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University of Miami Athletics

Duke Johnson


Running Back




188 lbs.




Miami, Fla.

High School

Miami Norland HS

Duke Johnson - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2013 ALL-ACC, FIRST TEAM (Athlon Sports)
(ACSMA, coaches)

2014 (Junior): Made season debut at Louisville, recording 20 carries for 90 yards…Moved into top 10 all-time rushing yards in program history with performance…Long run against Cardinals was 24 yards…Added 10-yard reception against Louisville…Became ninth back in program history to top 2,000 career career yards with 97 yards against FAMU…Registered season-long 55-yard run against Rattlers…Jumped to eighth place in program history in rushing yards with 90 against Arkansas State…Scored second TD of season against Red Wolves…Moved to sixth place in Miami history with 93 yards against Nebraska on 18 carries, including third touchdown of season…Added career-high 84 receiving yards on five receptions…Recorded first 100-yard rushing performance of season against Duke, totaling 155 yards on 25 carries…Scored seven-yard rushing touchdown against Blue Devils…Had 100 yards on 14 carries against Georgia Tech…Recorded 24-yard touchdown run in first quarter against Yellow Jackets…Added three catches for 52 yards against Jackets…Totaled 162 yards on just 10 carries in start against Cincinnati, including career-long 80-yard touchdown run…Added four catches against Bearcats…Ran for career-high 249 yards on 29 carries in start against Virginia Tech, tied for the third-best single-game mark in program history…Recorded touchdown run of 24 yards and touchdown catch of 22 yards against Hokies…Moved into second place in program history with 177 rushing yards against North Carolina…Totaled three touchdowns against Tar Heels: runs of 1 and 90 yards, and receiving touchdown of 37 yards…90-yard touchdown run tied longest running play from scrimmage in program history…Had 130 yards on 27 carries against Florida State, including 1-yard touchdown run….Added four catches for 37 yards against Seminoles…Had 88 yards on 14 carries in start against Virginia…Totaled 44 receiving yards on five catches against Cavaliers…Became all-time leader rusher in program history in start against Pittsburgh, totaling 89 yards on 18 carries…Added 17-yard touchdown catch against Panthers…Recorded 14th career 100-yard game in Duck Commander Independence Bowl start against South Carolina, totaling 132 yards on 24 carries, to move into tie for first place all-time in category…Led team with five catches and 51 receiving yards against Gamecocks.

2013 (Sophomore): Played in eight games at running back and kick returner, making seven starts … First-team All-ACC by Athlon Sports … Second-team All-ACC by ACSMA and league’s head coaches … Rushed for 920 yards and 6 TDs in eight games … Had 14 kick returns for 396 yards … Averaged 174.1 all-purpose yards per game before suffering season-ending ankle injury in loss at Florida State … Rushed for 186 yards on 19 carries in season opener against FAU … Notched seventh 200+ all-purpose yard game of career … Marked fifth career 100-yard rushing game … Surpassed 1,000 career rushing yards, becoming 39th 1,000 yard rusher in school history … Recorded 21 carries, 59 yards and TD in upset win over No. 12/9 Florida … Matched career-long with 95-yard kick return against Savannah State … Rushed for 84 yards and TD on 14 carries at USF … Rushed 184 yards on 22 carries in win over Georgia Tech …Had 300+ all-purpose yards for second time in career (325) … Named ACC Specialist of the Week for his performance vs. Georgia Tech … Rushed eight times for 87 yards in comeback road win at UNC … Rushed for 169 yards on career-high 30 carries and two fourth-quarter TDs in comeback win over Wake Forest … Named ACC Offensive Back of the Week … Rushed for 97 yards in loss at Florida State … Suffered fractured ankle against Seminoles and missed remainder of 2013 season …In FSU loss, passed Eddie Dunn for 15th place on Miami’s all-time rushing list … One of 15 running backs in program history with 1,800+ rushing yards … Is 133 yards shy of becoming 10th 2,000-yard rusher in program history … Ranks seventh in school history with 3,453 career all-purpose yards … Owns UM career mark with 1,288 kick return yards … Earned letter.

2012 (True Freshman): Played in all 12 games at running back and kick returner, making five starts … Enjoyed arguably greatest freshman season in Miami history, rushing for freshman-record 947 yards and 10 TDs … Set UM single-season record with 892 kick return yards and 2 TDs … Amassed 2,060 all-purpose yards – second-most in program history … Second-team All-America by Walter Camp Football Foundation, third-team All-America by, honorable mention All-America by Sports Illustrated … Tabbed Freshman All-American at kick returner by FWAA … First-team Freshman All-America as kick return by Phil Steele … Second-team Freshman All-America as running back by and Phil Steele … All-Freshman … Voted ACC Overall and Offensive Rookie of the Year by ACSMA and league coaches … Sporting News ACC Freshman of the Year … Second-team All-ACC running back by ACSMA, league coaches and Phil Steele … Second-team All-ACC specialist by ACSMA … Also garnered All-ACC honors from (kick returner) and Phil Steele (first-team KR) … Six games with 200+ all-purpose yards … Four 100-yard rushing games … League-best five-time ACC Rookie of the Week honoree in 2012 … Burst onto college scene in season opener with 135 rushing yards and 2 TDs on seven carries in road win at Boston College … Named ACC Rookie of the Week for Sept. 4 … Amassed then-career-high 246 all-purpose yards and 4 TDs in home win vs. Bethune-Cookman in career-first start … Rushed for 2 TDs, caught another and had 95-yard kick return for score vs. B-CU … Named ACC Rookie of the Week for Sept. 17 … Finished season three 100-yard rushing outings over final four games … Rushed for 100 yards, TD and ended with 217 all-purpose yards vs. Virginia Tech … Named ACC Rookie of the Week for Nov. 5 … Set Miami single-game and ACC freshman all-purpose record with 368 yards at Virginia … Rushed for 150 yards on 16 carries and had four returns for career-best 214 yards and TD … Also threw 8-yard TD pass – career-first college pass attempt … Named ACC Rookie of the Week for Nov. 12 … Closed freshman campaign with career-high 176 rushing yards and 3 rushing TDs in win at Duke … Named ACC Rookie of the Week for Nov. 26 … Recipient of Special Teams Player of the Year Award at team’s end-of-season banquet … Earned letter.

High School: Five-star recruit by and … Rated as No. 1 running back prospect and No. 30 overall prospect in nation while being compared to Tennessee Titans’ Chris Johnson according to … No. 5 running back prospect according to, No. 10 running back prospect and No. 48 on ESPNU150 list … Played in 2012 Under Armour All-American game … As sophomore at Miami Norland, ran for 1,540 yards and 25 touchdowns … During senior year, 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 … Led Miami Norland to 14-0 finish and state Class 5A championship … Coached at Norland by Daryle Heidelburg.

2012 12-5 139 947 6.8 10 65
2013 8-7 145 920 6.3 6 59
2014 13-13 242 1,652 6.8 10 90T
CAREER 33-25 526 3,519 6.7 26 90
2012 12-5 27 221 8.2 1 50
2013 8-7 4 77 19.2 0 38
2014 13-13 38 421 11.1 3 37T
CAREER 33-25 69 719 10.4 4 50
2012 12-5 27 892 33.0 2 95
2013 8-7 14 396 28.3 0 95
2014 13-13 0 0 0 0 0
CAREER 33-25 41 1,288 31.8 2 95