Duane graduated from A&M Consolidated High School in 1994, lettering in football (2 yrs), baseball (3 yrs) and track and field (4 yrs). He played Football (1994-97) and Baseball (1995-98) at Texas Tech University and was drafted in the 20th round of the 1998 draft by the Cincinnati Reds. He played 2 professional seasons. Following his professional career, he coached high school football and baseball for 6 years, and college football for another 10 years. He joined The Lab in 2020.