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Washington Nationals' out fielder Elijah Dukes makes his way back to the dugout during the third inning against the Florida Marlins at Nationals Park in Washington on May 11, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Elijah David Dukes, Jr. (born June 26, 1984 in Homestead, Florida) is an American professional baseball player. A right-handed outfielder, he currently plays for the Newark Bears.

Dukes attended Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Florida his junior and senior years, after spending his first two years of high school at Jefferson High School, C. Leon King High School, and George D. Chamberlain High School. He lettered for all four years in football and baseball and two years in basketball and track. In football, as a junior, he started at both tailback and middle linebacker, was named a Class 3A All-State selection as a linebacker, and rushed for over a thousand yards on offense. His Hillsborough Terriers made the state regional football semifinals during his junior year, and the quarterfinals his senior year. After finishing his high school career, he signed a national letter of intent to play football for North Carolina State University.

Dukes was drafted by the Devil Rays in the third round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft.

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