Dixie State, TE / FB
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Joe Don Duncan shattered records as a junior in 2011… he bested those marks in 2013. The tight end corraled a team-high 71 grabs for 1,045 yards with 13 touchdowns. He bested his single-season TD mark in game number seven on the year and became the first Dixie State receiver to eclipse reach the 1,000-yard barrier with 120 yards in the Storm’s win at SFU. Duncan recorded five games over 100 yards to lead all GNAC receivers. Chose Dixie State because he liked the idea of playing on the same team as his brother (Jake Duncan).
C2P -WHAT IS THE BEST QUALITY AT YOUR POSITION?
JDD - I think that my versatility at my position is my best quality. I am able to line up with my hand down and block off tackle, I could line up in the slot and run bubble screens, I can line up as an H-Back and lead block through the hole, or I could be singled up as an outside receiver and use my size to my advantage.
C2P- WHAT TYPE OF OFFENSE DID YOU RUN IN COLLEGE?
JDD - We ran a spread offense and mixed in a lot of the read option/bubble that a lot of schools are running now.
C2P - What part of your game goes most unnoticed or what abilities are in you that haven’t been revealed yet?
JDD - I feel that I can be a great blocker at the next level and the offense I ran in college didn’t necessarily allow me to show those skills because of how much we threw the ball.
C2P - What will be your biggest adjustment moving forward?
JDD - Making sure that I focus on my technique and execution. At the next level everyone is an all conference or all American player, maybe even All-Pro, but if your technique is sound you can be very successful in this game.
C2P - What pro player would you remind us most of with your style of play?
JDD - I believe I play like a combination of Jason Witten and Heath Miller. I like to use my size to my advantage and my knowledge of how the offense works and what the defense is trying to do to help me be successful and I feel both of those players do that when they play.
C2P - How many positions can you play or have played?
JDD - I can play tight end, H-Back/Fullback, long snapper, and I have had experience playing D-line.
C2P - Any all-star invites and if yes have you accepted the invite?
JDD - I have been invited to the NFLPA , East West Shrine, and Reese’s Senior Bowl. I will be attending the Senior Bowl for the January 25th game.
C2P - What teams in the NFL fit your style the best?
JDD - I think because of my versatility that I can fit in with any team’s style in the NFL. I like to think of myself as a hard worker and very coachable. So if I am fortunate to be picked up by a team I’m going to do whatever I am asked to do and whatever I can do to help my team win.
C2P -What makes you stand out? All players are hungry and talented?
JDD - Why you? Why should teams take a deep look at you as an NFL Prospect? As I said before I feel my versatility separates me from other NFL prospects. But one main reason I think I stand out from the other prospects is that I have always been an underdog. I wasn’t really looked at in high school and overlooked in junior college before I made it to Dixie State. I have a blue-collar work ethic and lead by example on and off the field. I give 100% of my time and effort into making sure that I am doing everything I can to help my team be successful.
C2P - What other schools showed interest in your leaving high school?
JDD - The only look I got out of high school was from Sacramento State and that was an offer to walk-on; which I took.
C2P - If you are small school prospect. Why do you feel you slipped through the cracks coming out of high school?
JDD - I came from a small school with not a lot of talent to compete against. I took for granted how easily I could do things compared to the other kids and that showed on film. I’m not saying I wasn’t talented enough to go to a big name program, I’m saying that my effort on the film was not there all the time.
For NFL Scouts
C2P - Have you ever been arrested or have a criminal record?
JDD - No
C2P - Where you a team captain in college?
JDD - Yes
C2P - Have you ever belonged to a gang?
JDD - No
C2P - How many games did you miss due to injury (College)?
JDD - I missed a year with a season ending cartilage injury and one other game with a pulled hamstring.
C2P - How many games did you start?
JDD - 20
C2P - What’s your 40 time, vertical jump, and short shuttle?
JDD - 4.7, 32 inches, 4.3