Duke Riley, a native of Buras, Louisiana, was born on August 9, 1994, where he attended John Curtis High School. There he became a star football player and helped lead his team to three straight Class 2A state championships where they won his junior and senior seasons. During his sophomore year, he was named MVP with 21 tackles. Due to his exceptional senior year performance, The Louisiana Sports Writers Association named Duke to the Class 2A All-State Team and also named him the Most Outstanding Defensive Player in Class 2A.
Duke received many collegiate offers but ultimately decided to stay in his home state at Louisiana State University. It quickly became apparent he would excel in college as he had during his high school career. During his 4-year career at LSU, Duke made an appearance in every game. During his senior year, he was a starter for all of the Tiger’s games and became one of LSU’s defensive leaders after playing a vital role on special teams through his first three seasons.
Duke has been training for the NFL combine since leaving LSU after his senior season. He is excited about the process ahead of him to reach the goal of being in the NFL for the 2017-2018 season.