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Arizona Cardinals and former UNI Panther running back, David Johnson named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month.

With injuries to the Cardinals two starting running backs, Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington, Johnson was thrust into the starting role down the stretch. Johnson answered his teams call by rushing for 442 yards on 90 carries and scored four rushing touchdowns. In the passing game, he caught 17 passes for 216 yards and scored one touchdown.

The Cardinals also went 4-1 in the final five games with Johnson as the starting back, with his most notable game coming against the Philadelphia Eagles where he ran for 187 yards and scored three touchdowns.

Johnson's production isn't going unnoticed, the NFL recently named him the league's top offensive rookie for the months of December and January.

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