I’ve been a fan of the Canes since birth; my dad is a Miami alumnus and had me in green and orange baby clothes all the time. I grew up going to games at the Orange Bowl and some of my earliest memories are parking about two miles away from the stadium and enjoying the walk with my dad. I don’t remember the 2001 championship because I was too young, my earliest memories of full footballs games start around 2010 when Jacory Harris *shudders* was Miami’s QB. Since then I’ve seen some great Miami players such as Leonard Hankerson, Lamar Miller, Travis Benjamin, Denzel Perryman, but none have captivated me more than Randy “Duke Johnson.” His first game in his freshman year was against Boston College and I was at the beach with my friends without a TV when I got a text from my dad “this freshman Duke is special.” He scored three touchdowns that game which began his stellar career. It’s almost impossible not to like Duke, I can’t recall a time that I have seen a fan of any program say they dislike him other than because he tore up their team. He’s also so family oriented, always mentioning how his mother motivates him and how he wants to complete his education for her and to better his future. I wrote this because I want to thank Duke for all that he has done for this program. He stayed home coming out of high school, put a lot of work in during his freshman year behind Mike James, fought back after a terrible injury his sophomore year, and became Miami’s career all-purpose and rushing yards leader during his amazing junior campaign. Thank you Duke for your commitment, thank you for your time, your will power, your sacrifice and your leadership. Everyone wishes you well in your future endeavors and I know you will succeed at the next level. It is players like you that made football a huge part of my life and they’re the reason why I’ll never stop watching the game. I’m proud to say that I got to witness greatness several times in person! I know it’s easy for us Miami fans to get caught up in hating on our team this year, but we will never forget all that you have done! All hail the Duke, one of Miami’s greatest!