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Clive Walford named Mackey Award finalist; Duke Johnson out of contention for Doak Walker

   Clive Walford is another Hurricane who’s glad he returned for his senior season.    Walford, who leads all Miami pass-catchers with 40 receptions this season and ranks second on the team with 627 receiving yards, was named a finalist for the John Mackey Award on Tuesday.    Also named finalists were Florida State senior Nick O’Leary and Minnesota sophomore Maxx Williams...
Via Eye on the U
4 hours ago

As Duke Johnson closes in on Miami's rushing record, will he stay or go?

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- This Saturday, on Senior Day, a University of Miami junior will likely steal the show because of a monumental accolade. With 35 yards against the Pittsburgh Panthers, Duke Johnson will surpass Ottis Anderson for the most rushing yards in program history (3,332). The same school that ushered guys like Willis McGahee and Clinton Portis to the NFL could soon do...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Duke Johnson says he remains undecided on future

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) When Miami plays its last home contest of the regular season on Saturday, tradition dictates that the seniors be honored in a pregame ceremony. Duke Johnson won't be in that group. Maybe he should be, just in case it's also his farewell. Johnson said Monday that he and his mother have not made any decisions about his status for the 2015 NFL draft, though...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Duke Johnson on NFL draft: Not much more I can prove for Miami Hurricanes

CORAL GABLES — There’s a good chance Saturday’s regular season finale against Pittsburgh will be Duke Johnson‘s last time playing at Sun Life Stadium as a Hurricane. He said he has not made a decision. But if Johnson, a draft-eligible junior, declares for the NFL draft after the season, he said he will not leave with regrets. “I don’t think there’s much more I need...
Via Canes Watch
1 day ago

Video Commentary: The Beast on Miami’s Loss to UVA

On a night that was supposed to be about a given win and a record broken: neither happened. The University of Miami (6-5) lost to the University of Virginia (5-6) 30-13 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Duke Johnson needed 122 yards in Saturday night’s game to become the all-time leading rusher in UM history. He finished with 88 yards on 15 carries. Miami WR Herb Waters was carted...
Via CaneInsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami's Duke Johnson is the Best Running Back Few Are Talking About

Normally a guy that has rushed for over 1200 yards and is averaging 134.8 yards a game along with over seven a carry would be someone people would be talking about a lot, but such is not the case for Miami running back Duke Johnson. Instead the talented back has been quietly toiling away for the 6-3 Hurricanes.But if he can play like he has been when the Hurricanes take on Florida...
Via FatManWriting
13 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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