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Johnathan Lloyd was one of Duke's vocal soloists earlier this week.

Duke football sings Motown version of 'Santa Claus is Comin' to Town'



Duke is spending Christmas in the Motor City preparing for Tuesday's Quick Lane Bowl against Northern Illinois, and the Blue Devils gave a nod to Detroit's musical heritage before they left town earlier this week.

Duke's team visited the Union Baptist Church in Durham for a rousing rendition of the popular Christmas carol 'Santa Claus is Comin' to Town' in the style of the Jackson 5's version of the song released by Motown Records in 1970.



The solos in the performance went to redshirt junior wide receiver Johnathan Lloyd, senior kicker Will Kline and sophomore long snapper Lee Rodio. The Blue Devils were featured on Good Morning America Friday morning to usher in the holiday weekend.

Since flying to Detroit Thursday, Duke has also made trips to the Henry Ford Museum and Gleaners Food Bank between football practices. The Blue Devils will kick off against the Huskies Tuesday at Ford Field at 5:15 p.m.


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