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Duke Quarterback Out for the Season

Durham, NC – It was announced Friday August 27th by head football coach David Cutcliffe that Duke University’s redshirt senior quarterback and newly voted captain Thomas Sirk would miss the entire season after a third tear of his left Achilles since 2013. The injury was sustained during practice Thursday night. Sirk just returned to practice this August after recovering from surgery after tearing his Achilles in early February of this year.


Sirk started 12 games in the 2015 campaign, leading Duke to its first bowl victory since 1961 with a 44-41 overtime victory versus Indiana in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl held at Yankee Stadium. For the season, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound quarterback went 251-427 for 2,625 yards with 16 touchdowns and only eight interceptions. He also led the team in rushing with 803 yards and eight touchdowns. Duke will definitely struggle to find production like Sirk provided. Parker Boehme found himself filling in for Sirk on occasions last year, but redshirt freshman Daniel Jones may look to be the quick fix to have someone starting at quarterback on opening day (September 3rd vs North Carolina Central University.)

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Lawrence Davis III
Lawrence Davis, a Durham, North Carolina native, is a Sports Editor/Writer and Webmaster. The High Point University Alum has been writing for the magazine since 2013, covering Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) sports year round, as well as the Durham Bulls (Triple-A) baseball team in spring and summer. Davis is also the Head Coach of the Sanderson High School Varsity Lacrosse team in Raleigh NC, leading his team to numerous school records in only four years with the program. Davis still manages to assist in the organization and facilitation of the Annual NC MLK/Black History Month Parade, Annual NC Juneteenth Celebration, Spectacular Magazine Men of the Year and Spectacular Magazine Women of the Year award programs, among other events. Despite his busy schedule, Lawrence has built and maintains the Spectacular Magazine website and social media. @lawdavis13

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