8 - Duncan Backus
Duncan Backus
Height: 6-2
Weight: 165
Year: Junior
Hometown: Highland Village, Texas
High School: Marcus HS
Position: Defender/Midfielder

UC Santa Barbara

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.

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.

NATIONAL/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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.”

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