'Cats return to the practice field tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.
Prior to Ohio: Three star recruit according to ESPN.com... Three-year varsity letterwinner... Selected as a team captain during his senior season... Threw for 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns in just five games during the 2012 season... Also rushed for 320 yards on the ground... Passed for 1,050 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2011... Played on the Louisville High School football team that went 10-1 and won the Northeast Buckeye Conference Championship... Also was a three-year letterwinner of the varsity baseball team and earned one varsity letter on the boy's basketball team.
Personal: Born Dec. 4, 1995... Son of Andy and Caryn Duckworth... Has two older siblings (Christian and Caitlin)... Enjoys football, baseball, working out and hanging out with friends... Lists Peyton Manning as his favorite athlete and the Cleveland Browns as his favorite professional football team... Earned Scholar Athlete honors as a junior and senior... Was a member of the CHAMPS Leadership program... Expects to major in Business.
Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach Brian Haines on Duckworth: "Even with his bad luck with injury, he never lost his competitive edge. He is a proven leader and we look forward to having him on campus."