No defensive lineman wants to be at the mercy of former Ole Miss offensive tackle Michael Oher. That's exactly where Duke Lemmens found himself when he was only a freshman. He only made six tackles on the season, but he was quickly baptized into SEC football.
December 30, 2010
For three years, Gator defensive end Duke Lemmens has been a popular member of the team. He's a fun-loving, personable California dude through and through. The trouble is his contributions were almost exclusively limited to the practice field and locker room.
September 25, 2010
Florida defensive end Duke Lemmens reflected on his performance against Tennessee. He graded out as the defensive player of the week but Lemmens said he still feels he could have done better out there. He thinks his performance at the linebacker position was admirable, but he knows his footwork needs help.
September 21, 2010
Florida defensive ends Duke Lemmens and Justin Trattou came away with solid work against USF. Lemmens tackled with fury and Trattou had an interception and then ran 35 yards for a TD. These two DEs are enjoying showing the world what they can do on the football field. They feel their time waiting in the wings is finished.
September 12, 2010
Tim Tebow's "Promise" speech is engraved as a permanent fixture on the wall of the Heavener Complex and the hearts of many devoted fans. But, what about another "Promise"? This is the pledge of an unsung Gator hero. We have DE Duke Lemmens' word that he will bring his game face in 2010.
August 17, 2010
Weeks before offseason workouts began, Duke Lemmens rolled out of bed and realized the need for change. His career was heading into its final season, and all the defensive end could do was sit back and wonder. He was a career backup, heading into his last chance to make an impact. For his playing time to change, Lemmens would have to prioritize his life off the field.
August 7, 2010
Senior defensive end Duke Lemmens has not produced a great deal in his first three seasons at Florida. The Californian was in on 10 tackles last season, bringing his three year total to just 23. He has two QB sacks, both of which came in the 2008 against LSU and Arkansas. Still, the 6-4, 250 pound end is optimistic about his senior season.
April 1, 2010