Travis Etienne Named To Doak Walker Award Watch List

The Doak Walker Award is given to the nation’s top running back each season.

Considered one of the nation’s top running backs, Travis Etienne was named to the preseason watch list for the annual Doak Walker Award Tuesday afternoon. Last season Etienne was a finalist for the award after rushing for 1658 yards, and averaging over 8 yards per carry.

2018 winner Jonathan Taylor, out of Wisconsin is back on the list, and will be looking to win the award for a second consecutive year.

Candidates are nominated through university athletic departments and can continued to be nominated through October. Ten semifinalists will be named in November, then three finalists will be named on November 22. The winner will be voted on by the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee and announced on December 12, at the annual College Football Awards show.

The full list of backs named to the preseason watch list-

Cam Akers (Jr.), Florida State

Darius Anderson (Sr.), TCU

Jafar Armstrong (Jr.), Notre Dame

LaVante Bellamy (Sr.), Western Michigan

Eno Benjamin (Jr), Arizona State

Max Borghi (So), Washington State

Isaiah Bowser (So), Northwestern

Rakeem Boyd (Jr), Arkansas

Darius Bradwell (Sr), Tulane

Shamari Brooks (Jr), Tulsa

Spencer Brown (Jr), UAB

Brittain Brown (Jr), Duke

Cade Carney (Sr), Wake Forest

Michael Carter (Jr), North Carolina

Ty Chandler (Jr), Tennessee

Andrew Clair (Jr), Bowling Green

Jashaun Corbin (So), Texas A&M

Reggie Corbin (Sr), Illinois

AJ Dillon (Jr), Boston College

J.K. Dobbins (Jr), Ohio State

Travis Dye (So), Oregon

Travis Etienne (Jr), Clemson

Darrynton Evans (Jr), Appalachian State

Dayton Furuta (Sr), Hawaii

Tre Harbison (Jr), Northern Illinois

Najee Harris (Jr), Alabama

Kylin Hill (Jr), Mississippi State

Jerry Howard, Jr. (Jr), Georgia Tech

Chuba Hubbard (So), Oklahoma State

Mohamed Ibrahim (So), Minnesota

Keaontay Ingram (So), Texas

Deon Jackson (Jr), Duke

Jermar Jefferson (So), Oregon State

Tony Jones, Jr. (Sr), Notre Dame

Lopini Katoa (So), BYU

Joshua Kelley (Sr), UCLA

Bryant Koback (So), Toledo

Benny LeMay (Sr), UNCC

Vavae Malepeai (Jr), USC

Kam Martin (Sr), Auburn

Jordan Mason (So), Georgia Tech

Greg McCrae (Jr), UCF

Anthony McFarland, Jr. (So), Maryland

Tra Minter (Sr), South Alabama

Elijah Mitchell (Jr), Louisiana-Lafayette

Marcel Murray (So), Arkansas State

Mo Neal (Sr), Syracuse

Jaret Patterson (So), Buffalo

Lamical Perine (Sr), Florida

Scottie Phillips (Sr), Ole Miss

Trey Ragas (Jr), Louisiana-Lafayette

Ronnie Rivers (Jr), Fresno State

Larry Rountree, III (Jr), Missouri

Mekhi Sargent (Jr), Iowa

Cameron Scarlett (Sr), Stanford

Stevie Scott, III (So), Indiana

BJ Smith (Sr), Troy

Rodney Smith (Sr), Minnesota

Kesean Strong (Sr), Old Dominion

D’Andre Swift (Jr), Georgia

Toa Taua (So), Nevada

Corey Taylor, II (Jr), Tulsa

J.J. Taylor (Jr), Arizona

Jonathan Taylor (Jr), Wisconsin

Patrick Taylor (Sr), Memphis

DeAndre Torrey (Jr), North Texas

Breck Turner (Sr), Eastern Michigan

KeShawn Vaughn (Sr), Vanderbilt

CJ Verdell (So), Oregon

Michael Warren, II (Jr), Cincinnati

Devwah Whaley (Sr), Arkansas

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JP_Priester

A writer for SBNation's "Shakin' The Southland" covering Clemson Athletics

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