DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Re'Quan Boyette is back on the practice field after a knee injury cost him the 2008 season.
Duke's two-time leading rusher says his surgically repaired left knee passed its first preseason tests and insists he was pain-free while zigging and zagging through drills.
During preseason camp last year Boyette tore a knee ligament and was out for the season. His 388 yards rushing in 2006 and 432 in '07 led the team.
Now he's healthy again and wants to bring an added dimension to
coach David Cutcliffe's quarterback-friendly offense. The Blue Devils' second-year coach has made establishing a ground game a top priority.