Wayne Capers Jr.
Wayne  Capers Jr.

RS Senior

Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Chartiers Valley

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 211



Buechel to Participate in Steelers Rookie Camp

Record-setting QB is fourth Duke invited to an NFL rookie camp this spring


Three Dukes Invited to NFL Mini-Camps

Christian Kuntz (Tampa Bay), Larson Graham (Atlanta) and Wayne Capers Jr. (Pittsburgh) have been invited to NFL camps as undrafted free agents


Football Team Wrapping Up First Week of Camp

Dukes open the season Sept. 1 at Youngstown State


Duquesne Picked to Repeat as NEC Champions

Six Dukes named Preseason All-Conference


@DuqFB 31 - SHU 10

Duquesne football defeats Sacred Heart University 31-10 on Rooney Field


@DuqFB 31 - RMU 24

Duquesne football defeats Robert Morris 31-24 on Rooney Field


KSU 36 - @DuqFB 28

Duquesne falls to Kennesaw State University 36-28


@DuqFB 34 - Dayton 20

Duquesne football defeats Dayton 34-20


@DuqFB 30 - Bucknell 19

Duquesne football defeats Bucknell 30-19 in their home opener on Rooney Field.

Capers Career Recap

2016 NEC First Team All-Conference
2015 NEC Second Team All-Conference

Totaled 102 receptions in his final two seasons .... led the Dukes with nine receiving touchdowns in both 2015 & 2016 ... finished his career with six 100-yard receiving games, including four as a senior ... posted 22 career TDs (18 receiving and four rushing) ... averaged 17.5 yards per catch for his career ... was a multi-dimensional player for the Dukes in 2014 (20 rushes and two pass attempts) after transferring in from Arizona where he played defensive back ... finished with 2,187 career all-purpose yards ... played for a pair of Northeast Conference championship teams at DU (2015 & 2016) ... the 2015 team was the first in school history to earn an NCAA FCS Playoff appearance.

as a Redshirt Senior (2016)
Led the Dukes with 51 catches for 959 yards and nine touchdowns ... tied the school record with four TD receptions (11, 65, 44, 15 yards) in a career-best nine-catch, 235-yard afternoon at Jacksonville ... it was the second-highest receiving yardage ever posted by a DU player ... added nine more catches for 172 yards and two TDs (65, 11) in the season finale at Central Connecticut State ... also added a 70-yard run to set up DU's final score in the 52-19 win over the Blue Devils that clinched a share of the Northeast Conference title ... had an eight-catch, 143-yard day vs. Dayton ... also had seven catches for 102 yards vs. Robert Morris.

as a Redshirt Junior (2015)
Led the team in touchdown receptions with nine .... was second on the receiving corps with 51 receptions and 804 yards ... led DU with 15.8 yards per catch ... played in all 12 games, making 11 starts ... had a career high three touchdown catches on a personal-best tying seven receptions for 81 yards in the season-ending, 52-49 loss at William and Mary in Duquesne's first ever FCS Playoff appearance ... had two 100-yard games to end NEC play ... had six catches for 144 yards in a win at Sacred Heart ... had four receptions for 104 yards and a score in the NEC title clinching win over Saint Francis ... caught a season-high six balls for 76 yards and a touchdown at Bryant ... also caught touchdown receptions versus Bucknell, Dayton, Alderson Broaddus and Wagner ... had a career-long 65-yard catch for a score versus Alderson Broaddus ... also rushed 15 times for 93 yards on the season.

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2014)
Slotted as a receiver, caught three passes for 74 yards and ran for 93 yards on 20 carries with four touchdowns ... ran for two touchdowns in a 39-13 victory over West Liberty, scoring from two and one yards out ... found paydirt in a 2017 loss to Bryant on 15-yard run ... scored his final TD of the season on a four -yard rush from scrimmage in a 23-13 loss at Wagner ... also took five kick returns for 88 yards (17.6 avg.), including one for a long of 45 yards against Monmouth ... hauled in a seasons-best 34-yard catch in the season finale win over Robert Morris.

As a Sophomore at Arizona (2013)
Played in three contests on defense, posting one solo tackle and a pass break-up.

As a Freshman at Arizona (2012)
Played in 11 games as a true freshman, mostly on special teams but also saw some time with the secondary ... was one of six true freshman to play on defense during the season ... earned his first career start at the "spur" position in the bowl game against Nevada ... had 10 solo and two assisted tackles for a total of 12 stops ... logged season-high seven tackles, including a tackle for a loss of two yards, and forced his first career fumble in the bowl win over the Wolf Pack ... broke up a pass against Oregon State.

High School
Threw for 1,044 yards with nine touchdowns in 2011 at Chartiers Valley ... also rushed 59 times for 330 yards and seven TDs ... played quarterback and linebacker for the Colts ... also played guard for the highly-successful Chartiers Valley basketball team and was recruited to play at the collegiate level ... played alongside former Duquesne/Arizona and current Philadelphia 76ers point guard T.J. McConnell while at CV ... his father, Wayne Sr., was an All-Big Eight receiver at the University of Kansas ... a second round pick (52nd overall) of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1983 NFL draft, Wayne Sr. went on to have a four year NFL career with the Steelers (1983-84) and Indianapolis Colts (1985-86) ... his mother, the former Robbin Smith, played in 82 games for the Kansas women's basketball team from 1979-80 through 1981-82 ... Robbin attended Pittsburgh's Schenley High School ... major: communication studies ... date of birth: 10/15/93.


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