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Mataeo Durant will be Duke's feature back all season long after racking up 817 yards and eight rushing touchdowns a season ago.
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'It was just time': After breakout season, Duke football's Mataeo Durant prepares for another

Heading into 2020, Durant sat second on the depth chart at running back behind senior captain Deon Jackson. With only 114 career carries to his name and just a single touchdown, he began the season as a bonafide backup, and after an underwhelming start in the season opener against Notre Dame, it seemed as if Durant was destined to lie another season in waiting before his opportunity finally rolled around. Maybe, just maybe, he wasn’t ready yet.