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Five Blue Devils Sign NFL Free Agent Contracts

Five former Duke football players – Thaddeus Lewis, Vince Oghobaase, Ayanga Ok-

Scheyer to Host May Madness: Gaming to Give

After leading the Duke Blue Devils to the 2010 NCAA

National Championship, senior Jon Scheyer plans to give back to the Durham community. The Jon Scheyer Foundation will host May Madness: Gaming to Give on May 1, 2010 from noon to 5 p.m. in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The event will feature Halo 3 and FIFA 2010 Xbox video

game tournaments, as well as live music by Nautical Young, Speak of the Devil and Point Break. In addition, Scheyer and members of the 2010 National Championship team will be on hand to sign autographs. General admission for May Madness will be $10 at

the door. Duke students will be admitted for $5 with their student ID. Children under the age of 12 will be admitted free of charge. Entry forms for the video game tournaments can be found on www.jonscheyer.com. Proceeds from May Madness will benefit the Jimmy V Foundation and the Emily K Center. The Jon Scheyer Foundation benefits young people in

the community and serves to develop and encourage the qualities of leadership, dedication and perseverance in the hearts of young people everywhere, and to give back to under served communities in need. For more information about May Madness, visit www.

jonscheyer.com or contact Brooke Scheyer at bscheyer@ brighteststarfoundations.com.

Contact Brooke Scheyer

Brightest Star Foundations www.brighteststarfoundations.com 312.810.3687

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pokowuruk, Vincent Rey and Leon Wright – have signed free agent contracts with respective organizations from the National Football League. Lewis inked with the St. Louis Rams, Oghobaase with the Miami Dolphins and Rey with the Cincinnati Bengals while both Okpokowuruk and Wright signed with the New York Giants. Lewis, a quarterback from Opa-Locka, Fla., established or matched 54 school records

including career pass completions (877), pass attempts (1,510), passing yards (10,065) and passing touchdowns (67) while playing in 47 career games. A two-time second team All-ACC selection, he was one of five finalists for the Davey O’Brien Award in 2009 after throwing for 3,330 yards and 20 touchdowns. His 10,065 passing yards rank as the second-highest career total in ACC history. Oghobaase, a defensive lineman from Houston, Texas, appeared in 44 career games for

the Blue Devils and recorded 165 tackles, 36.5 tackles for loss and 14.0 quarterback sacks. A third team All-America pick by Sporting News in 2009, he twice earned honorable mention All- ACC honors and finished his career ranking among the school’s all-time leaders in both sacks (fifth) and tackles for loss (sixth). Okpokowuruk, a defensive lineman from Charlotte, N.C., played in 47 career games and

amassed 108 tackles along with 19.5 tackles for loss and 10.0 quarterback sacks. As a senior in 2009, he led the Blue Devils in both tackles for loss (9.5) and sacks (6.0). Rey, a linebacker from Far Rockaway, N.Y., saw action in 48 games and is one of 13 players

in Blue Devil history to compile over 300 career tackles. A second team All-ACC choice in 2009, he closed his career with 330 tackles, 28.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and three interceptions while setting school records for fumble returns for a touchdown in both a season (2 in 2008) and career (3). Wright, a defensive back from St. Petersburg, Fla., played in 41 career games as a Blue Devil and posted 155 tackles, 20 pass breakups and 10 inter-

ceptions. In 2009, he received honorable mention All-ACC accolades after compiling 58 stops and five interceptions and, on September 12, 2009, returned interceptions for touchdowns on consecutive plays from scrimmage to help seal Duke’s 35-19 victory over Army. His 10 career interceptions rank in a tie for sixth-most on Duke’s career list.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Duke Student-Athlete of the Week

Henrique Cunha earned this week’s honors after being named ACC Player and Freshman

of the Year. He became just the third Duke player and first freshman to go undefeated at the No. 1 spot during ACC play. He is only the third player in Duke history to win ACC Player of the Year honors and the fourth Freshman of the Year. This weekend he went undefeated while leading Duke to the ACC Tournament Champi-

onship match, a 4-2 loss to No. 1 Virginia. He was 3-0 in singles with wins over No. 9 Michael Shabaz (UVA), No. 27 Steven Forman (WF) and No. 25 Jean-Yves Aubone (FSU). He was 2-0 in doubles with wins over the No. 37 team from Florida State and the No. 19 team from Wake Forest.

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