Miami running back Duke Johnson received 34 votes to win the award. Johnson (35 votes) also was named the ACC’s offensive rookie of the year. Diggs also finished second in that race, with 10 votes.
Johnson’s numbers: 957 rushing yards, 10 rushing touchdowns, 27 catches for 221 yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 2,070 all-purpose yards, 33 yards per kickoff return (fourth nationally), two kickoff return touchdowns.
Diggs’s numbers: 54 catches for 848 yards, 6 receiving touchdowns, 20 rushes for 114 yards, 1,896 all-purpose yards, 10 yards per punt return (30th nationally), 28.52 yards per kickoff return (13th nationally), two kickoff return touchdowns.