• Lindsey Duke is an online personality and ex-girlfriend of professional American Football player Blake Bortles.
• She has a net worth of over $100,000, and attended Oviedo High School and University of Central Florida.
• She gained online fame when she was seen at the NFL Combine supporting her then-boyfriend.
• Blake Bortles was drafted as the third overall pick during the 2014 NFL Draft and is currently playing for the Los Angeles Rams.
• She is active on social media and is an influencer, often seen sporty and travelling around the country.
Who is Lindsey Duke?
Lindsey Duke was born on 13 November 1991, in Florida, USA, and is an online personality, but who gained fame as the (now ex-) girlfriend of the professional American Football player Blake Bortles. She initially cam to notice when she was seen during the National Football League (NFL) Combine – a draft prospects seminar – alongside her then boyfriend.
The Riches of Lindsey Duke
How rich is Lindsey Duke? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $100,000, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her wealth may have been elevated thanks to the success of her ex-boyfriend, but they might have broken up early leading her wealth to be unaffected by him. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her net worth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
There is very limited information when it comes to Lindsey’s life before her rise to fame online thanks to her ex-boyfriend. There are no details regarding her family and childhood. She attended Oviedo High School, which has a 52 acre campus operated by Seminole County Public Schools. It was established in 1932 as a K-through-12 facility, but the secondary school later separated and moved to its current site.
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Central Florida (UCF) which has more students enrolled on campus than any other university in the US. It started out as an engineering and technology university but later expanded beyond that scope. The enrollment of the school now exceeds 66,000, and it has students from 157 countries. Its main campus has most of the student population – the university offers over 200 degrees through its campuses, and has awarded almost 300,000 degrees to over 260,000 alumni worldwide.
At the NFL Combine
Duke’s popularity increased significantly when she was spotted supporting her then-boyfriend Bortles at the NFL Scouting Combine. The event is a week-long showcase which occurs annually, normally at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. College football players perform mental and physical tests in front of coaches, scouts, and general managers of the NFL clubs. The combine has grown in scope and significance over the years, especially due to the increasing interest in the NFL Draft. Athletes can only attend the event through invitation, and their performance within the event can dictate their draft status as well as their subsequent salary.
Pontoonin' all day ?⚓ pic.twitter.com/ZG5wt9OTQ9
— Lindsey Duke (@linds_duke) March 16, 2013
This in turn makes the Combine a pivotal moment for the athlete’s career. The term ‘workout warrior’ was popularized in the combine, as superior performance during the event can increase an athlete’s draft stock even if he had a sub-par college career. Bortles at the time was a top prospect coming out of college, and when lindsey was spotted with him, her online popularity rose significantly – her boyfriend was looked up on Google 225,000 times but she was ‘Googled‘ more than six million times during the Combine, almost 30 times more than her partner.
Ex-Boyfriend – Blake Bortles
Blake Bortles was drafted as the third overall pick during the 2014 NFL Draft, and his tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars featured a lot of downs. In 2015, he set team records for touchdowns in a single season and passing yards. He also helped the team to their first AFC Conference Championship game since 1999, but they lost against the New England Patriots. Despite all of his great performances, he was proven to be prone to turnovers and led the league in interceptions thrown in 2015. He also threw a league high 75 from 2014 to 2018.
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He had managed to gain a $54 million contract extension which increased his wealth significantly but just a year into the extension, he was released by the team. In 2019, he signed a one year contract with the Los Angeles Rams, playing as the backup to Jared Goff. Some of his achievements include the most pass attempts in a season in 2016, and most pass completions in a season during the same year. He also holds the record for most passing touchdowns in a game, but also most consecutive games without a passing touchdown.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Duke was in a relationship with Bortles from high school up to his first year in the NFL. According to several sources, he broke up with her midway through his first year in the league, to the disapproval or disappointment of many. Since then, she has not been reported to be romantically attached to anyone, and several sources believe that she is single. Some have linked her to Ben Higgins from “The Bachelor”, but this has never been confirmed.
Similar to numerous ex-girlfriends of popular NFL players, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. She has over 67,000 followers on Instagram, mainly posting about events with friends. She also has a Twitter account, but it hasn’t been active since 2015, focusing more on her Instagram. She resides in Denver, Colorado and many label her as an influencer thanks to the huge amount of online popularity she got stemming for her appearance at the NFL Combine. Many still comment on her attractiveness and often comment on how her ex-boyfriend is an idiot. She is also very sporty and travels around the country when she can. She also loves going to the beach and posing in swimsuits.