Former Duke All-America wide receiver Chris Castor will represent his alma mater as a member of the 2014 ACC Football Legends class to be honored at the league’s championship game in Charlotte on Dec. 6.
The group will be recognized at the ACC Night of Legends sponsored by the Belk Bowl on Dec. 5, and on Dec. 6, during ceremonies at Bank of America Stadium.
A native of Cary, Castor was the ACC Player of the Year and second team All-America selection by the Associated Press as a senior in 1982 after catching 46 passes for 952 yards and 13 touchdowns. While earning first team All-ACC and Duke MVP honors in 1982, he established the school’s single-season record for average yards per reception (20.70), a mark that stood until 2007 (Eron Riley; 20.75).
Castor finished his collegiate career with 73 receptions for 1,384 yards and 17 touchdowns. He continues to rank among Duke’s all-time leaders in yards per reception average (1st; 18.96), most consecutive games with one or more touchdown reception (t1st; 6), most games with two or more touchdown receptions (t2nd; 5), touchdown receptions (t8th), receiving yardage (19th) and pass receptions (44th).
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After representing Duke in the annual East-West Shrine Game, Castor was a fifth round selection of the Seattle Seahawks in the 1983 NFL Draft.
Castor is joined in the 2014 ACC Football Legends class by Chris Snee (Boston College), Donnell Woolford (Clemson), Derrick Brooks (Florida State), John Davis (Georgia Tech), Frank Minnifield (Louisville), Darrin Smith (Miami), Greg Ellis (North Carolina), Jesse Campbell (N.C. State), Hugh Green (Pitt), Art Monk (Syracuse), George Welsh (Virginia), Jake Grove (Virginia Tech) and Alan White (Wake Forest).
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