Duke Johnson

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Duke Johnson
Miami HurricanesNo. 8
Running backJunior
Date of birth: (1993-09-23) September 23, 1993 (age 20)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)Weight: 211 lb (96 kg)
Career history
High school: Miami (FL) Norland
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com
 
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Duke Johnson
Miami HurricanesNo. 8
Running backJunior
Date of birth: (1993-09-23) September 23, 1993 (age 20)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)Weight: 211 lb (96 kg)
Career history
High school: Miami (FL) Norland
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com

Randy "Duke" Johnson (born September 23, 1993) is an American football running back for the Miami Hurricanes.

Early years[edit]

Johnson attended Miami Norland Senior High School in Miami Gardens, Florida, where he was coached by Daryle Heidelburg. As a sophomore, Johnson ran for 1,540 yards and 25 touchdowns. In his junior year, he led Norland to a 13–2 record and state runner-up. After beating the Sammy Watkins-led South Fort Myers 44–28 in the semifinals,[1] Norland lost 44–34 to the unbeaten Tampa Jefferson in the class 3A final.[2] During his senior year, Johnson compiled 1,957 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns, 14 receptions for 232 receiving yards and three touchdowns, three kickoff returns and one punt return for scores, as he led Miami Norland to 14–0 finish and state Class 5A championship. In the championship game against Wakulla, he scored five touchdowns.[3]

He was considered the best all-purpose running back recruit by Rivals.com.[4]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season, Johnson rushed for 947 yards on 139 carries with ten touchdowns, and caught 27 passes for 221 yards and one touchdown. He also threw an additional touchdown during a game vs. Virginia. He also played a major role on special teams, where he returned 28 kicks for two scores.[5][6][7][8] In 2012, Duke Johnson won both the ACC Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year awards. He is the first Miami Hurricane to win both awards. In 2013, Duke Johnson joined the Miami indoor track team, posting a personal-best time of 6.92 seconds in the 60 meters at New Mexico Classic. Johnson's sophomore campaign with the Hurricane's football team came to an abrupt end November 2, 2013, when he broke his ankle against arch-rival Florida State.[9] UM went on to lose that game 41-14.[10] Through eight games, Johnson rushed for 920 yards on 145 carries, with six touchdowns. He also had four catches for 77 yards.[11]

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