Duke Preston III
2001: Played in two games as the backup to All-American center Luke Butkus ... Logged playing time in the season-opener at California and at Purdue.
2000: Redshirted the 2000 season.
High School: Prep Star All-West team ? Allowed only two sacks in two years ? First-team All-Palomar League in both 1998 and ?99 ? Was first-team all-county and all-North county as voted by the North County Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune ? Cal-Hi Top 100 player ? Accepted invitations to the North/South San Diego all-star game and the Cal-Hi/Texas all-star game ? Named team?s Most Valuable Player in 1999 ? Voted team lineman of the year for junior and senior seasons ? Earned four varsity letters for football and baseball.
Personal: Full given name is Raymond Newton Preston III ? Goes by Duke ? Born June 12, 1982 in San Diego, Calif. ? The son of Raymond and Susan Preston ? Father played for nine years with the San Diego Chargers and was a Kodak All-American for Syracuse University ? Majoring in speech communication ? Lists Muhammad Ali as favorite athlete because of his tremendous drive for greatness ? Four-year member of the Mt. Carmel All-Academic team ? Two-time member of the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic team ? Hobbies and activities include FCA, basketball, golf, surfing and billiards.