By Laura Keeley
The Charlotte Observer
Durham, N.C. – A quick scan down Duke’s football roster reveals a notable surname: Mellencamp. And yes, Hud Mellencamp, a freshman walk-on, is the son of the legendary rock star, John.
Listed as a defensive back, the 5-foot-11, 165-pound Mellencamp was homeschooled throughout high school and has never played football before, but his family called the coaching staff and asked if they would visit with him after he was accepted to Duke.
Duke Coach Cutcliffe called him a “courageous” young man that was trying to do something new.
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