Anthony Boone Bio:
2013: Enters the season as Duke’s starting quarterback … takes the QB reigns from Sean Renfree, a seventh round selection of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2013 NFL Draft after starting 35 games and throwing for 9,465 yards and 51 TDs as a Blue Devil … intense competitor and natural quarterback … owns a very strong throwing arm … expected to improve accuracy and consistency … aggressive runner with the football … possesses quality leadership traits along with a charismatic personality … in 22 career games (1 start), has completed 79-of-148 (.534) passes for 829 yards with six TDs and three INTs while rushing 70 times for 211 yards (3.01) and six TDs and catching one pass for 21 yards … has played 362 career snaps … among active QBs in the ACC, ranks sixth in total points (36), 10th in passing yards, 10th in total offensive yards (1,040) and tied for 10th in TD passes … in the annual Spring Game, led the Blue squad to a 27-12 victory by completing 18-of-30 (.600) passes for 273 yards with two TDs and two INTs.
2012: Played in 12 games with one starting assignment as the second string QB behind three-year starter and eventual NFL Draft selection Sean Renfree … did not see game action at Georgia Tech … on the year, completed 49-of-95 (.516) pass attempts for 531 yards with five TDs and two INTs while rushing 26 times for 82 yards (3.15) and two TDs … came off the bench to replace the injured Renfree at Wake Forest, and scored the game-winning TD on a four-yard run with 11:35 remaining in the fourth period … became just the fifth QB in Duke history to score a game-winning, fourth quarter touchdown on the ground, joining Jerry Barger (1953 vs. Purdue), Sonny Jurgensen (1955 vs. Ohio State), Stanley Driskell (1979 vs. East Carolina) and Renfree (2011 vs. Boston College) … in the 34-27 road victory over the Demon Deacons, completed eight-of-11 (.727) passes for 54 yards while rushing three times for 10 yards and one TD … one week later, received first career start in place of the injured Renfree and directed Duke to a 42-17 home victory over Virginia by completing 18-of-31 (.581) passes for 212 yards and four TDs while rushing seven times for 41 yards … scoring throws versus the Cavaliers covered 54 (Jamison Crowder), 37 (Conner Vernon), 12 (Juwan Thompson) and 45 (Vernon) yards while the Blue Devils rushed for a then season-high 182 yards, allowed zero sacks and committed zero turnovers … guided the Duke offense to 28 points following intermission to overcome a 17-14 halftime deficit as the Blue Devils controlled the clock for 17:40, including 10:12 in the final period … matched the school record for most TD passes for a QB in a first career start, equaling the standard set by Dave Brown against Wake Forest in 1989 … also against the Cavaliers, was on the throwing end of Vernon’s 233rd career pass reception, which broke former Clemson standout Aaron Kelly’s all-time ACC record for catches … in week two at Stanford, was 13-of-21 (.619) through the air for 147 yards with one INT … hit on five-of-nine (.555) tosses for 72 yards with one INT at Virginia Tech … other passing TD covered six yards to Jack Wise against N.C. Central … other rushing TD came against North Carolina … helped the Blue Devils score a school single-season record 410 points while ranking second in the ACC in sacks allowed per pass attempt (1:29.00) … part of a Duke offensive unit that ranked among the ACC leaders in first downs per game (4th; 22.15), time of possession (4th; 31:07), passing yards per game (5th; 283.9) and points per game (5th; 31.5) … on the field for 238 snaps including a season-high 72 versus Virginia.
2011: Played in 10 games, missing the FIU and Florida State contests … completed 30-of-53 (.566) passes for 298 yards with one TD and one INT … rushed 44 times for 129 yards and four TDs and caught one pass for 21 yards … scored on a three-yard run in first collegiate game against Richmond … versus No. 6 Stanford, hit on seven-of-nine (.778) passes for 70 yards while rushing for one TD … had two rushing TDs against Wake Forest … played a season-high 32 snaps at North Carolina, hitting on 12-of-20 (.600) throws for 111 yards with one TD and one INT … also versus the Tar Heels, rushed for a season-best 41 yards on seven attempts and caught a 21-yard pass from Jamison Crowder … played 124 snaps on the year.
2010: Did not see game action.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered four seasons at Weddington High School under coaches Ed Susi (2006), Phil Williams (2007-08) and Justin Hardin (2009) … helped team to state playoff appearances in 2006 and 2009 … listed as the 37th-top quarterback in the nation by ESPN.com … as a senior, passed for 1,530 yards and 13 TDs while rushing for 780 yards and 11 TDs … in junior campaign, threw for 1,400 yards and 12 TDs while rushing for 1,000 yards and 11 TDs … finished prep career with 9,010 yards of total offense, rushing for 3,642 yards and passing for 5,368 yards … accounted for 81 total TDs (41 passing & 40 rushing) in high school career … four-time all-conference and all-county selection … also lettered in baseball … earned all-conference and all-county honors on the diamond.