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Duke football's Gunnar Holmberg enters transfer portal

Quarterback Gunnar Holmberg has thrown for 1,860 yards this season.
Quarterback Gunnar Holmberg has thrown for 1,860 yards this season.

Just a day after athletic director Nina King announced David Cutcliffe would not return as Duke's head coach next year, quarterback Gunnar Holmberg entered the transfer portal, per Rivals. 

Holmberg started all but the one game he missed due to injury, and the graduate student tallied up 2,358 passing yards to go along with seven touchdowns through the air. His most memorable performance came against Kansas, when he rushed for four touchdowns and thew for 328 yards on a 75.9% completion rate. 

The Wake Forest, N.C., native had a winding road in Durham, working through injuries and patiently waiting his turn during his four years. Upon finally winning the starting job this year, Holmberg impressed early on with his efficiency and helped pull Duke out to a 3-1 start. His productivity decreased after the Georgia Tech game Oct. 9, but nonetheless Holmberg served as a captain and leader of this year's squad. 

At this point, redshirt senior Lummie Young IV, senior Jake Bobo, sophomore Gary Smith III, redshirt junior Jeremiah Lewis, redshirt junior Zamari Ellis, redshirt senior Nate Thompson and redshirt junior Jarett Garner have all entered the portal.

This story was last updated Dec. 19 at 7:59 p.m.

Jake C. Piazza

Jake Piazza is a Trinity senior and was sports editor of The Chronicle's 117th volume.


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