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By the Numbers: Duke Johnson's breakout season leads to contract extension

Duke Johnson Jr. is here for the long haul.

The fourth-year running back and the Browns agreed to a three-year extension Thursday, ensuring Johnson spends his prime in Cleveland. 

We're breaking down his career (so far) by the numbers: 

1,041 — In a winless and otherwise bleak season, Johnson was a bright spot for the Browns. He led the team with 1,041 all-purpose yards in what was a breakout year for the former Miami Hurricanes star. He also led Cleveland with seven touchdowns. 

500 — Johnson joined Herschel Walker as the only running backs to amass at least 500 yards receiving in each of their first three NFL seasons. His 74 catches for 693 yards were the most-ever by a Cleveland running back in a single season.

6.3 — Since 2015, Johnson ranks first in scrimmage yards per touch (6.3) among NFL running backs.  

1,741 — His 1,741 receiving yards are also the most by any back in that span. 

77 — Selected by the Browns in the third round, Johnson was the 77th overall pick in the 2015 draft. 

3,519 — Johnson finished college as Miami's all-time leading rusher with 3,519 yards on 526 carries. 

5,526 — He's also the Hurricanes' leader with 5,526 all-purpose yards. 

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