The Pacific-10 Conference today announced that three Oregon football players, running back LaMichael…
James Semifinalist for Doak Walker Award
James has the longest play from scrimmage in the Pac-10 this season on an 84-yard touchdown reception at Washington State and the second-longest run on a 76-yard TD vs. Stanford. All told, he has four scores of 66 yards or longer.
The Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will vote to determine the three finalist, which will be announced on Nov. 22.
A second vote by the committee will determine the winner to be announced live at The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 9 on ESPN.
Last year's Pac-10 freshman of the year with a conference-best 1,546 rushing yards – the most ever by a freshman in Pac-10 history – leads the league once again with 1,331 yards through eight games. He is also the league leader in touchdowns (18), rushing touchdowns (17), 100-yard games (7) and 200-yard games (3).
Doak Walker was a three-time SMU All-America running back and 1948 Heisman Trophy winner. Walker is a member of both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame.
2010 Doak Walker Award Semifinalists
John Clay (Jr.), Wisconsin
Kendall Hunter (Sr.), Oklahoma State
Mark Ingram (Jr.), Alabama
LaMichael James (So.), Oregon
DeMarco Murray (Sr.), Oklahoma
Bilal Powell (Sr.), Louisville
Jacquizz Rodgers (Jr.), Oregon State
Vai Taua (Sr.), Nevada
Daniel Thomas (Sr.), Kansas State
Ed Wesley (So.), TCU
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