Duke Johnson ACC Back of the Week

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Miami's sophomore star honored by the ACC

Duke Johnson has been named ACC offensive back of the week, following his clutch and gritty performance this past weekend against Wake Forest.

Courtesy ACC

OFFENSIVE BACK – Duke Johnson, Miami, So., RB, 5-9, 194, Miami, Fla.

Johnson rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns on a career-high 30 carries in Miami’s 24-21 come-from-behind victory over Wake Forest on Saturday. Both of Johnson’s touchdowns came in the fourth quarter. Johnson’s first score was a 4-yard run that gave Miami its first lead at 17-14 with 5:36 left in the fourth quarter. After Wake Forest retook the lead, Johnson found the end zone for a second time on a 1-yard score to put Miami up 24-21 with 53 seconds remaining. It marked Johnson’s third 100-yard game of season and the seventh of his career. Johnson had 83 yards in the first three quarters on Saturday, before rushing for 85 yards in the fourth quarter alone. Johnson has 823 rushing yards and six touchdowns this season, averaging 117.6 rushing yards per game. He has amassed 1,280 all-purpose yards (182.9 ypg).

ACC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK  (previous)

Sept. 3 Brandon Linder, Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week

Sept. 9 Denzel Perryman, Linebacker of the Week

Sept. 9 Anthony Chickillo, Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week

Sept. 30 Stacy Coley, Co-Rookie of the Week

Oct. 7 Ladarius Gunter, Defensive Back of the Week

Oct. 7 Duke Johnson, Specialist of the Week

Highlights of the rest of the winners this week below (ACC Digital):

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