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Encyclopedia > Duce Staley
Duce Staley
Personal Info
Date of Birth February 27, 1975
Place of Birth Tampa, Florida
Height 5'-11"
Weight 242 pounds
Player Information
Position Running Back
Number 22
College South Carolina
Pro Bowls
NFL Draft
1997/ Round 3/ 11th Pick
Teams Played For
1997-2003 Philadelphia Eagles
2004-Present Pittsburgh Steelers

Duce Staley (born February 27, 1975 in Tampa, Florida) is an American football player in the NFL who currently plays running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football...

High school

Staley attended Airport High School in Columbia, South Carolina and was an All-State runningback. Nickname: The Capital of Southern Hospitality, The Metro Location in Richland County, South Carolina Country United States State South Carolina Counties Richland and Lexington Mayor Bob Coble (D) Area    - City 346. ...

College and Pros

As a senior at the University of South Carolina in 1996, Staley was ranked 13th in the nation in rushing with 1,116 rushing yards. In his South Carolina years, he attempted 345 rushes for 1,582 yards (4.58 per average). He also caught 59 passes for 489 yards and 2 touchdowns. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1997 draft and played for the them until the 2003 season, when he was released due to Coach Andy Reid's decision to share the running resposibilities with other backs on the team. An 1872 illustration of the Horseshoe, USCs original campus. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol...

In 2004 Staley became the number one running back in his new team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, he scored few touchdowns as handoffs in the redzone went to veteran back Jerome Bettis. After being injured in mid 2004, Bettis took over the starting job.

In 2005, after both he and Bettis were injured, Willie Parker, an undrafted free agent, had a stellar season, and Staley, in another injury plagued season, was dropped to third string, managing only 148 yards in 5 games, with a 3.9 yard per carry average. Willie Parker born (November 11, 1980 in Clinton, North Carolina) is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ...

Despite not playing much in his tenure with the Steelers, Coach Bill Cowher claims that Staley is a fine role model for his attitude and his devotion. William Laird Bill Cowher, a. ...

Prior to playing at South Carolina, Staley played two years at Itawamba Junior College in Mississippi. Itawamba Community College, formerly known as Itawamba Junior College, is a community college in Mississippi, United States, with two campuses; the main campus is located in Fulton, Mississippi, and a branch campus that mainly handles technical education programs is in Tupelo, Mississippi. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Area  Ranked 32nd  - Total 48,434 sq mi (125,443 km²)  - Width 170 miles (275 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 3  - Latitude 30°13N to 35°N  - Longitude 88°7W to 91°41W Population  Ranked 31st...

External links

  • Duce Staley at NFL.com
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com - Current Stats

  Results from FactBites:
Duce Staley : USAToday.com - Duce Staley Biography from USAToday.com (415 words)
Staley inked a 5-year deal for $14 million prior to the 2004 season but barely played during the 2005 campaign.
ET Duce Staley is active for the first time during the playoffs.
ET Duce Staley and LB James Harrison are among the inactive Steelers Sunday.
RealTime Fantasy Sports - Draft Guide - Duce Staley (530 words)
Staley played at a high level in 2004, so he has something left in the tank.
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Duce Staley is likely in head coach Bill Cowher's doghouse as he reported to camp out of shape and hasn't ran hard in practice, although he is slowly working his way back.
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Duce Staley will open the season as the team's No. 3 running back and may be inactive for some early season games.
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