Is there really any doubt who the newcomer of the year would be? I will give you a hint—he first name is Duke.
There were a lot of a good choices for this award including the Deon Bush from the previous slide, but let's be honest—Duke Johnson didn't just come in and have a good season, he ended up with one of the best season's in the history of the program.
Duke broke broke Clinton Portis' school rushing record for freshmen, ending the season with 947 yards. He also finished with 2,060 all-prupose yards, second-most in program history and most by any Hurricane freshman.
He was just as good in the return game ending with a Miami single-season high of 892 kick return yards and two touchdowns.
Duke was voted on to the second-team All-ACC team at running back and specialist as well as voted on to the third-team All-American team as an all-purpose runner by CBSSports.com.
Did I mention this one was a no-brainer? Well, it was.
2011 official winner: Denzel Perryman