The ACC’s all-time leader in pass receptions and receiving yardage, Duke‘s Conner Vernon, is headed to play in the 64th annual Senior Bowl. He is the 21st player out of Duke to play in the Senior Bowl, but the first since 1999 (Chris Combs).
The game will be played on January 26th at 4pm ET at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. It will be televised on the NFL Network.
In 48 career games as a Blue Devil, Vernon caught 283 passes for 3,749 yards and 21 touchdowns. Besides setting ACC records in receptions and receiving yards, he also set records for most consecutive games with at least one reception (48), most seasons with 50-plus receptions (four), and most seasons with 70-plus receptions (three). Over his career, he ranks 23rd in the NCAA in catches and 24th in the NCAA in yardage.
The senior captain set Duke’s single season record for catches with 85, which ranks fifth all-time in ACC history. He joined fellow receiver Jamison Crowder to set a school record for most catches by two teammates (161) and receiving yards by two teammates (2,148). Vernon, Crowder, and Desmond Scott set the school record for most catches by three teammates (227) and most receiving yards for three teammates (2,814).
Duke is the ONLY school in the country to have three players with at least 65 receptions on the season.