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01/21/14 - Miami RB Duke Johnson (ankle) expected to miss spring practice...practice, due to an ankle injury that held him out the final five games of the 2013 season. Johnson told the Miami Herald on Sunday that he should be cleared to work out in the next couple of months, but there were no promises for spring practice. "I'm really excited in the progress I've made, and everyone else [at UM] is excited, too," said Johnson, who at Hollywood McArthur High for tryouts for the South Florida Express 7-on-7 football team and walking around under his own power. "I'm just ready to get back." "I don't believe I will [participate this spring]. But if anything changes, you'll see. But I don't really think so."
Along with rehabbing, Johnson's main focus this offseason is putting in extra work in the class and weight rooms, as well as keeping a positive attitude since sustaining the injury against Florida State on Nov. 2. "I wouldn't say frustrating but it's been good," Johnson said of his mind-set. "I'm just rehabbing and getting back and helping the team anyway I can." Miami has not announced a full spring practice schedule, but the 2014 Spring Game is set for Saturday, April 12 at 6 p.m. Johnson rushed for 920 yards and six touchdowns in eight games in 2013, his true sophomore season. The former ACC Rookie of the Year is expected to be a key piece of the Hurricanes offense in 2014, especially with the departure of three-year starting quarterback Stephen Morris. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
12/13/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): RB-Duke Johnson, So., Miami (27)...Despite missing the last four games of the season with a fractured ankle, Johnson collected second-team All-ACC honors after rushing for 920 yards and six TDs. He was averaging 115.0 rushing yards per game before his season-ending injury. He averaged 174.1 all-purpose yards per contest. - Miami football
12/04/13 - 2013 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): RB Duke Johnson, Miami, 5-9, 194, So., Miami, Fla. (104)...Despite missing the last four games of the season with a fractured ankle, Johnson collected second-team All-ACC honors after rushing for 920 yards and six TDs. He was averaging 115.0 rushing yards per game before his season-ending injury. He averaged 174.1 all-purpose yards per contest. - Miami football
11/03/13 - Miami running back Duke Johnson broke his right ankle in Saturday night's loss to Florida State and will miss the remainder of the season, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Johnson was flying home with his teammates early Sunday morning and will have surgery in the coming days, said the person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the school had yet to publicly release any injury information.
Johnson was hurt in the third quarter of No. 7 Miami's 41-14 loss to the third-ranked Seminoles. He was stopped on a fourth-down carry and his right leg was bent awkwardly as a pile of bodies landed atop him. Johnson ran for 97 yards against the Seminoles, giving him 920 in eight games this season. - AP Sports
10/28/13 - Miami put its last-minute comeback hopes into Duke Johnson's hands, and he delivered. Twice, actually. Johnson ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the second a 1-yard plunge with 53 seconds left, as No. 7 Miami beat Wake Forest 24-21 to remain unbeaten and cap a wild week of emotions. The NCAA mess that overshadowed Miami for 2½ years finally ended Tuesday and, four days later, Johnson made sure there was cause for a second celebration.
Johnson had 30 rushes - eight more than his previous collegiate best - and finished with 168 yards. In the fourth quarter alone, he had 14 carries for 85 yards, including the two go-ahead touchdown runs as the Hurricanes (7-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) set up a showdown at Florida State next week and matched the program's best start since 2003. It was the third straight game where Miami overcame a double-digit deficit, and the second straight game where the Hurricanes got the go-ahead score in the final seconds after Dallas Crawford's late touchdown run gave them a win at North Carolina on Oct. 17. - AP Sports