Dwayne Stukes
Dwayne Stukes
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baltimore, Md.

High School:
McDonogh H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
DB

WORTH NOTING: Honors candidate ... hamstring injuries limited his playing time in 1998 ... big-play performer when healthy ... three-year letter winner ... missed part of 1999 spring practice period following minor surgery on his right ankle ... did not play in the spring game.

HONORS: 1999-Received the Virginia Student Aid Foundation's Gretchen Savin MacIlwaine Football Scholarship, awarded for outstanding academic achievement. 1998-All-ACC Academic Football Team. 1997-Honorable mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference ... second-team All-State by the Roanoke Times ... ACC Defensive Back of the Week following UVa's game against Duke (Oct. 18) ... ECAC/Budget Defensive Player of the Week following UVa's game with Duke.

AT VIRGINIA: 1998-Slowed almost all season by hamstring troubles ... had to pick his spots on when to play ... played in nine regular season games, starting five ... also started against Georgia in the Peach Bowl ... did not play against Clemson or Duke ... started the first two games of the season, as well as against Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech ... totaled 21 tackles (12 solo, nine assists) in 1998 ... three stops vs. San Jose State ... season-high six tackles against Georgia Tech ... four tackles against North Carolina in Virginia's final home game ... intercepted two passes to spearhead the Cavalier defensive effort ... it was the first multi-interception game of his career ... intercepted an Oscar Davenport pass late in the fourth quarter to set up an insurance touchdown for Virginia ... UVa scored a touchdown with 3:06 remaining to go up 30-13 ... also broke up another Tar Heel pass ... had four tackles in the regular season finale against Virginia Tech ... credited with four tackles, three unassisted, in the Peach Bowl ... lettered for the third time. 1997-Started all 11 games at cornerback ... also a valuable special teams performer ... finished fifth on the team in total tackles with 54 (30 solo, 24 assists) ... had two tackles for losses ... also recovered three fumbles, caused a fumble, intercepted a pass, blocked a punt and broke up five passes ... totaled a career-high nine tackles against both North Carolina and Georgia Tech ... had seven solo tackles in the North Carolina game, also a personal best ... got off to a great start in season opener against Auburn ... blocked a punt which resulted in a safety less than three minutes into the game ... picked up a fumble (caused by Antonio Dingle) and ran 17 yards into the end zone against Richmond on the game's first play from scrimmage ... helped give Virginia an early 7-0 first-quarter lead against North Carolina, picking up a blocked punt (by Anthony Poindexter) and racing 33 yards for a touchdown ... finished with eight tackles and broke up three passes against Virginia Tech ... made one of the most memorable plays of the season in UVa's 13-10 win over Duke ... chased down tight end Terrence Dupree following a 32-yard reception ... wrestled the ball away from Dupree to give Virginia possession at its own 43-yard line with the score tied at 10 in the fourth quarter ... UVa then drove 45 yards in nine plays to set up a game-winning 29-yard field goal by John Allen Roberts with 2:31 remaining ... Stukes finished with seven tackles, two for losses totaling 12 yards, against the Blue Devils ... recovered a fumble in the third quarter against Clemson to give the Cavaliers the ball at midfield in a tight contest ... Virginia scored a touchdown on the ensuing drive en route to a 21-7 victory ... earned his second letter. 1996-Played in 10 of 11 regular season contests and the Carquest Bowl as a reserve defensive back and on special teams ... was injured and missed the game against Georgia Tech ... usually the first player down field on punt coverage ... had 19 tackles (seven solo, 12 assists) and caused one fumble ... tallied a season-high six tackles, including five solo stops, against Central Michigan ... was in on three tackles against Virginia Tech ... had two tackles each against Wake Forest, Texas and Florida State ... also caused a fumble in the Texas game ... lettered. 1995-Red-shirted ... did not play in a game ... was in uniform against Duke, Florida State and Maryland.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter at McDonogh High School, playing wide receiver and running back on offense and in the secondary on defense ... played his senior year for coach Dominic Damico and his freshman, sophomore and junior years for coach Mike Working ... selected to All-America team by SuperPrep as a senior ... two-time All-State Private Schools and All-Baltimore City/County selection ... chosen All-Metro first team twice, second team once and honorable mention once by Baltimore Sun ... led the state of Maryland in all-purpose yards his senior year ... selected to participate in City vs. County Game and in Chesapeake Classic football game ... team co-captain ... recipient of the Eagle Award and Blanche A.C. Wells Award at McDonogh High School ... three-year letter winner in basketball ... basketball team won Maryland State B Division Championship ... selected to Paul Kinney Classic All-Tournament team ... also competed in track and field ... placed second in both 100-meter and 200-meter dashes and finished third in 400-meter relay and fifth in 1600-meter relay in state of Maryland ... also played baseball.

PERSONAL: Charles Dwayne Lamar Stukes ... born 1-24-77 in Portsmouth, Va. ... lives with his mother and stepfather, Gloria and Victor Billups ... has two brothers, Victor, Jr., and Eric, and four sisters, Syreatha, Sheri, Courtney and Michelle ... father, Charles Stukes, played professional football with the Baltimore Colts and Los Angeles Rams ... honored in Who's Who in High School Sports ... church usher ... Rollins-Lutkemeyer Scholar ... SGA Proctor ... history major.

STUKES DEFENSIVELY


                                Tot      For         Fum  Fum  Pass      Blk

Year   Games Plays Solo Assists Tackles  Loss   QBS  Rec  Cau  Brk  Int  Kick

1996    10   160    7     12     19       0      0    0    1    0    0    0

1997    11   692    30    24     54       2/-12  0    3    1    5    1    1

1998    9    333    12    9      21       0      0    0    0    1    2    0

Career  30   1185   49    45     94       2/-12  0    3    2    6    3    1

STUKES KICKOFF RETURNS


Year  Games  Number  Yards  Average  Long  TD

1997   11      2      38     19.0     23   0

STUKES PUNT RETURNS


Year   Games  Number Fair  Catch  Yards  Average   Long   TD

1997    11     1      0     4       1     41.0      33    1

STUKES GAME-BY-GAME


1996 Opp. U-A-Tot. TFL# Other Cent. Mich. 5-1-6 0 Maryland 1-0-1 0 @Wake Forest 0-2-2 0 Texas 0-2-2 0 FC @Ga. Tech INJ N.C. State 1-0-1 0 @Florida State 0-2-2 0 @Duke 0-1-1 0 Clemson 0-0-0 0 North Carolina 0-1-1 0 @Va. Tech 0-3-3 0 Miami*** 0-0-0 0

1997 Opp. U-A-Tot. TFL# Other Auburn 3-1-4 0 BK Richmond 2-0-2 0 FR @North Carolina 7-2-9 0 PBU Wake Forest 2-2-4 0 @Clemson 1-1-2 0 FR Duke 4-3-7 2/-12 FR, FC Florida State 3-2-5 0 @Maryland 1-2-3 0 PBU Georgia Tech 5-4-9 0 @NC State 0-1-1 0 Int Virginia Tech 2-6-8 0 3 PBU

1998 Opp. U-A-Tot. TFL# Other @Auburn 1-0-1 0 Maryland 0-0-0 0 Clemson INJ @Duke INJ San Jose State 1-2-3 0 @Georgia Tech 5-1-6 0 N.C. State 0-0-0 0 @Wake Forest 0-1-1 0 @Florida State 1-1-2 0 North Carolina 1-3-4 0 PBU, 2 Int. @Virginia Tech 3-1-4 0 Georgia^^^ 3-1-4 0 ^^^ - Peach Bowl *** - Carquest Bowl # - includes quarterback sacks

STUKES CAREER HIGHS


(Does not include Bowl Games)

Solo Tackles: 7 vs. North Carolina, 9-27-97 Ast. Tackles: 6 vs. Virginia Tech, 11-29-97 Total Tackles: 9 vs. North Carolina, 9-27-97; Georgia Tech, 11-8-97 TFL: 2 vs. Duke, 10-18-97 Interceptions: 2 vs. North Carolina, 11-14-98