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Former Duke QB Thomas Sirk Lands At East Carolina For Final Season

A former Duke starting quarterback found his landing spot.

Thomas Sirk announced his plans to graduate from Duke and play his final year of eligibility elsewhere in late February. Well, after a few months of visits and contemplation, Sirk finally found his landing spot.

The longtime Blue Devil will play his final college football season less than two hours away from Duke. Sirk announced his plans to play for East Carolina University, just over 100 miles away from Duke, during the 2017 college football season.

Sirk took to Twitter to make the announcement.

As Duke’s starting QB in 2015, Sirk threw for 2,625 yards and 16 touchdowns. He missed the 2016 season with an achilles injury.

Sirk suffered through three torn Achilles tendons during his time with the Blue Devils. The oft-injured quarterback graduated from Duke in May of 2016 with a degree in political science.

Sirk visited with the South Carolina Gamecocks this offseason before finally landing on East Carolina. He should be able to compete for the starting job right away for the Pirates, whereas the South Carolina starting QB spot looks all but locked up ahead of the 2017 season.

Hopefully Sirk remains healthy and can end his college football career on a positive note.