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Robert

Kraeling

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Offensive Tackle
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 300
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Bishop, Ga.
High School: Prince Avenue Christian

Bio

2019: Returning starting right offensive tackle ... in 26 career games (13 starts), has played 1,091 snaps ... one of four Duke offensive linemen with 700+ snaps of experience, joining Julian Santos (1,422), Rakavius Chambers (1,259) and Zach Baker (781).

2018: Started all 13 games at right tackle ... recipient of the program’s K.D. Kennedy Iron Devil Award, presented to the team member who plays the most snaps during the campaign ... member of an offensive front that helped Duke close the year as one of four ACC teams to compile 2,000+ rushing yards and 3,100+ passing yards, joining Clemson, Syracuse and Virginia Tech ... helped the Blue Devil offense produce 382 points, the fourth highest single-season total in program history … aided the offense in five games totaling 40+ points, matching the 1943 and 2014 squads for the most in a campaign in school history … helped pave the way for 51 touchdowns, an increase of nine from the 2017 campaign … member of Duke’s offensive line that assisted in producing three 200-200 outings as the Blue Devils posted 200+ rushing and 200+ passing yards versus N.C. Central, Pittsburgh and North Carolina ... provided pass protection for a Duke aerial attack that featured 31 touchdown passes, setting the program single-season record, and three players with 5+ receiving scores for the first time in school history (WR T.J. Rahming — 8, TE Davis Koppenhaver — 7 & WR Johnathan Lloyd — 5) … during Duke’s game at Pittsburgh, helped provide rushing lanes for Deon Jackson, who gained 162 yards on 10 carries (16.20) and became just the third player in ACC history to surpass 400 all-purpose yards in a game … helped Duke to its third consecutive victory over North Carolina with a 42-35 triumph as Daniel Jones registered the second 300-yard passing (361), 100-yard rushing (186) performance of his career … in the 56-27 victory over Temple, provided protection and opened lanes for Jones, the game’s Offensive MVP, to complete 30-of-41 (.732) passes for 423 yards and five TDs and rush for another score as Duke set or matched Independence Bowl team records for total TDs (8), points scored and passing yards (440) ... on the field for 955 snaps.

2017: Played in all 13 games ... on the field for 136 snaps.

2016: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Four-year letterman at Prince Avenue Christian School under head coach Jeff Herron ... four-star prospect by ESPN.com and Rivals.com and three-star prospect by 247Sports.com and Scout.com ... ranked No. 229 on the Rivals250 and at No. 284 on the ESPN300 ... tabbed as the No. 16 offensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com ... selected to take part in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Game and helped the East squad to a 28-13 victory versus ... two-time first team all-state pick by the Georgia Sportswriters Association ... an Atlanta Journal Constitution first team all-state pick and USA TODAY American Family Insurance ALL-USA Georgia Team honoree following senior year ... guided the Wolverines to a 12-1 mark and the A Region 8 crown ... as a junior, helped squad to a 9-3 ledger ... during sophomore season, helped the Wolverines to 10-2 record and region title ... also lettered in basketball.

PERSONAL: Born September 9, 1997 ... majoring in history while pursuing a certificate in markets and management ... son of Kim and Bill Kraeling.

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The Duke Football Report 8/26/19
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