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William Dukes
William  Dukes


Fort Lauderdale, FL

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 190


Criminal Justice


Football Wins Conference USA Opener With Last-Minute Score

Owls take on FIU on Thursday


Brown and Johnson Earn FAU Student-Athlete of the Week Honors

Both student-athletes helped garner victories for their teams


FAU Football Nearing the End of Preseason Camp

Owls continue to get better


Football Holds Saturday Scrimmage at FAU Stadium

Owls performed well on the game surface


Football Completes First Stadium Practice of Fall

Owls wrap up second two-a-day


FAU Football 2014 Spring Practice

FAU Football 2014 Spring Practice

Dukes Photo Gallery

2014: Had her first catch of the season, an 8-yard catch at No. 2 Alabama...recorded two catches versus Tulsa for 85 yards, including a 74 yarder for a score that just missed his career long of 75...had one catch for 14 yards at Wyoming...tallied four catches for a total of 38 yards in the UTSA win...his longest was a 16 yarder....recorded three receptions for a total of 70 yards at FIU...longest was a 38 yard catch...had a 13-yard reception versus Western Kentucky...had one catch for 11 yards at No. 23 Marshall...had a six yard reception in the UAB game..saw action at UNT...had one catch at Middle Tennessee for 14 yards...saw action in the season ending ODU game...ended his final season with seven starts and 12 games played...recorded 15 receptions for a total of 259 yards and one TD.

Earned 2013 Preseason honors...scored FAU's first touchdown of the season in the opener against the University of Miami...played all twelve games and totaled 553 receiving yards on 35 receptions...ranked 94th in the NCAA and 8th in Conference USA for receiving TDs with a total of six...ranked 24th in CUSA for receptions per game...was preseason third team C-USA selection as an offensive player by Phil Steele Magazine 2013 Mid-Season All-C-USA team...had a career long reception for 58 yards and a season-high 72 receiving yards against Rice...recorded a career and season high six receptions in the game at ECU...had a season high 73 receiving yards on four carries against Middle Tennessee.

2012: Led the team with 63 catches for 979 receiving yards while he earned second team All-Sun Belt and the Owls Offensive MVP of the year honors...recorded a reception in all but one game which he suffered an early injury and did not return as a precaution...recorded five or more catches in all but one game and set a season and career high nine twice (WKU and Louisiana)...concluded his sophomore campaign with 204 yards and an individual high two touchdowns versus Louisiana...204 (nine receptions) yards eclipsed the program's individual game-high of 183 (15 receptions) ...also grabbed a 75-yard scoring reception in the Louisiana game which is the sixth longest scoring reception in the program's history...first career touchdown was at South Alabama the same game that he broke the 100-yard receiving plateau for the first time with 119 yards...also broke 100 at WKU (104), FIU (FIU) and UL (204)...recorded one carry and one tackle assist.

2011: Receiver who showed a tremendous upside....injured his ankle during the Fanfest by a ball deep in the end zone that carried him into the crowd...saw action in all but one game...recorded his first collegiate catch, as a true freshman, versus Florida...his next two catches came in the FAU stadium opener versus Western Kentucky...he recorded a catch in the next five games including a season-high four at FIU and a game-high 27, including his longest reception, 17 yarder, of the season...also saw time with special teams...recorded two tackles on the year, both solo...first collegiate tackle was versus Middle Tennessee and the following game versus Arkansas State.

High School: Played for Manny Martin at Dillard High School where as a senior he recorded 47 receptions for 876 yards and eight touchdowns, an accomplishment only magnified by the team's run-dominated attack...received North/South Broward as well as a Public versus Private all-star game invites...recorded four receptions for 75 yards in the North/South all-star game, including a 13-yard touchdown reception ...highlighted by the Miami Herald...two-sport athlete (football and track: as a junior he ran the 110 high hurdles, the 300 IM hurdles and participated in the high jump)...his size and speed along with a 4.6 40 make Dukes a real threat which was also recognized by Western Kentucky, Western and Central Michigan as well as Minnesota.

Personal: Criminal justice major...son of Willie and Stephanie Dukes...born in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Career Statistic


Game-by-Game Receptions
2011 Season: Florida (1-4); Western Kentucky (2-13); Middle Tennessee (1-13); Arkansas State (2-9); FIU (4-27); Troy (2-9); UAB; ULM
2012 Season: Wagner (1-4); Middle Tennessee (6-60); Georgia (5-98); North Texas (6-62); ULM (5-96); South Alabama (5-119, 1 TD); Troy (6-41, 1 TD); Navy (5-75); Western Kentucky (9-104); FIU (6-116); Louisiana (9-204, 2 TDs)
2013 Season: Miami (2-12); East Carolina (6-36, 1 TD); USF (1-18); Middle Tennessee (4-73, 1 TD); Rice (3-72, 1 TD); UAB (4-56, 1 TD); Marshall (5-70); Auburn (3-53); Tulane (3-68, 1 TD); Southern Miss (1-12); New Mexico State (2-24); FIU (1-59, 1 TD)
2014 Season:Nebraska (0-0); Alabama (1-8); Tulsa (Rec: 2-85 1 TD); Wyoming (Rec: 1-14); UTSA (Rec: 4-38); FIU (Rec: 3-70); Western Kentucky (1-13); Marshall (-11); UAB (1-6); Middle Tennessee (1-14)

Career Game Highs
Receptions: 9 2X
Receiving Yards: 204 Louisiana (12/1/12)
Touchdowns: 2 Louisiana (12/1/12)
Longest Reception: 75 Louisiana (12/1/12)

2014 Season Game Highs
Receptions: 4 UTSA (9/27/14)
Receiving Yards: 85 Tulsa (9/13/14)
Touchdowns: 1 Tulsa (9/13/14)
Longest Reception: 74 Tulsa (9/13/14)

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