Jamie Dukes

Jamie Dukes

Jamie Dukes
No. 73, 64, 63
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1964-06-14) June 14, 1964
Place of birth: Schenectady, New York
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school: Orlando (FL) Maynard Evans
College: Florida State
Undrafted: 1986
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 1982 Football News Freshman 1st Team All-American,
  • 1983 Football News All-American Honorable Mention,
  • 1984 Football News 2nd Team All-American,
  • Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention,
  • 1985 Walter Camp 1st Team All-American,
  • Football Writers Association 1st Team All-American,
  • Associated Press 2nd Team All-American,
  • United Press International 2nd Team All-American,
  • Football News 3rd Team All-American, and NCAA Consensus All-American.
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 124
Games started: 62
Fumble recoveries: 1
Stats at NFL.com

Jamie Donnell Dukes (born June 14, 1964) is a former Braselton, Georgia.

Early years

Dukes was born in Schenectady, New York. He attended Evans High School in Orlando, Florida.

Professional career

Despite a strong showing at Florida State, Dukes went undrafted in 1986. He began his career with the Atlanta Falcons playing for 8 seasons up to the end of 1993. He finished his career in Atlanta playing in 110 games for the Falcons. The following year he signed a 1-year deal with Green Bay and started 6 games for the Packers. In 1995, Dukes signed another 1-year contract, this time with the Arizona Cardinals. He had started 8 games that season. At the end of the year, Dukes retired, completing his career playing in 124 games, and starting 62.[1] He fumbled 6 times in his career 5 recovered by his own team and 1 recovered by the opponent's team for a total of -6 yards[2]

Post-playing career

Dukes joined NFL Network in 2006 as an analyst on NFL Total Access and NFL GameDay Scoreboard alongside Paul Burmeister and Tom Waddle. He is also a regular contributor to NFL.com. During NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football schedule, Dukes, Paul Burmeister and Bucky Brooks can be seen providing complementary coverage on NFL.com/LIVE: Thursday Night Football. He also participated in the NFL Network's coverage of the 2008 NFL Draft as a desk host in New York and helped cover the 2009 Pro-Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii, interviewing players for NFL Total Access.

As of 2010, Dukes spearheaded a grassroots, weight-loss program called the "Billion Pound Blitz Initiative".[3]

His 2012 season will include analyst duties on the United Football League broadcasts on CBS Sports Network according to a league media guide. He also hosts the Rick and Jamie show on WZGC-FM (Atlanta 92.9 The Game).

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=DUKESJAM01
  3. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sFipYGoo_I

External links

  • Atlanta Falcons website
  • Database Football
  • SportsNite at Comcast Sports South
  • Jamie Dukes on Twitter
  • The Billion Pound Blitz Initiative website
  • [2]