8 Duncan Backus
8 Duncan Backus
Height: 6-2
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
Hometown: Highland Village, Texas
High School: Marcus HS
Position: Defender
g 0
a 2
pts 2
gw 0

UC Santa Barbara
2013, 2014 Big West Fall All-Academic Team
2015 All-Big West First Team

2014: Was named to the Big West Fall All-Academic Team after the season ... Appeared in all 20 of the team's games with 15 starts ... Mostly played at outside back and defensive midfield ... Recorded two goals on the year, the first scores of his career ... Notched the equalizer in an eventual 2-1 UCSB win over Cal State Northridge on Oct. 2, heading home a Drew Murphy corner kick ... Also scored in a 4-1 rout of Sacramento State on Oct. 22 ... Was one of just five Gauchos to appear in every game.

2013: Appeared in 16 of the team's final 17 games of the season ... Saw time as a defensive midfielder and fullback ... Started seven games in Big West play ... Registered a personal season-high of three shots in both of the team's matchups against Sacramento State ... Team went 10-3-3 with him in the lineup ... Was named to the Big West Fall All-Academic Team after the season.

2012: Entered seven games for the Gauchos, including three starts ... Appeared in each of UCSB's final six games of the season ... Registered four shots on the year.

High School/Club
Spent seven years playing for the Dallas Texans…Was a four-time State Cup Champion and won the U.S. National Championships…Won the Disney Soccer Showcase and the U.S. National League…Was the USYS Region III Champion…Helped the Texans to two Gothia Cup Quarterfinals in Sweden ... Attended Marcus High School and graduated in 2011. 

Personal
Duncan James Backus was born on January 28, 1993 in Dallas, Texas…Parents are Dale Backus and Claire Amano…Has two brothers, David and Tanner…Is majoring in film and media studies at UCSB…Aspires to one day play professional soccer…When he is off the field, he enjoys hanging out with his family and friends…Can’t do without soccer or his family…Listens to music before every game…Can best be described as “hardworking and motivated”…His most memorable sporting moment was winning a national championship with the Dallas Texans…Would love to play with the U.S. National Team in a World Cup and for Manchester United or Arsenal, which he names as his favorite teams…Would love to play against Manchester City…Favorite athletes are Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas…Names “Warrior” as his favorite movie…Enjoys watching “Workaholics.”

Recent Games
Oct 28 Sacramento State W, 2-1
Oct 31 at UC Davis W, 1-0
Nov 11 UC Davis W, 1-0
Nov 14 Cal State Fullerton L, 1-0
Nov 22 South Carolina W, 1-0
Nov 29 at Clemson L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 23 10
Games started 23 10
Goals 0 0
Assists 2 1
Points 2 1
Shots 6 1
Shot Pct .000 .000
Penalty kicks 0-0 0-0
Game-winning goals 0 0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 22 Westmont (Exhibition) W, 4-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Aug 28 Stanford W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 4 vs. Denver T, 2-2 1 0 1 1 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 6 at New Mexico L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
Sep 11 at Yale W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 13 at UConn L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 18 Col. of Charleston W, 3-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 21 at UCLA W, 4-2 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 25 Akron L, 2-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 27 San Diego W, 4-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 1 at UC Irvine W, 3-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 3 at Cal State Northridge W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 8 UC Riverside W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 10 Cal State Fullerton W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 14 at Sacramento State L, 5-2 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 17 at Cal Poly L, 3-2 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 21 UC Davis W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 24 Cal Poly T, 2-2 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 28 Sacramento State W, 2-1 1 0 1 1 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 31 at UC Davis W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 11 UC Davis W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 14 Cal State Fullerton L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 22 South Carolina W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Nov 29 at Clemson L, 3-2 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2012-13 7 3 .00 .00 .00 .57 .000 .29 .500
2013-14 16 9 .00 .00 .00 .88 .000 .31 .357
2014-15 20 15 .10 .00 .20 .50 .200 .25 .500
2015-16 23 23 .00 .09 .09 .26 .000 .00 .000
Total 66 50 .03 .03 .09 .52 .059 .18 .353
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2012-13 7 3 0 0 0 4 .000 2 .500 0 0 0-0 0
2013-14 16 9 0 0 0 14 .000 5 .357 1 0 0-0 0
2014-15 20 15 2 0 4 10 .200 5 .500 4 0 0-0 0
2015-16 23 23 0 2 2 6 .000 0 .000 4 0 0-0 0
Total 66 50 2 2 6 34 .059 12 .353 9 0 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 23 23 .00 .09 .09 .26 .000 .00 .000
Conference 10 10 .00 .10 .10 .10 .000 .00 .000
Exhibition 1 1 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
-
Home 12 12 .00 .08 .08 .17 .000 .00 .000
Away 10 10 .00 .00 .00 .30 .000 .00 .000
Neutral 1 1 .00 1.00 1.00 1.00 .000 .00 .000
-
Wins 14 14 .00 .07 .07 .14 .000 .00 .000
Losses 7 7 .00 .00 .00 .29 .000 .00 .000
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August 1 1 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
September 8 8 .00 .13 .13 .50 .000 .00 .000
October 10 10 .00 .10 .10 .10 .000 .00 .000
November 4 4 .00 .00 .00 .25 .000 .00 .000
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 23 23 0 2 2 6 .000 0 .000 4 0 0-0 0
Conference 10 10 0 1 1 1 .000 0 .000 2 0 0-0 0
Exhibition 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
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Home 12 12 0 1 1 2 .000 0 .000 3 0 0-0 0
Away 10 10 0 0 0 3 .000 0 .000 1 0 0-0 0
Neutral 1 1 0 1 1 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
-
Wins 14 14 0 1 1 2 .000 0 .000 4 0 0-0 0
Losses 7 7 0 0 0 2 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
-
August 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
September 8 8 0 1 1 4 .000 0 .000 2 0 0-0 0
October 10 10 0 1 1 1 .000 0 .000 2 0 0-0 0
November 4 4 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0