QB Chase Brice transitions from Duke Blue Devils to Apalachian State Mountaineers

Former Clemson and Duke defender Chase Brice announced on Wednesday that he intends to move to the state of Appalachian for the 2021 season.

Brice posted the decision on Twitter less than two weeks after he decided to leave Duke, where he started all 11 games this season.

“Grateful for this opportunity !! #Committed #RollNeers,” he announced.

Brice began his career at Clemson, serving as a reserve player for QB star Trevor Lawrence in 2018 and 2019. He eased the injured Lawrence in October 2018, leading Clemson to the victory that comes behind Syracuse that kept the Tigers ’national title hopefully alive.

Brice moved to Duke for the 2020 season and won his starting job, but he fought badly in the attack of the Blue Devils, leading the country with 22 turnovers. For the year, he made 55% of his throws with 10 passes and 15 interceptions for 2-9 Blue Devils.

Brice graduated last week, walking with Clemson’s players at prom.

In the state of Appalachia, Brice plans to replace the outgoing senior Zac Thomas, a three-year starter who ended 2020 with 22 touchdowns and 2,400 yards of fouls.

The Mountaineers ended the season 9-3 on Monday with a 56-28 victory over North Texas in the Myrtle Beach Bowl.