Can a true freshman ever be an All-American?
Well if there is one player at the University of Miami that can be, then this is who he is: Duke Johnson, RB/KR (5-9, 188, Miami, Fla.):
- Four-time ACC Rookie of the Week
- 1,688 all-purpose yards (2nd nationally among freshmen, 9th nationally)
- Ranks third all-time in UM history in single-season all-purpose yards
- 779 kick return yards (1st among freshmen, 4th nationally)
- Owns single-season school record for KR yards, ranks 10th in career KR yards
- Tied for school record with 2 KR for TD
- Leads nation with 5 50+ yard kick returns
- Leads UM with 705 rushing yards
- Amassed UM-record 368 all-purpose yards at Virginia – fourth-most in ACC history.
So we encourage the local media to vote for Duke and do it early and often.
Who knows what might happen?