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DUKE JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Duke Johnson should be leader of the pack.

Duke Johnson was viewed as a highly regarded dual-threat back entering the 2015 NFL draft. Now, he sits as the third option in a crowded Cleveland Browns backfield with training camp set to kick off a few days. While Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West figure to be the top two backs in Cleveland, why should Johnson get the nod as the starting running back? Well it’s fairly...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Johnson had a good reason not to quit playing football

Former Miami running back Duke Johnson was regarded as one of the dark horse running backs of the 2015 NFL Draft. He watched Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon go in the first round. He then watched three more guys get taken before he finally heard his phone ring. It was the Cleveland Browns and they were drafting him with the 77th overall pick in the third round. He was probably awestruck...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns sign last remaining unsigned draft pick, inking third-round RB Duke Johnson

The Browns have now signed all of their 2015 rookie draft picks after completing their deal with running back Duke Johnson on Tuesday. Johnson was the final 2015 rookie draft pick who remained unsigned by the Browns. Johnson was the team’s third-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami (FL). The contract details were not immediately released. The addition...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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

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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