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Jamie Donnell Dukes (born June 14, 1964) is a former American football center who played 10 seasons for the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, and Arizona Cardinals, of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State.

Jamie Dukes
No. 73, 64, 63
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1964-06-14) June 14, 1964 (age 54)
Schenectady, New York
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school:Maynard Evans
(Orlando, Florida)
College:Florida State
Undrafted:1986
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 1982 Football News Freshman 1st Team All-American,
  • 1983 Football News All-American Honorable Mention,
  • 1984 Football News 2nd Team All-American,
  • Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention,
  • 1985 Walter Camp 1st Team All-American,
  • Football Writers Association 1st Team All-American,
  • Associated Press 2nd Team All-American,
  • United Press International 2nd Team All-American,
  • Football News 3rd Team All-American, and NCAA Consensus All-American,
  • 1991 FSU Hall of Fame
Career NFL statistics
Games played:124
Games started:62
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

Dukes was born in Schenectady, New York. He attended Evans High School in Orlando, Florida.

CollegeEdit

Dukes was an offensive guard at Florida State and became the fifth player in FSU history to earn consensus All-America honors when he was named to virtually every team as a senior in 1985. From 1982-85 he started every single game finishing with 48 total starts. And behind the lead of Dukes over the course of those four years. Following his illustrious career with Florida State, Dukes signed with the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent in 1986.[1][2]

Dukes rated #46 in the Florida State UniversityAll-Time Player Countdown to Kickoff.[3]

In 1991 Dukes was elected into the FSU Hall of Fame.[4][5]

Professional careerEdit

Despite a strong showing at Florida State, Dukes went undrafted in 1986. He began his career with the Atlanta Falcons playing for 8 seasons up to the end of 1993. He finished his career in Atlanta playing in 110 games for the Falcons. The following year, he signed a 1-year deal with Green Bay and started 6 games for the Packers. In 1995, Dukes signed another 1-year contract, this time with the Arizona Cardinals. He had started 8 games that season. At the end of the year, Dukes retired, completing his career playing in 124 games, and starting 62.[6] He fumbled 6 times in his career 5 recovered by his own team and 1 recovered by the opponent's team for a total of -6 yards [7]

Post-playing careerEdit

Television/RadioEdit

Dukes joined NFL Network in 2006 as an analyst on NFL Total Access and NFL GameDay Scoreboard alongside Paul Burmeister and Tom Waddle. He is also a regular contributor to NFL.com. During NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football schedule, Dukes, Paul Burmeister and Bucky Brooks can be seen providing complementary coverage on NFL.com/LIVE: Thursday Night Football. He also participated in the NFL Network's coverage of the 2008 NFL Draft as a desk host in New York and helped cover the 2009 Pro-Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii, interviewing players for NFL Total Access.

Dukes is an actor in a compelling documentary on the effect of concussion on NFLers and their Families. From sleeplessness to suicide, it reveals a hard portrait of life after the gridiron.[8][9]

Dukes was one of the most popular hosts on WZGC 92.9 FM The Game and left October, 2015 due to health problems[10]

January, 2016 Dukes and Chad Ochocinco started the Ochocinco and Dukes Podcast on iTunes.[11][12]

Dukes is the national spokesman for the NFL’s Healthy Heart Campaign, Fitness Integrated with Teaching (FIT) Kids Act and REALIZE® Adjustable Gastric Band.[13]

HealthEdit

2008 Dukes had gastric band procedure to help lose weight.[14] The Put Up Your Dukes Foundation was founded by Jamie and his wife Angela Dukes in 2009. As of 2010, Dukes spearheaded a grassroots, weight-loss program called the "Billion Pound Blitz Initiative".[15][16][17][18]

Duke is Senior VP of Community Relations & Strategic Partnerships for Hydro One a healthy, nutritional, vitamin infused beverage.[19] His 2012 season will include analyst duties on the United Football League broadcasts on CBS Sports Network according to a league media guide. He also hosts the Rick and Jamie show on WZGC-FM (Atlanta 92.9 The Game).

January 29, 2015, Jamie Dukes seeks fellow ex-NFLers for study to treat depression in the foyer of Georgia State Capitol. Dukes is working with anesthesiologist Jarrod Huey who is involved with Atlanta-based DripFusion Institute in collaboration with several organizations including Florida State University College of Medicine[20][21]

AuthorEdit

Dukes wrote a book called "Frenemals", which talks about Family, Friends, and the Friends inside our head. This books is to help youth get a better understanding of self-awareness.[22]

Charity WorkEdit

Working with Crosby Media Production and Braxton Cosby, Dukes Fat Free: Ask The Fat Doc, Jamie Dukes on his Chachersize video workout program to create Chachersize for Men.[23]

Dukes and his wife kicked off the 2011 Runway Red Celebrity Kids Fashion Show raising funding for children infected by or affected withHIV/AIDS.[24]

Personal lifeEdit

Dukes is married to Angela and two children and resides in Braselton, Georgia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "⚾️: NCAA Regional Central". 28 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Articles about Jamie Dukes - tribunedigital-orlandosentinel". articles.orlandosentinel.com.
  3. ^ "FSU All-Time Player Countdown to Kickoff".
  4. ^ "Jamie Dukes". www.nolefan.org.
  5. ^ "Florida State Athletic Hall of Fame". www.nolefan.org.
  6. ^ "Jamie Dukes". NFL.com.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-08-31. Retrieved 2006-08-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Bell Rung" – via www.imdb.com.
  9. ^ "Jamie Dukes". IMDb.
  10. ^ "Media Confidential: Atlanta Radio: Jamie Dukes Departs WZGC-The Game". 1 October 2015.
  11. ^ "The Ochocinco and Dukes Podcast by DGital Media on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-21. Retrieved 2016-01-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-01-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Jamie Dukes talks about his battle with obesity". 13 March 2010.
  15. ^ BillionPoundBlitz (26 May 2010). "Jamie Dukes on Billion Pound Blitz Initiative" – via YouTube.
  16. ^ "Put Up Your Dukes Foundation Weight loss diet program, - Billion Pound Blitz". www.billionpoundblitz.com.
  17. ^ Martino, Andy. "Ex-NFLer Jamie Dukes raising awareness about NFL's growing obesity crisis - NY Daily News".
  18. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-01-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-10. Retrieved 2016-01-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-04. Retrieved 2016-01-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ "Jamie Dukes seeks fellow ex-NFLers for study to treat depression".
  22. ^ "FRENEMALS". www.frenemals.com.
  23. ^ http://cosbymediaproductions.com (25 March 2014). "Who We Are".
  24. ^ "Miss United States 2010". missunitedstates2010.blogspot.com.

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