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Duke Johnson | Running Back

Team: Miami (FL) Hurricanes
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 188

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Miami sophomore RB Duke Johnson (ankle) will miss spring practice.
Johnson suffered the injury against Florida State on Nov. 2. "I'm really excited in the progress I've made, and everyone else [at UM] is excited, too," Johnson said on Sunday. "... I don't believe I will [practice this spring]. But if anything changes, you'll see. But I don't really think so." He rushed for 920 yards and six touchdowns in eight games last season. Jan 20 - 7:21 PM

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Miami sophomore RB Duke Johnson (ankle) believes he will miss spring practice.

Johnson broke his right tibia during the Hurricanes' loss at Florida State on Nov. 2. He underwent surgery shortly thereafter and has been in a walking boot since. Johnson isn't sure when the boot will be removed, but said he's "probably not" going to be ready to participate during spring practices. He rushed for 920 yards and scored six touchdowns in the eight games this year.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 03:00:00 PM

Miami sophomore RB Duke Johnson underwent successful surgery to repair to broken ankle on Monday.

Johnson is expected to return to campus on Thursday. The running back suffered the season ending injury against Florida State. Dallas Crawford will be promoted to the feature back role.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Miami sophomore RB Duke Johnson will miss the remainder of the season due to a broken right ankle.

He will have surgery this week. Johnson's ankle was twisted at the bottom of a pile, but ESPN said the initial diagnosis was an ankle sprain before Johnson was taken in for further testing. We love his running style, but Johnson seems to get dinged up every week. He finishes the season with 823 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 122 carries.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 12:53:00 AM

Miami sophomore RB Duke Johnson was carted to the locker room with an ankle injury.

Johnson's ankle was twisted at the bottom of a pile. ESPN made sure to not the initial diagnosis is an ankle sprain, but Johnson was taken in for further testing. We love his running style, but Johnson seems to get dinged up every week.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 11:14:00 PM

Miami sophomore RB Duke Johnson has averaged 2.9 yards per carry in four career games against ranked teams.

Johnson has accounted for 127 yards on 44 carries. It is a surprising stat, since Johnson is one of the top running backs in the country and is known for busting off huge plays. The sophomore does offer a physical style to his game despite a lean frame, but has dealt with head injuries in the past. The Seminoles defense swarms to the football.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 12:18:00 PM

Miami sophomore RB Duke Johnson rushed for 168 yards and one touchdown on 30 carries in a 24-21 win over Wake Forest.

Johnson has dealt with head injuries and migraines, but his talent is undeniable. Many will look at the lean runner and call him a burner. Johnson, however, can slip tackles and win after contact. He is a part of a very talented sophomore running back class.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 03:39:00 PM

Miami sophomore RB Duke Johnson did suffer a "mild" concussion against UNC last week.

ESPN announcers disclosed the information during Saturday's contest against Wake Forest. Johnson has a history of migraines and at least one other instance of a possible concussion. Expect to read more information during next year's draft process.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 12:24:00 PM

Miami will not appeal the new sanctions imposed by the NCAA.

Miami "cooperated fully with investigators and took responsibility for its actions by proactively self-imposing severe penalties," the school stated in a release. The football team lost nine scholarships over the next three seasons.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 02:51:00 PM

Miami will not receive further punishment in the form of bowl bans, but the NCAA will dock the football program nine scholarships over the next three seasons.

The NCAA has been investigating Miami for quite some time thanks to the Nevin Shapiro fiasco, but the punishment is fairly light. Miami did self-impose bowl bans for multiple seasons, which likely played into the NCAA's decision. The Hurricanes are undefeated and could factor in to the BCS bowl picture if it stays that way.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 09:09:00 AM

Miami cleared sophomore RB Duke Johnson (migraine) to play on Saturday against Wake Forest.

"I'm fine," Johnson said on Monday. "I'm very fine. I'm good." Johnson was removed early from Thursday's victory over UNC after he took a shot to the head on a cut block. "I was trying to throw a block, the guy moved at the last moment, took a knee to the head," Johnson said. "Came back the next drive and kind of felt a headache coming on because I suffer from headaches, so I went to the training staff after that." Johnson has a history of migraines, a fact NFL teams will want to discuss with him in a few years.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 06:54:00 PM

The Miami Herald is reporting the NCAA will announce their decision regarding the investigation of Miami's athletic program on Tuesday.

The investigation has been ongoing for some time, but the timing could not be worse for an undefeated team. The 6-0 Hurricanes narrowly escaped a win over UNC and face a weak Wake Forest team on Saturday. We think Al Golden has done a good job in his fairly short time as head coach.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 03:03:00 PM

Miami sophomore RB Duke Johnson was removed from Thursday's contest versus UNC with a head injury.

Johnson was iffy to play in the first place due to a concussion. He took a shot to the head on a cut block on Thursday, and Miami's coaching staff quickly sent him to the locker room for further evaluation. Before he left in the first quarter, Johnson was shredding UNC's shoddy rush defense. The gifted sophomore back ripped off a 59-yard run and finished with eight carries for 83 yards. Miami also lost junior wideout Philip Dorsett in the first quarter with a left knee injury. Neither player will return to the game. The No. 10 Hurricanes (5-0) are trailing the 1-4 Tar Heels 17-13 at halftime.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 09:39:00 PM

Miami sophomore RB Duke Johnson rushed for 84 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in a 49-21 win over USF.

Johnson also fumbled twice near the goal line. Two long returns were wiped away by penalties, but Johnson showed the same decisiveness and explosion we are used to seeing. He just didn't receive a lot of touches.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 03:42:00 PM

Miami sophomore RB Duke Johnson has six rushes of 50 or more yards over the last two seasons, tops amongst active FBS players.

Johnson (5-foot-9, 196 pounds) confronts one of the biggest tests he'll be administered all year on Saturday against Florida. The ACC's offensive freshman of the year in 2012 struggled against elite competition last season, despite his gaudy overall statistics, producing merely 68 total rushing yards in three games against BCS teams. The Gators ranked No. 4 in rush defense last season. It's a spotlight matchup that could go a long way toward improving Johnson's draft stock.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 02:09:00 PM