Dukes (1982-85), one of the important building blocks of Bobby Bowden's early Florida State programs in the 1980s, earned consensus All-America honors as a senior offensive guard for Florida State in 1985. He started all 48 games during his four-year career at Florida State, helping lead the Seminoles to a record of 33-13-2 (.708) and appearances in four straight bowl games. Those bowl appearances were the beginning of Florida State's current 31-year consecutive bowl streak. A first-team Freshman All-America in 1982, Dukes earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in 1983 and second-team All-America accolades in 1984. Though not selected in the 1986 NFL Draft, Duke enjoyed a 10-year career in the National Football League, spending eight seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and one year each with Green Bay and Arizona. In all, he played in 124 professional games, starting 62. After retirement from football, Dukes has enjoyed a successful broadcasting career and joined the NFL Network in 2006 as an analyst on NFL Total Access ad NFL GameDay Scoreboard. He is also a regular contributor to NFL.com. Born in Schenectady, N.Y., he played his high school football in Orlando, Fla., and currently lives in Atlanta.
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