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Johnson Named ACC Rookie of the Week...Again

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 09/17/2012
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GREENSBORO, N.C. - University of Miami freshman RB Duke Johnson was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week, the league office announced Monday. It is Johnson's second Rookie of the Week honor of the season.

Johnson accounted for a season-high 246 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns in Miami's 38-10 home-opening win Sept. 15 over Bethune-Cookman. The freshman rushed 14 times for a career-high 94 yards and two touchdowns. Johnson posted three receptions for 57 yards and one touchdown - a 50-yard TD reception in the third quarter.

His first-quarter 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown is tied for the eighth-longest in UM history and was the first kickoff return for a TD by a Hurricane since Lamar Miller in 2010. Johnson became the first Miami player to score four TDs in a game since Tyrone Moss in 2005 against North Carolina and is the 10th FBS player since the start of the 2006 season to have a receiving, rushing and return TD in the same game.

Through his first three college games, Johnson has 638 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns, including four rushing scores.

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ACC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (Sept. 17)
Offensive Back: Chris Thompson (Sr., RB, Florida State)
Offensive Lineman: Will Jackson (Jr., OG/OT, Georgia Tech)
Receiver: Romar Morris (RFr., TB, North Carolina)
Defensive Lineman: Cornellius Carradine (Sr., DE, Florida State)
Linebacker: Nick Clancy (Sr., LB, Boston College)
Defensive Back: Ross Cockrell (RJr., CB, Duke)
Specialist: Kyshoen Jarrett (So., PR, Virginia Tech)
Rookie: Duke Johnson (Fr., RB, Miami)

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Football at Louisville
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Saturday, September 06
Football vs. Florida A&M
Miami Gardens, Fla.
7:00 PM
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Saturday, September 13
Football vs. Arkansas State
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Football vs. Duke
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Football at Georgia Tech
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Football vs. Cincinnati
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Football at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va.
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Football vs. North Carolina
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Football vs. Florida State
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