Duke senior quarterback Sean Renfree was awarded with the Pop Warner College Football Award given a Pop Warner alumnus who has made a difference on the field, in the classroom and in his community.
David Cutcliffe and quarterback Sean Renfree have given the Duke Football program some positive news in the last few days.
Renfree was one of four finalist including Miami running back Mike James, UConn wide receiver Nick Williams and Michigan offensive lineman Patrick Omameh. A redshirt senior captain, and a starter for the last three years, Renfree has led the Blue Devils to a 6-5 (3-4 ACC) record and the Blue Devils first bowl season since 1994.
This year Renfree has thrown for 2,323 yards, 14 touchdowns and 8 interceptions while completeing 67.3 percent of his passes making him one of the most accurate passers in Blue Devils history. For his career he has thrown for 8,675 yards, and 45 touchdown passes.
According to a GoDuke.com release Renfree is pursuing a graduate degree in humanities. He owns a 3.81 grade point average in his graduate program and recently was named to the Capital One Academic All-District III Team. He earned his undergraduate degree in public policy and is a four-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll and a two-time selection to the Academic All-ACC Football Team.
Renfree is also does a lot for the city of Durham, volunteering his time with numerous community service projects, including the Duke Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Read with the Blue Devils, Durham Rescue Mission, the MLK “Million Meals” Event and Active Teens.
The Pop Warner Award adds to Renfree’s growing trophy case. Already this season he has been named a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete, a member of the AFCA Good Works Team and a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.
The other bit of good news for the Duke Football program came from David Cutcliffe’s teleconference on Sunday when the coach announced that he would be remaining at Duke.
Following the announcement that Tennesseee had parted ways with Derek Dooley many were speculating the the Volunteers might come after Cutcliffe due to his previous history with the program, but the Blue Devil head coach quickly snuffed out those rumors with his statement.
Despite that there are some that will likely hold out belief until the vacancy is filled but my thought is and has been for some time that Cutcliffe will be staying at Duke for the foreseeable future.
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