Mallard Creek running back Jela Duncan, the 2011 Charlotte Observer offensive player of the year, has signed to play football at Duke.
Duncan, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound senior, was the top offensive player on the Mavericks team that was ranked among the top 20 nationally by several publications for much of the season. Duncan, who had a 74-yard scoring run in the Shrine Bowl, finished the year with 2,307 yards on 220 carries and 30 touchdowns. He also caught 27 passes for 465 yards and five scores.
His rushing yards are the fourth-most in Mecklenburg County history. His touchdowns are tied for 12th.
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