DURHAM, N.C. – Former Duke cornerback Breon Borders has agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders to join the NFL organization as an undrafted free agent.
A four-year letterman and three-year starter, Borders capped his career with All-ACC third team accolades in 2016. In 49 career games (35 starts), he registered 148 total tackles, 7.0 tackles for lost yardage, 1.0 quarterback sack, 12 interceptions, 34 pass breakups, two caused fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He recorded two or more tackles in 34 games, including a career-high seven stops against both Georgia Tech (2014) and Wake Forest (2015).
The Statesville, N.C., native twice registered two interceptions in a game, versus Florida State in the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game in 2013 and at Syracuse in 2014. Of Borders’ 12 career INTs, nine came against league opponents.
Borders will depart with his name throughout the Duke career charts, finishing tied for sixth in INTs, second in PBUs and third in passes defended (46). With 11 pass breakups in 2016, he tied for the 10th most in a year at Duke. Borders’ four pass breakups at Northwestern in 2016 tied for the fifth most in a game in program history. Borders also set the Duke freshman record for INTs in a season (4 in 2013) and shares the program rookie record for picks in a game (2 vs.