William Dukes
William Dukes


Fort Lauderdale, FL

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 190


Criminal Justice


Football Team Gets First 2014 Scrimmage Under Their Belts

REDBLUE 2014 Spring Game, 1 p.m., Saturday, April 5


Football Completes a Week of Spring Work

REDBLUE 2014 Spring Game, 1 p.m., Saturday, April 5


Athletics to host Football Signing Day Extravaganza

For Tickets call 561-297-4652


Cory Henry and D'Joun Smith Earn All-C-USA

Henry set the Owls' Sack Record - Smith is No. 1 nationally in INTs


D'Joun Smith Earns Team MVP Award

The Owls captured the last four game to finish 2013 6-6 and bowl eligible for the first time since 2008.


FAU Football 2014 Spring Practice

FAU Football 2014 Spring Practice

Dukes Photo Gallery

2013: 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 selections as an offensive player by Phil Steele Magazine 2013 Mid-Season All-C-USA team...had a career high 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 his second game 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.