DURHAM — Duke football coach David Cutcliffe announced Tuesday that Walt Canty, Ross Cockrell, Sean Renfree and Conner Vernon were team captains for the 2012 season. The individuals were elected by their teammates.
Canty, a senior safety from Roebuck, S.C., will start in the secondary for the third consecutive year and enters the season as Duke’s active leader in tackles with 153.
Cockrell, a redshirt junior cornerback from Waxhaw, also is a three-year starter. In 23 games, he has amassed 116 tackles, four interceptions and 16 pass breakups.
Renfree, a redshirt senior quarterback, will begin this season with career totals of 601 completions in 948 attempts for 6,352 passing yards and 32 touchdowns.
Vernon, a senior receiver, is a two-time second-team All-ACC pick who is the NCAA’s active leader in receptions (198) and receiving yardage (2,675). He is 35 catches and 843 yards short of setting ACC career records.
Campbell: After 1-1 draw Friday at Southern Methodist and a 1-0 victory Sunday at Houston Baptist, the Camels will host UNC Wilmington at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Eakes Athletic Complex.
Junior keeper Ethan Hall, a product of Athens Drive High, was the Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week after allowing just one goal and making 13 saves in 200 minutes.
Mount Olive: The Trojans earned their first No. 1 women’s cross country regional ranking. They return three All-Southeast Region performers.
Mount Olive also is No. 1 in the Division II men’s cross country preseason Southeast Region top 10.