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Friday, December 28, 2012
Duke QB Sean Renfree has surgery

By Andrea Adelson

Duke quarterback Sean Renfree had surgery Friday to repair a torn right pectoral muscle.

He was hurt late in the fourth quarter of Duke's loss Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl in the final game of his Blue Devils career. He is expected to make a full recovery, the school said in a statement.

"As always, Sean is in great spirits," Duke coach David Cutcliffe said in a statement. "While this is an unfortunate setback, those who know Sean have no doubt that he will turn this misfortune into something positive. He is a very special young man; one who has done so much for our football program here at Duke. I just can’t say enough about his character, leadership and selflessness, and those attributes don’t begin to describe Sean’s ability to play the game of football. He is one of the best to play not only at Duke, but in the Atlantic Coast Conference."

Renfree finished the season 297-of-441 for 3,113 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also was named a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete and the recipient of both the ACC’s Jim Tatum Award and the Pop Warner National College Football Award. In addition, he was named to the AFCA’s Good Works Team, and is a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.