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DUKE JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Miami Star RB Duke Johnson Headed To The NFL

On Saturday, Miami (FL) lost a tight game against South Carolina in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl. But what the Hurricanes lost Sunday may actually be of more importance. Duke Johnson, who this year became the school’s all-time leading rusher, has decided to leave the program for the NFL. Johnson, a junior, announced his decision at a press conference the day after the contest...
Via College Spun
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke Johnson's mother says son will enter NFL Draft

Twitter/@BernardJoints There has been a lot of speculation over the future of Miami running back Duke Johnson, but as many have expected, he will declare for the NFL Draft after today’s Independence Bowl. Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post caught up with Johnson’s mother, Cassandra Mitchell, who confirmed that today’s game against South Carolina would be Johnson’s last...
Via College Spun
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Fans Are Upset With Al Golden For Leaving Duke Johnson In Against VT Up 24-0 Late

On the night that Miami fans flew a crowd-funded banner calling for head coach Al Golden’s job over Lane Stadium, the Hurricanes absolutely battered Virginia Tech at home, 30-6. Miami’s star running back Duke Johnson had himself a game, rushing for 249 yards and a touchdown, and catching two passes for 37 yards and an additional touchdown. Of course, even in decisive road victory...
Via College Spun
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Al Golden: A bigger Duke Johnson has ‘an edge about him’

CORAL GABLES — Duke Johnson has always had the flash. A 5-star recruit, the speedy Johnson rushed for 1,957 yards and scored 36 total touchdowns during his senior season at Miami Norland en route to a Class 5A state championship in 2011. The explosive University of Miami running back/kick returner then posted arguably the greatest freshman season in school history in 2012, before...
Via CaneInsider
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Back healthy, Duke Johnson primed for return to form for Hurricanes

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- An orange No. 8 jersey raced toward the end zone untouched during money drills Wednesday afternoon at the Greentree Practice Fields. Junior Duke Johnson resembled his All-ACC persona -- a welcome sight for both the University of Miami football program and its fans. And yet there were a few minor differences: a blue facemask visor and the extra muscle on his...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Duke Johnson, Miami ready to "take the next step"

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Miami -- or "The U", as it is more popularly known -- is still not back. Junior running back Duke Johnson wants to make that clear. "I don't see why we can say we're back. We don't have a reason to say that," Johnson said. "We've been in the ACC for 10 years and we haven't been to the ACC Championship once. We haven't won the Coastal Division. So there's no explanation...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes: Duke Johnson aims to stay healthy

The Miami Hurricanes have a history of producing great players that have gone on to have success in the NFL, especially at running back. Players include Edgerrin James, Frank Gore, and Willis McGahee. Running back Duke Johnson will look to try and follow in their footsteps. After starting the 2013 season strong, Johnson had his year end due to an ankle injury against Florida State...
Via isportsweb.com
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Miami players go nuts over new football uniforms

Video of Miami Hurricanes players reacting to the new football uniforms. Duke Johnson breaks it down with the Bernie Lean dance.
Via Gamedayr
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Duke Johnson out for Spring Practice

According to published reports on ESPN and in the Miami Herald, sophomore running back Duke Johnson will miss spring practice for the Hurricanes that is slated to begin sometime in February.  Johnson fractured his ankle against Florida State and missed the remainder of the season.  He had amassed 97 rushing yards on 23 carries before going down with the injury against Miami...
Via CaneInsider
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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