of three starting quarterbacks to be named to the Academic All-ACC team along with Virginia Tech's Sean Glennon and Wake Forest's Riley Skinner, Lewis ranked third in the league in touchdown passes, fourth in passing yardage, and sixth in both pass efficiency and total offense.

Oglesby, a redshirt freshman defensive end from Arlington, Texas, enjoyed his first year as a starter by compiling 37 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, one quarterback sack and a team-leading seven quarterback pressures. He also was named to the Freshman All-ACC team by The Sporting News.

Rumsey, a senior center from Dunwoody, Ga., started 35 consecutive games along the Duke line to close his career. A team captain in 2007, Rumsey earned Academic All-ACC accolades in each of the past three seasons.


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