Duke football quarterback Chase Brice hints spending two years in Durham

Duke football transfer quarterback hands the ball off for the Clemson Tigers in 2019.
Duke football transfer quarterback hands the ball off for the Clemson Tigers in 2019. /

Duke football transfer quarterback Chase Brice hinted at spending two years in Durham in a recent television interview.

Typically, graduate transfers only have one year left at the school they commit to, but that is what makes quarterback Chase Brice different.

On Super Bowl Sunday, the former Clemson backup announced that he would be attending Duke University in order to achieve his Master’s Degree, and it came at a perfect time as senior quarterback Quentin Harris would be graduating and the quarterback position was a major question mark for David Cutcliffe.

After missing a bowl game for the first time since 2016 and just the second time since 2011, Duke could have its QB under wraps for the next two years.

In a recent interview on Packer and Durham, Chase Brice expressed his thoughts, ideas, and perceptions on the Blue Devil program for the next two years and the group of players that will be coming into Duke.


Brice, who would be eligible to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft following his first season at Duke, has been talked about as a major prospect for the 2021 Senior Bowl by the game’s Executive Director Jim Nagy.

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Nagy posted a picture of his big board, which has Brice at the top of his list, along with his former teammate Trevor Lawrence, who’s expected to be the No. 1 overall pick next spring after leaving Clemson after his junior year.

At Clemson, Brice completed 61.2 percent of his passes for 1,023 yards, nine touchdowns, and four interceptions.

Brice also rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown in his two seasons with the Tigers.

In the interview on the ACC Network, Brice mentioned that he liked Duke coming out of high school and always “had an eye for” the program but ultimately opted to attend Clemson.

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However, he consulted head coach Dabo Swinney during his time in the transfer portal, and the head coach led his QB in the direction of the Blue Devils because of David Cutcliffe’s background with developing quarterbacks.

Cutcliffe has coached Peyton and Eli Manning and most recently molded Daniel Jones into the No. 6 overall pick of the New York Giants in the 2019 NFL Draft.

If Chase Brice sticks around Durham for two seasons, Cutcliffe and the entire Duke football program would be thrilled as another professional QB could be calling the shots for the Blue Devils.