Football: Duke Johnson Lands on 2013 Doak Walker Award Watch List

On Thursday the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced the 2013 Doak Walker Award watch list, the award presented to the nation’s top running back.  Making the list is Hurricanes’ sophomore RB Duke Johnson.

Nov 24, 2012; Durham, NC, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson (8) escapes the grasp of Duke Blue Devils cornerback Tony Foster (31) during the first half at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

The Doak Walker Award was created in 1989 to recognize the nation’s premier running back.  The award requires that all candidates be in good academic standing and on schedule to graduate within one year of other students of the same classification.

The winner will be announced on Dec. 12 and nominations for the award will be accepted through October.

2013 Doak Walker Award watch list:

  • Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska, Jr.
  • Michael Alisa, BYU, Sr.
  • Antonio Andrews, Western Kentucky, Sr.
  • Dri Archer, Kent State, Sr.
  • Brendan Bigelow, California, Jr.
  • Beau Blankenship, Ohio, Sr.
  • Alfred Blue, LSU, Sr.
  • Dominique Brown, Louisville, Jr.
  • Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona, Jr.
  • B.J. Catalon, TCU, So.
  • Orleans Darkwa, Tulane, Sr.
  • Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech, So.
  • Trayion Durham, Kent State, Jr.
  • Jahwan Edwards, Ball State, Jr.
  • David Fluellen, Toledo, Sr.
  • D.J. Foster, Arizona State, So.
  • Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin, So.
  • Marion Grice, Arizona State, Sr.
  • Todd Gurley, Georgia, So.
  • Joe Hill, Utah State, Jr.
  • John Hubert, Kansas State, Sr.
  • Carlos Hyde (Sr.), Ohio State
  • Waymon James, TCU, Sr.
  • Duke Johnson, Miami, So.
  • Storm Johnson, UCF, Jr.
  • Matt Jones, Florida, So.
  • Henry Josey, Missouri, Jr.
  • Ben Malena, Texas A&M, Sr.
  • Raymond Maples, Army, Sr.
  • Venric Mark, Northwestern, Sr.
  • Keith Marshall, Georgia, So.
  • Glasco Martin, Baylor, Sr.
  • Tre Mason, Auburn, Jr.
  • Lyle McCombs, Connecticut, Jr.
  • Adam Muema, San Diego State, Jr.
  • David Oku, Arkansas State, Sr.
  • Branden Oliver, Buffalo, Sr.
  • Jordan Parker, Middle Tennessee, So.
  • LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State, Sr.
  • Senorise Perry, Louisville, Sr.
  • Christian Powell (So.), Colorado
  • Darrin Reaves, UAB, Jr.
  • Silas Redd, USC, Sr.
  • Bishop Sankey, Washington, Jr.
  • Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, Jr.
  • David Sims, Georgia Tech, Sr.
  • James Sims, Kansas, Sr.
  • Kiero Small, Arkansas, Sr.
  • Jeremy Smith, Oklahoma State, Sr.
  • Jerome Smith, Syracuse, Jr.
  • De’Anthony Thomas, Oregon, Jr.
  • Zurlon Tipton, Central Michigan, Sr.
  • Trey Watts, Tulsa, Sr.
  • Mark Weisman, Iowa, Jr.
  • James White, Iowa State, Sr.
  • James White, Wisconsin, Sr.
  • Andre Williams, Boston College, Sr.
  • Damien Williams, Oklahoma, Sr.
  • Jamaal Williams, BYU, So.
  • Jonathan Williams, Arkansas, Sr.
  • Storm Woods, Oregon State, So.
  • T.J. Yeldon, Alabama, So.
  • Zach Zwinak, Penn State, Jr.

2012 winner: Monte Ball, Wisconsin

 

 

 

Topics: 2013 Doak Walker Award Watch List, Duke Johnson, Football, Miami Hurricanes

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