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Duke's Brown to miss 2014 with torn ACL

Posted August 11, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014

Duke's Kelby Brown during the Blue Devils' game versus Wake Forest on November 23, 2013 in Winston-Salem, NC.  Duke defeated Wake Forest 28-21 (Photo by Jack Morton).

— Duke confirmed Tuesday that redshirt senior linebacker Kelby Brown will miss the entire 2014 season after tearing his left ACL during practice Monday.

“Obviously our hearts go out to Kelby and his family,” Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said. “As I said last night, here is a young man who is an All-ACC and All-America-type player on the field, and even a better person off the field. He has been and will continue to be an integral part of our program."

Brown will undergo surgery Wednesday.

Last season, the 6-foot-2, 230-pound Brown was named to the All-ACC first-team after recording 114 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and pulling in two interceptions. Brown ranked second in the ACC in tackles per game and third in total tackles. He was named to the 2014 Butkus, Nagurski, Bednarik and Lombardi award preseason watch lists.

Brown has amassed 242 career tackles in 32 games at Duke, adding four sacks, three forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.

Brown injured his right knee on Nov. 20, 2010, against Georgia Tech and underwent surgery weeks later. He missed the entire 2012 season while recovering from a second knee surgery in February.

Brown is also a two-time Academic All-ACC selection and graduated in June. He could possibly apply for a sixth year of eligibility.

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  • GETOUT Aug 12, 2014

    With him being All-ACC and potential All American and major injuries on both knees, I don't see him risking his possible future in the NFL on a 6th year at Duke. I see him spending this year getting both knees completely healthy and smashing the NFL combines in preparation for the draft.

  • DEVILS1 Aug 12, 2014

    Hate it for him, he reminds me of Luke Kuechly, he just has a nose for the ball. DUKE will miss him this year; Helton, France, Holmes, Hill, McDonald, Williams, Fisher, Bere and Carmichael can step in and handle things. GO DUKE and speedy recovery to #59!

  • Dean .776 > K .764 Aug 12, 2014

    Hate it for the kid. I know that is tough for him.

  • jshankle Aug 12, 2014

    tough loss for DUKE.. Now the other "D" guys will need to step up. Best wishes Kelby!!!!!!!

  • dukefan133 Aug 12, 2014

    903, Carmichael is a safety in Duke's scheme. He will not be a replacement for Kelby's spot. Hoping Chris Holmes can step up, and CJ France can have a big year. Those are the two names to replace him.

    I hate this for Kelby. He really is a great young man.

  • LuvsThePack Aug 12, 2014

    State, Carolina, and now Duke, have already lost players to injury. Stinks for all of them. Best wishes for quick recoveries, guys!

  • baldchip Aug 12, 2014

    Get well son. Study hard-take this opportunity to get your academics all polished off. Maybe even do some grad school stuff.

    Learn all you can about football from Coach Cut and his staff. THEN, Come back next season for a huge senior season.

  • Jeanne Gunn Aug 12, 2014

    So sorry to see that Brown has a torn ACL, especially after suffering previous injuries on his other knee. Wishing him a speedy recovery and if he wishes, a 6th year of eligibility. Kelby Brown is a perfect example of a student athlete.

  • TeaBagOnLove Aug 12, 2014

    Sad to see a player work so hard and excel on & off the field possibly end his college playing days this way.

    I hope the NCAA grants a 6th year and he recovers 100% to finish on his terms.

  • 903 Born To Be Hateddd Aug 12, 2014

    So sad to see this happen to such a great player and person.

    The good news is, we have 4 star true freshman Zavier Carmichael and now he will see major playing time. And if Kelby applies for and gets that sixth year, things could really be looking good for next season...

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