The Doak Walker Award is given to the best running back in college football.
Karan Higdon Selected to 2018 Doak Walker Award Watch List
One Wolverine is on the watch list.
The Doak Walker Award, established in 1990, honors the top running back in college football each season.
In order to qualify, the athlete must be in good academic standing and on schedule to graduate within one year of students in their eligibility classification.
Michigan senior running back Karan Higdon has made the watch list for the Doak Walker Award.
Higdon carried the ball 164 times for 994 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is expected to start at tailback for the Wolverines this season. In a 27-20 win over Indiana, he went for 200 yards and three touchdowns.
Other members of the watch list include defending Doak Walker Award winner Bryce Love, Michigan State’s L.J. Scott, Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins, Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor, Northwestern’s Jeremy Larkin and Penn State’s Miles Sanders.
During the 2017 season, Michigan will also play against Doak Walker watch list members LeVante Bellamy and Jamari Bogan from Western Michigan and Xavier Jones from SMU.
The winner will be presented the trophy on Dec. 6 at The Home Depot College Football Awards show on ESPN.
Chris Perry won the award for Michigan in the 2003 season. Other winners include LaDainian Tomlinson, Reggie Bush, Darren McFadden (2006, 2007), Toby Gerhart, Trent Richardson, Melvin Gordon and Derrick Henry.