Duke Football Future Initiative

The Duke Football Future Initiative began as a weekend event in 2018 that featured customized business education classes, career management workshops, company visits, and alumni panel discussions. The initial event proved so impactful that it evolved into a full annualized curriculum with over 50 hours of programming in the first year.

“This has been one of the most impactful experiences I’ve had at Duke. I’m very grateful to be a part of this program. I really enjoyed the player panels. It reassured me that I can be successful in business because so many Duke football alumni have done it before me.”

— Duke Football Future Participant

“The concept for the Duke Football Future Initiative is the best thing that I have seen come across my desk in 43 years as a football coach. The opportunity to develop our young people outside of just the sport is what Duke Football is all about, and this program has allowed us to do just that. We look forward to the Duke Football Future Initiative being a staple of what we do for many years to come.”

— David Cutcliffe, Duke University Head Football Coach