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Clifford Dukes
Clifford Dukes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lexington Park, Md.

High School:
Great Mills

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 258

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
06/26/1981

Experience:
3L


Anchors Michigan State's defensive line from the STUD end position...has 14 career starts under his belt...AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned MSU's Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award...started the first nine games of the 2002 season at defensive end, playing a career-best 220 minutes...sidelined for the last three games of the season after suffering a sprained shoulder vs. Michigan...led the Spartans in sacks (4 for 22 yards) and ranked second in tackles for losses (8.5 for 31) ...produced a tackle for loss in his last eight games...made 39 tackles (29 solos, 10 assists)...had four solo hits vs. Minnesota, including a 1-yard sack...posted two tackles for losses (5 yards) vs. Iowa...had five solo tackles vs. Northwestern, including one behind the line...registered sacks in three-straight games vs. Rice (7 yards), California (7) and Notre Dame (7)...recorded nine tackles (6-3), tying his career best, vs. Notre Dame...posted four solo stops vs. California...contributed six tackles (3-3) vs. Rice...played a career-high 38 minutes vs. Minnesota...AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in all 12 games in 2001, including five starts at defensive end (vs. Central Michigan, Notre Dame, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin)...registered 41 tackles (25 solos, 16 assists), including two sacks (10 yards), and two pass break-ups...recorded a sack (6 yards) vs. Fresno State in the Silicon Valley Football Classic...had five tackles each vs. Missouri (3-2) and Penn State (3-2), including a sack (4 yards)...contributed six stops each vs. Purdue (5-1) and Notre Dame (5-1)...produced a season-high nine tackles (6-3) vs. Central Michigan in the 2001 opener...played 142.5 minutes, including a season-high 21 minutes vs. Notre Dame...2000 SEASON: Redshirted...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the Mid-Atlantic's top players by SuperPrep (No. 13) and Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report (No. 30)...rated among the state's top fullbacks (No. 3) by Lemming...recorded 105 tackles (56 solos, 49 assists), including eight for losses, and intercepted two passes as a senior...also forced four fumbles and recovered three...rushed for 619 yards on 119 carries and scored seven touchdowns in '99...son of Gloria Dukes...born June 26, 1981...majoring in family community services.

Dukes' Statistics
	G/GS	UT	AT	TM   TFL	Sacks
2001	12/5	25	16	41   2-10	2-10
2002	9/9	29	10	39   8.5-31	4-22
Career	21/14	54	26	80   10.5-41	6-32

Dukes' Career Highs Tackles: 9, twice (last vs. Notre Dame, 2002) Tackles for Losses: 2, vs. Iowa (2002) Sacks: 1, six times (last vs. Minnesota, 2002)

Dukes' Game-By-Game Statistics 2001 Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks Central Michigan 6 3 9 0-0 0-0 Notre Dame 5 1 6 0-0 0-0 Northwestern 0 4 4 0-0 0-0 Iowa 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Minnesota 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 Michigan 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Indiana 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 Purdue 5 1 6 0-0 0-0 Penn State 3 2 5 1-4 1-4 Missouri 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 Fresno State 1 0 1 1-6 1-6 Totals 25 16 41 2-10 2-10

2002 Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks Eastern Michigan 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Rice 3 3 6 1-7 1-7 California 4 0 4 1-7 1-7 Notre Dame 6 3 9 1-7 1-7 Northwestern 5 0 5 1-1 0-0 Iowa 3 1 4 2-5 0-0 Minnesota 4 0 4 0.5-1 1-1 Wisconsin 1 2 3 1-2 0-0 Michigan 2 1 3 1-1 0-0 Indiana DNP Purdue DNP Penn State DNP Totals 29 10 39 8.5-31 4-22