Duke adds seven transfers to 2022 roster





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DURHAM- Duke’s head football coach Mike Elko announced on Wednesday the addition of seven graduate transfers to the 2022 roster.

Joining the Blue Devils this fall will be jack burns (Cornell), Cam Dillon (Colombia), Andre Harris (State of Arkansas), Darius Carpenter (Western Illinois), Luck Lytle (Colorado), Anthony Nelson (Harvard) Young Datrone (State of Iowa).

The class includes three offensive linemen, a defensive end, a linebacker and two defensive backs.

jack burns

OL | 6-4 | 295

  • Four-year member of the Cornell University football program in 2018-19-20-21 (2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19)
  • Earned 2021 All-Ivy League Second Team honors
  • Appeared in 35 career games, making 29 starts at center
  • Last season in 2021, helped the Big Red lead the Ivy League and rank fifth nationally with 0.9 sacks allowed per game
  • The offensive line in 2021 allowed a school-high nine sacks and finished 16th nationally in fewest tackles for loss allowed per game (4.2)
  • In 2019, Cornell’s offensive line allowed a sack or less in five of the Ivy League team’s seven games and played four games with over 400 total rushing yards.
  • Born November 29, 1999
  • Graduated from Cornell in May 2022, with a degree in Applied Economics and Management
  • Currently pursuing a Masters in Management Studies at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business
  • Son of Robert and Barbara Burns

Cam Dillon

LB | 6-2 | 229

  • Four-year member and three-year letterers of the Harvard University football program in 2018-19-20-21 (2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19)
  • 2021 All-Ivy League Second Team Selection
  • In 23 career games (12 starts), recorded 81 tackles, 15.5 TFL, 9.5 sacks, one INT, two forced fumbles and one safety
  • Ranked 15th in career sacks at Columbia
  • In 2021, set the Lions record for most sack yards in a season (68) and ranked fourth for most sacks in a season (8.5)
  • Named Stats Perform National and Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 11, 2021, after season-best eight tackles, a school-record 5.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a safety at Central Connecticut State in 2021
  • Finished 2021 with a team-best 13.0 TFL, 8.5 sacks and two forced fumbles
  • Recorded his career-best 10 tackles against Georgetown and Saint Francis (Pennsylvania) in 2019
  • Carded an INT against Marist in 2021
  • Selected the team’s most valuable defensive player
  • Born July 27, 1999
  • Graduated from Columbia in May 2022, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Currently pursuing a Masters in Management Studies at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business
  • Son of Michael and Lynn Dillon

Andre Harris

OL | 6-3 | 312

  • Five-year member of the Arkansas State University football program in 2017-18-19-20-21
  • Two-time honorable mention All-Sun belt pick (2019 and 2021)
  • Played 46 career games with 43 starts for the Red Wolves
  • Won the 2021 Withrow Award as the team’s top offensive lineman
  • Helped Arkansas State rank in the top 15 in passing offense for three straight years (2019-20-21) and top 25 in four straight (2018-19-20-21 )
  • Over the past three years, guided the Red Wolves to record 30 games with 300+ total rushing yards and 24 games with 400+ yards
  • Provided protection in 2020 for Arkansas State to score a Sun Belt record 39 TD through the air
  • Blocked for Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year QB Justice Hansen, as well as Sun Belt Freshman of the Year RB Marcel Murray in 2018 for logging 1,962 passing yards and 459 rushing yards respectively
  • Born December 1, 1998
  • Graduated from Arkansas State in May 2022, with a degree in Business Administration
  • Enrolled in Duke’s Continuing Studies Program
  • Son of Andre Harris Sr. and LaToya Moore

Darius Carpenter

comics | 6-2 | 200

  • One-year member of Western Illinois University football program (2021) and four-year member of Jacksonville State University (2017-18-19-20)
  • Started all 11 games at Western Illinois, recording 142 tackles, 7.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, one INT, five PBUs, three QB pressures and one forced fumble
  • Was FCS All-America winner in 2021 (Associated Press, 1st; Athlon Sports, 1st; Stats Perform, 1st; HERO Sports, 2nd; and Phill Steele, 3rd)
  • Finished sixth in voting for the 2021 FCS Buck Buchanan Stats Perform Award, which honors Defensive Player of the Year in the FCS sub-division of college football
  • Was named the 2021 First-Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference winner and selected to the MVFC Newcomer Squad
  • Led the FCS in total tackles and solo tackles (79)
  • Recorded a career-high 23 tackles against Youngstown State, which ranked sixth-best in Fighting Leathernecks history for a single game
  • Tab the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) and FCS Stats Perform National Defensive Player of the Week after this performance
  • Recorded double-digit tackles in nine career games, including seven outings with 12+ tackles
  • At JSU, appeared in 27 career games (four starts), compiling 80 tackles, 4.0 TFL, one INT, three PBUs and one QB pressure
  • Born September 29, 1998
  • Graduated from Jacksonville State in May 2021, with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry
  • Currently pursuing a Masters in Management Studies at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business
  • Son of Robert and Regina Joiner

­Luck Lytle

OL | 6-7 | 329

  • Five-year member (2017-18-19-20-21) and four-year winner (2018-19-20-21) of the University of Colorado football program
  • Played in 30 career games (four starts), with the Buffaloes
  • Two-time honorable mention Academic All-Colorado selected by the Colorado Chapter of the National Football Foundation (2019 and 2020)
  • Born June 9, 1998
  • Graduated from Colorado in December 2021, with a double degree in musical and vocal performance and psychology
  • Currently pursuing a Masters in Management Studies at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business
  • Son of Gregory and Lanita Lytle.

Anthony Nelson

FROM | 6-2 | 254

  • Four-year member of the Harvard University football program in 2018-19-20-21 (2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19)
  • Member of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society 2021
  • In 24 career games, compiled 56 tackles, 11.0 TFL, 8.0 sacks, one PBU, six QB pressures and one blocked field goal
  • Recorded a career-high seven tackles against Princeton in 2019
  • Scored a blocked basket against Penn in 2021
  • Carded One caused a fumble against Howard in 2019
  • Born January 7, 2000
  • Graduated from Harvard in May 2022, with a degree in government and psychology
  • Currently pursuing a Masters in Management Studies at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business
  • Son of Tony and Joli Nelson.

Young Datrone

comics | 5-9 | 179

  • Five-year member (2017-18-19-20-21) and four-year winner (2018-19-20-21) of the Iowa State University football program
  • In 43 career games (25 starts), recorded 87 tackles, 4.0 TFL, seven PBUs and one INT
  • Recorded a career-high eight tackles at West Virginia in 2021
  • Collected an INT against Northern Iowa in 2021
  • Participated in four bowling games (Valero Alamo 2018, Camping World 2019, PlayStation Fiesta 2020, and Cheez-It 2021) and the 2020 Big 12 Championship game against No. 12 Oklahoma
  • Had four tackles and a PBU against the Sooners in the Big 12 Championship game
  • Earned a season-high seven tackles and a PBU against Oregon in the 2020 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
  • 2020 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Born December 4, 1998
  • Graduated from Iowa State in May 2022, with a degree in Liberal Studies
  • Enrolled in Duke’s Continuing Studies Program
  • Son of Latashia Young

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