Duke football: Riley Leonard denied homework extension from professor

Duke football quarterback Riley Leonard (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke football quarterback Riley Leonard (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

Duke football quarterback Riley Leonard did not get a homework extension. 

The entire nation was talking about Riley Leonard and the Duke football team following its 28-7 rout over No. 9 Clemson on Monday night to wrap up the first weekend of the season, but the Blue Devil signal caller had something else on his mind when the game went final.

A video went viral of the junior asking one of his professors for an extension on his homework that was due by midnight on Tuesday morning.

“Professor Taylor, if you’re seeing this please let me turn in my homework late because it’s due tonight,” Leonard said on the field at Wallace Wade Stadium still in his uniform.

The Duke star completed 17-of-33 passes for 175 yards while rushing for 98 yards and a touchdown to begin the third quarter that gave Duke a lead it would not relinquish.

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Head coach Mike Elko’s squad would see itself go from unranked in the Associated Press Top-25 Poll to begin the game but rise all the way to No. 21 in the country after its shocking upset.

Professor responds to Duke football quarterback

Unfortunately for Riley Leonard, he will have some points deducted from his homework assignment despite his legend on campus growing.

“Hey Riley, great game last night,” Professor Donald Taylor said in a video published by the Duke University social media accounts. “It was so exciting. Congratulations to you and all your teammates.”


“But, you know, Wesley Williams and the other lineman who are in the class said they prepared ahead and did [the homework] ahead of time so why didn’t the quarterback?”

“So no way man, no extension.”

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Perhaps not the best way to begin the fall semester by not turning in a homework assignment but it seems safe to assume that Leonard, who has a 3.9 grade point average (GPA) will make it up in the classroom.

Duke (1-0) hosts Lafayette (1-0) on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra).

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