The Duke Football Summer Spotlight runs every Tuesday and Thursday on GoDuke.com and features interviews with members of the reigning ACC Coastal Division Champion Blue Devils.
DURHAM -- Redshirt senior offensive guard Laken Tomlinson is this week’s Duke Football Summer Spotlight. The 6-3, 320-pound lineman is among the nation’s best at his position entering the 2014 campaign, earning Preseason All-America honors from several publications, including Athlon Sports and Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. Tomlinson was also pegged as a top-five offensive guard among draft-eligible players by USA Today and Lindy’s Sports.
Tomlinson played over 1,000 snaps for the second straight season in 2013, staying on the field for 1,007 of a possible 1,016 snaps. He earned All-ACC first team honors from the league’s coaches and was also an Academic All-ACC selection as a double major in evolutionary anthropology and psychology. Tomlinson enters the 2014 campaign as the most veteran member of Duke’s offensive line, having played 2,981 career snaps with 39 consecutive starts.