Wayne Capers Jr.
Wayne  Capers Jr.

RS Senior

Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Chartiers Valley

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 211



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.

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

Top returning receiver for the Dukes in 2016 after leading the team with nine receiving touchdowns in 2015 … was a multi-dimensional player for the Dukes in 2014 after transferring in from Arizona, switching from defensive back to wide receiver.

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, 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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