Duke Johnson Biography

November 27, 2019
First published on:November 27, 2019
by Vineet

Facts of Duke Johnson

Birth Name Randy "Duke" Johnson Jr
Birth Place Miami, Florida
Famous Name Duke Johnson
Birth Date September 23, 1993,
Father Randy Jhonson Jr
Mother Cassandra Mitchell
Net Worth $3.5 million
Salary $1,800,000
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Nationality American
Ethnicity African American
Currently Working For Huston Texas
Affair with Single

Randy "Duke" Johnson Jr. popular as Duke Johnson is an American football running back for the Houston Texans in the National Football League. He started to play professionally from 2015 after being picked 77th overall in round 2 by Cleveland Browns.

Duke was born on September 23, 1993, in Miami, Florida to his parents Duane Mitchell and Cassandra Mitchell. He completed his high school from Miami Norland where he initiated to play football and also played for the college team at Miami University. 

Net worth: 3.05 Million

5 ft 9 in tall NFL star has an estimated net worth of $3.05 million. Duke Johnson has signed a 3-year contract with the Cleveland Browns worth  $15,610,000 including a $3,000,000 signing bonus, $7,757,000 and earns an average annual salary of $5,203,333.

In 2019, Johnson will earn a base salary of $1,800,000 and a roster bonus of $400,000, while carrying a cap hit of $2,200,000 and a dead cap value of $1,800,000.

Year Salary
2018 $5,967,000
2019 $2,200,000
2020 $4,100,000
2021 $5,150,000

According to sources, Duke received $2 million as a roster bonus and $10,000 as a workout bonus in 2018 while earning $5,967,000 in total. He will earn $4,100,000 as total earnings in 2020. 

Duke has so far earned $10,619,592 from his NFL career until 2019.

Relationship Status

An American native running back seems to be single. However, it's hard to say about his exact relationship status because even though he is active on social networking sites, he has never talked about his affairs and relationship.

It seems like Duke Jhonson is focused on his game only, he is young and strong and there is no previous record of Duke about his marriage, affairs, and engagement.

Family Tragedy

Duke's father's name is Randy Jhonson Jr. who was passed away in 2008 when Duke was 14 years old and his mother's name is Cassandra Mitchell. After his father's death, his mother got the second marriage with Miami Police detective Duane Mitchell.

Tatto of Duke Jhonson SOURCE: Ohiomedia

 He loved his parents very much and his father's death was so hard for him because he was just 14 at that time and at the same time his mother got another marriage but his love for his mom never faded away. He has made a tattoo on his soldier to give tribute to his mother.

Trade war between the NFL Clubs for Duke 

It was the 2015 NFL draft, the Dallas Cowboys need to have a running back and Darren McFadden was picked up by cowboys to fulfill their need but they know that's just not enough for the team and one name consistently connected with cowboys was Duke Johnson.

Dallas couldn't pass up the chance to select the most talented pass rusher in the class with pick No. 60 and Johnson was selected 17 picks later by the Cleveland Browns.

Four years later, the Cowboys again tried to acquire Johnson after he got transferred to Houston Texans and still the trade rumor is surrounded around Duke so in response to this kind of rumor Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said:

"I don’t know where all this trade talk started happening. People just assumed that we are going to trade him because we signed another good football player. Me, personally, I like good football players and I like as many of them as we can get."

Johnson was traded to the Houston Texans on  August 8, 2019, for a conditional 2020 fourth-round pick that can become a third-round pick if active on the Texans roster for 10 games.

Awards and Achievements

  • Miami All-Time Leading Rusher (3,519 yards)
  • Three Time All ACC team selection
  • 2012 ACC Rookie of the Year
  • 2014 Brian Piccolo Award Winner
  • 2nd Most Yards per Carry in ACC history
  • 14 Career 100+ yard rushing games
  • Miami Hurricane Legend

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