David Duran, TE

School: Coastal Carolina  |  Conference: BSOU
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Marietta, GA
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 250 lbs.
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Ranked among the nation's top tight ends by Scouts, Inc. (No. 48) and Scout.com (No. 71) . . . named to PrepStar's All- Southeast Team . . . rated among Georgia's top 75 seniors by Scout.com (No. 74) . . . one of six tight ends listed among the Best of the Rest in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . . three-year starter for Coach Irv Sigler at Kell High School in Marietta, Ga. . . . served as team captain in 2006 and presented the Perseverance Award by the coaching staff . . . two-way starter as a junior and senior, playing both tight end and defensive end . . . had 16 catches for 151 yards (9.4 avg.) and one touchdown in 2006 . . . set career highs with six receptions for 76 yards vs. Marietta, including a TD grab . . . made 15 tackles as a senior, with two for losses including a sack . . . credited with five quarterback pressures and one interception . . . a sprained ankle limited his playing time and production in 2005-06 . . . started 10 games at outside linebacker as a sophomore . . .
Son of David and Beth Duran . . . born July 13, 1989 . . . no-preference major.
Latest News
08/05/2012 - For David Duran, last season began with talk of an even larger role in the Coastal Carolina offense, growing attention from NFL scouts and the promise of what could be a very fulfilling senior campaign for the all-conference tight end. It ended in late September after just four games, five catches and with the specter of a potentially career-ending shoulder surgery suddenly clouding his football future. "There was a period of time where I really just kind of contemplated, ???Why me? Why now? Why this?'?" he said, reflecting back. But those questions aren't necessary anymore. Duran is back in camp with the Chanticleers, now the elder statesman of the roster after being granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. The shoulder is sound. The preseason talk, this time from the new coaching staff, is again about finding more ways to get the sure-handed tight end involved in the offense. And the NFL scouts, well, they'll be back if Duran can prove he's still one of the top FCS players at his position. "There's not a lot of guys in the country that are 6-6, 245-250 [pounds] that can run and catch and do the things that he can do," CCU offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude said. And as he prepared to head out to the field Saturday for the Chants' third practice of fall camp, Duran reiterated that he's just thankful to still have the opportunity to do those things. Whatever the future holds, he'll worry about that when the time comes. "I'm just having fun just playing the game," he said. "I missed being out there, having to watch, not getting to do stuff. This is what I've been doing my whole life, so I'm just having a blast." - Ryan Young, The Sun News

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