Wayne Capers Jr.
Wayne  Capers Jr.


Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Chartiers Valley

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205



Duquesne Picked to Repeat as NEC Champions

Six Dukes named Preseason All-Conference


Duquesne 30, Saint Francis 20

Duquesne 30, Saint Francis 20


Duquesne 27, CCSU 10

Duquesne 27, CCSU 10


Duquesne 22, Robert Morris 0

Duquesne 22, Robert Morris 0


Bryant 20, Duquesne 17

Bryant 20, Duquesne 17


Dayton at Duquesne Football

Dukes 33, Flyers 13

2015 Second Team All-NEC

Was a multi-dimensional players for the dukes in 2014 after transferring in from Arizona, switching from defensive back to wide receiver.

as a junior (2014)
Slotted as a receiver, caught three passes for 74 yards, but ran for 93 yards on 20 carries with four touchdowns ... tallied two rushing touchdowns on the ground 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 againsr 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 and current Arizona 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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