As the 2018 college football season winds down and the awards season approach, the top awards across the nation are announcing their semifinalists. On Wednesday, November 14, the Doak Walker Award joined in on the fun and announced 10 semifinalists for the 2018 Doak Walker Award.
The award which is given out annually honors the top running back in college football in the United States.
This year’s semifinalists include Kentucky star Benny Snell, Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor, Karan Higdon of Michigan, and Clemson’s Travis Etienne.
Last year’s winner, Stanford star Bryce Love, did not make the cut.
A full look at the semifinalists for the 2018 Doak Walker Award can be seen below.
2018 Doak Walker Award Semifinalists
- Eno Benjamin, Arizona State
- A.J. Dillon, Boston College
- Travis Etienne, Clemson
- Darrell Henderson, Memphis
- Karan Higdon, Michigan
- Benny Snell, Kentucky
- Devin Singletary, FAU
- J.J. Taylor, Arizona
- Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
- Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M
About The Doak Walker Award
To determine the 2018 finalists, members of the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast their votes after this week’s games. Three finalists for the award will be named Monday, November 19. The Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast a second vote to select the 2018 award recipient. The 2018 Doak Walker Award recipient will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, December 6 on ESPN.
The Award is named after three-time SMU All-American running back and 1948 Heisman Trophy winner Doak Walker. Walker, who also punted, returned kicks and kicked extra points, led the Mustangs to two Southwest Conference Championships. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions and led the league in scoring his rookie year. During his six years with the Lions, he led the team to two NFL championships and was chose All-Pro four times. Walker is a member of both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame.