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Former Duke QB Thomas Sirk to finish career at ECU

Posted April 7

— Former Duke University quarterback Thomas Sirk will finish his college career at East Carolina University.

Sirk tweeted the news Friday afternoon, saying he is "beyond blessed to have another year to play the game I love. I will spend my final year at East Carolina University."

Duke announced Sirk's plans to transfer in February after he was granted a sixth season of eligibility.

Sirk graduated from Duke in May, 2016 with a degree in political science while minoring in education.

He is scheduled to complete degree requirements for a master’s degree in liberal studies this spring. In November of 2016, Sirk was granted an extension of eligibility by the NCAA, making him eligible to participate in the 2017 football season.

Sirk did not see game action for the Blue Devils in 2016 after suffering a partial tear of his left Achilles in August. Despite the injury, he was elected as a team captain for the 2016 season. Sirk previously ruptured his left Achilles tendon in February of 2016 and missed the 2013 season after suffering a ruptured right Achilles tendon in April of that year.

Sirk completes his 24-game Duke career having completed 261-of-441 (.592) pass attempts for 2,692 yards with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions while rushing 210 times for 1,041 yards and 16 touchdowns. He joins Mike Dunn (1975-78) as the only players in Duke history to throw for 2,500-plus yards and rush for 1,000-plus yards.

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