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Duce Chestnut #0

Football

DB

High School: Camden High School

"LOCKED IN ON BEING THE BEST VERSION OF MYSELF"

- DUCE CHESTNUT

DUCE CHESTNUT #0

Sport

Football

Position

Defensive Back

Height

6' 0"

Weight

198 lbs

Age

Sophomore

Hometown

Camden, NJ

Nickname

Ballgame

Biography

CAREER OVERVIEW:

  • Breakout rookie corner who made an immediate impact and was one of the country’s top freshman in 2021
  • Named a Freshman All-American by a number of national publications and was the runner-up for ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year in voting
  • Also selected to the All-ACC team as a rookie in 2021
  • Enters 2022 with 43 career tackles, 3.5 tackes for loss, 3 interceptions, 11 passes defended and eight pass breakups

FRESHMAN YEAR (2021):

  • Named a Freshman All-American by ESPN, Pro Football Focus and 247 Sports
  • Third Team All-ACC
  • Runner-up in voting for ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • Shaun Alexander Award Watch List
  • Started all-12 games at corner
  • Had the second-most passes defended in the ACC
  • Led the Orange with three interceptions
  • Became the third Orange true freshman DB and first corner in the last 40 years to earn a week 1 starting job out of camp, joining Andre Cisco (2018) and Markus Paul (1985), who both went on to be drafted in the first four rounds of the NFL Draft
  • Had 43 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions and eight pass breakups in his freshman season
  • Had eight tackles, an interception and 0.5 tackles for loss in his collegiate debut at Ohio (9/4)
  • Was named ACC Rookie of the Week and Pro Football Focus and 247 Sports True Freshman of the Week for his play vs. the Bobcats
  • Made five tackles against Rutgers (9/11)
  • Had a pass breakup and a tackle vs. UAlbany (9/18)
  • Tied his career high with five solo tackles against Liberty (9/24) and also had a pass breakup
  • Had three tackles and a highlight-reel interception at Florida State (10/2)
  • Made five tackles against Wake Forest (10/9)
  • Had a solo tackle and a pass breakup vs. Clemson (10/15)
  • Made four solo tackles and had a PBU at Virginia Tech (10/23)
  • Had four tackles and a tackle for loss against Boston College (10/30)
  • Made two tackles at Louisville (11/20)
  • Had a career-high two pass breakups at NC State (11/20)
  • Made four tackles, a career-high two tackles for loss and had an interception in the end zone against Pittsburgh (11/27

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • Rated four stars by Rivals and ranked as one of the top-25 cornerbacks in the class
  • Had three interceptions in his senior season and had 13 career special teams touchdowns
  • Two-Time USA Today Network All-New Jersey selection, including first-team honors in 2020
  • Two-time team captain at Camden High School
  • Three-sport athlete, also competing in basketball and track
  • Goes by ‘Duce’

PERSONAL:

  • Darian Chestnut … Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences

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