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#40 Duke Riley
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Buras, La.
High School: John Curtis HS
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 08/09/1994
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Duke Riley Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/11/2016

Worked his way into position to start at linebacker as a senior after excelling during spring drills … Earned several coaches awards following spring practice, including the Mike Miley Leadership Award for outstanding leadership on defense … A speedy linebacker that has the ability to put pressure on the quarterback and cover receivers down field … Seasoned veteran who has played in 38 career games with one start … Accumulated 51 tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery in his career.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Played in all 12 games, seeing time as a reserve linebacker and also on special teams units … One of the team's leading tacklers on special teams coverage … Finished the year with 24 tackles and half a tackle for a loss … Recorded seven tackles and half a tackle for a loss versus Eastern Michigan ... Posted five tackles in the win over Auburn.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Saw action in all 13 games with one start ... Earned his first career start versus Louisiana-Monroe at the SAM linebacker spot ... Racked up a career-high eight tackles in place of Lamar Louis against Louisiana-Monroe ... Posted two tackles versus No. 14 Wisconsin, Mississippi State, Kentucky and Alabama ... Recovered a fumble at Texas A&M on kickoff coverage in the second quarter that led to an LSU field goal and a 17-7 Tiger lead … Also a valuable member on LSU's special teams units ... Tied for the team lead with nine tackles on special teams.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Registered 13 appearances at linebacker and on LSU's special team units … Posted a half tackle for a loss of eight yards when Auburn's punter dropped the ball and tried to get off the punt ... Collected a season's best two tackles versus Arkansas.

HIGH SCHOOL
Honored as the 2012 Most Outstanding Defensive Player in Class 2A by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … Also named to the 2012 Class 2A All-State Team by LSWA … Recorded 124 tackles in his senior season … Led John Curtis to the Class 2A State Championship in his junior and senior seasons … Racked up 10 total tackles and scored a touchdown on a 80-yard fumble recovery in the 2012 Class-2A State Championship Game … Earned MVP honors as a sophomore in the 2010 Class-2A Title Game where he recorded 21 tackles … A four-star recruit according to ESPN.com … Given three stars by Rivals.com, 247sports.com and Scout.com … Listed as the No. 17 prospect in Louisiana by ESPN.com … Ranked as the No. 23 prospect in Louisiana by 247sports.com … Rated as the No. 26 linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com … Coached by J.T. Curtis.

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 9, 1994 … Parents are Kesha Riley and Duke Bergham ... Majoring in sport administration.

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 8, ULM, 2014
Tackles for loss: 0.5, 2x (Last: vs. Eastern Michigan, 2015; First: vs. Auburn, 2013)
Sacks: 0

RILEY'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2013
13-0
1
6
7
0.5-8
0-0
0
0
0-0
0
0-0
2014 13-1
6
14 20
0-0
0-0
0 0 0-0 0
1-0
2015 12-0 12 12 24 0.5-1 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0
Totals
38-1
19
32
51
1.0-9
0-0
0
0
0-0
0
1-0