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Mataeo

Durant

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Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: McCormick, S.C.
High School: McCormick

Bio

Career Statistics

2019: Reserve running back ... in nine career games, has rushed 17 times for 43 yards (2.53) ... has played 108 career snaps ... topped 20+ rushing yards once with 22 against Wake Forest in 2018 ... has 5+ carries in two games, against Miami (6) and Wake Forest (5) in 2018.

2018 Game-by-Game Statistics
2018: Played in nine games ... did not see action against Army West Point, Northwestern, N.C. Central and Virginia Tech ... rushed 17 times for 43 yards (2.53) ... had a season-high six carries at Miami and gained a campaign-best 22 yards versus Wake Forest ... long gain of nine yards came against the Demon Deacons ... logged four tackles and one caused fumble on special teams ... carded two tackles against North Carolina and was credited with a caused fumble at Georgia Tech during a stretch when Duke forced fumbles on three consecutive drives to turn a 7-7 tie into a 28-7 advantage. 

PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered four seasons at McCormick under coach Paul Pratt ... three-star prospect according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com ... charted as the No. 49 running back in the country by Rivals.com and the No. 66 running back in the nation by ESPN.com ... selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... 2017 South Carolina Football Coaches Association Upper State Running Back of the Year choice ... Class A-Region 1 Player of the Year selection as a junior and senior ... two-time all-state pick ... during senior year, helped McCormick to a 6-5 record and state playoff berth by rushing for 1,551 yards and 19 TDs on 159 carries ... helped McCormick to consecutive Region 1-A titles in 2016 and 2017 ... as a junior, rushed for 1,375 yards and 17 TDs in six games ... during sophomore campaign, rushed for 1,349 yards and 16 TDs on 144 carries ... in freshman year, totaled 1,979 yards on 177 carries with 26 TDs ... also played basketball and earned South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association all-state accolades as a junior ... member of the track and field program as a sprinter and earned regional championships in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100-meter relay ... in 2017, earned a third place finish at the state meet in both the 100 and 200 meters ... in 2018, placed second in the 200 meters (22.81 seconds) and third in the 100 meters (11.03 seconds) at the state meet ... following senior year, named one of the five national finalists for the Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Award, an honor presented to the nation’s top African-American high school scholar-athlete, joining former Duke lettermen Zavier Carmichael, Matt Daniels, Vince Oghobaase and Deion Williams, along with current team members Rakavius Chambers, Jaylen Coleman and Brandon Hill, as finalists for the award.

PERSONAL: Born December 4, 1999 ... son of Nakisha and George Durant ... cousin, Davon Durant, played football at Marshall University (2013-17).

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The Duke Football Report 8/26/19
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