Borders is 3rd straight Blue Devil to go to NFLPA Bowl
Duke cornerback Breon Borders has been selected to participate in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl scheduled Jan. 21 at the StubHub Center on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills. Borders is the third straight Blue Devil to appear in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, joining Takoby Cofield in 2014 and Max McCaffrey in 2015.
In four years with the Blue Devils, Borders helped the program to 31 victories, tying his group of seniors for the sixth winningest in Duke history. Borders was part of three consecutive bowl games and the 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl championship team, as well as the 2013 ACC Coastal Division winners.
Borders ended his career tied for sixth in the program’s record book in interceptions while ranking second in PBUs and third in passes defended (46). His 11 pass breakups in 2016 were tied for the 10th most in a year at Duke. He registered four PBUs at Northwestern in 2016 to tie for the fifth most in a game in program history. Borders also set the Duke freshman record for INTs in a season (four in 2013) and shares the Duke rookie record for INTs in a game (two vs. Florida State, 2013).
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