Doak Walker Award


Doak Walker Award
Doak Walker Award
Awarded for the nation's top college football running back
Presented by SMU
Country United States
First awarded 1990
Currently held by LaMichael James
Official website http://smu.edu/doakwalker/

The Doak Walker Award, first awarded in 1990, honors the United States's top college football running back. It is named after the Southern Methodist and Detroit Lions football player Doak Walker. The current holder of the Doak Walker Award is LaMichael James of Oregon.

The award requires all candidates to be:

  • in good academic standing, and
  • on schedule to graduate within one year of students in their eligibility classification.

The award recipient receives a sculpture of Doak Walker, cast in bronze and mounted on a wooden base. It was created by artist Blair Buswell, who has sculpted the busts of more than a dozen inductees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Winners

Toby Gerhart's Doak Walker Award on display at the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame
Year Winner School
1990 Greg Lewis Washington
1991 Trevor Cobb Rice
1992 Garrison Hearst Georgia
1993 Byron "Bam" Morris Texas Tech
1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado
1995 Eddie George Ohio State
1996 Byron Hanspard Texas Tech
1997 Ricky Williams Texas
1998 Ricky Williams Texas
1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin
2000 LaDainian Tomlinson TCU
2001 Luke Staley BYU
2002 Larry Johnson Penn State
2003 Chris Perry Michigan
2004 Cedric Benson Texas
2005 Reggie Bush USC
2006 Darren McFadden Arkansas
2007 Darren McFadden Arkansas
2008 Shonn Greene Iowa
2009 Toby Gerhart Stanford
2010 LaMichael James Oregon

Trophies won by school

School Winners
Texas 3
Arkansas 2
Texas Tech 2
BYU 1
Colorado 1
Georgia 1
Iowa 1
Michigan 1
Ohio State 1
Oregon 1
Penn State 1
Rice 1
Stanford 1
TCU 1
USC 1
Washington 1
Wisconsin 1

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