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CAREER:Veteran member of the offensive line and one of two players who return for a fifth year on the offensive side of the ball ... enjoyed a soild spring practice and enters `09 as the starter at left tackle ... started 12 of 29 career games played for the Irish including two starts at left tackle and 10 starts at right tackle ... logged 376:38 of playing time at Notre Dame ... one of six members of the Irish offensive line in '09 with starting experience.

2008 (SENIOR): Did not see any game action ... missed season following surgery on right hip.

2007 (JUNIOR): Started all 12 games for Irish as an offensive tackle, starting the first two games at left tackle and the final 10 contests at right tackle ... one of two juniors (also Mike Turkovich) to start on the offensive line ... one of four players on offense and eight players on the team to start all 12 games ... made first career start at Notre Dame when he opened at left tackle vs. Georgia Tech ... started at left tackle vs. Penn State ... made first career start at right tackle against Michigan... made second consecutive start at right tackle vs. Michigan State and helped the Irish gain 117 rushing yards ... started seventh game of his career vs. Navy and helped the team rush for a season-best 235 yards and four rushing touchdowns ... on senior day, helped Notre Dame gain 220 yards rushing while averaging 4.6 yards per rush vs. Duke ... logged 301:44 of playing time with 38 special teams appearances.

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 12 of 13 games for the Irish as a reserve offensive lineman ... provided support for freshman Sam Young as a reserve right tackle ... logged 52:09 of playing time with 64 special teams appearances.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Played in five games (Pittsburgh, Washington, BYU, Tennessee and Navy) as a reserve offensive tackle ... saw action late in the 42-21 season-opening victory at Pittsburgh ... also played in the 36-17 win at Washington ... played 6:37 at tackle in the 49-28 win over Purdue ... played 4:58 on offense in the win over BYU ... played 1:10 in the win over Tennessee ... played 1:11 in the win over Navy ... logged 23:45 of playing time.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from East Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga. ... the 2004 Offensive Lineman of the Year for the state of Georgia by the Atlanta Touchdown Club ... named to Super Southern 100 team by Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... played both offensive and defensive tackle as a senior ... first-team pick as an offensive lineman on the Georgia Class 4A all-state team by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... rated the nation's No. 18 offensive tackle by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... played in Georgia's North-South all-star game following his senior season ... attended Notre Dame football camp in the summer of 2004 ... coached by Tim Glanton ... born June 18, 1987, in Adleworth, Ga. ... full name is Paul Emmett Duncan ... second-youngest of four children of Julie and Paul Duncan ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in management-entrepreneurship ... currently enrolled in the graduate studies program.

Duncan's Career Statistics

Year
G-S
Time
2005
5-0
23:45
2006
12-0
52:09
2007
12-12
301:44
2008
Did Not Play
Totals
29-12
376:38

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Paul Duncan
Paul  Duncan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, GA

High School:
East Paulding

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 315

Position:
Offensive Tackle

Birthdate:
06/18/1987

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