Parker named to Doak Walker Watch List

Sophomore set MT freshman rushing record in 2012

July 18, 2013 · @MTAthletics

DALLAS, TEXAS - The PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced today the preseason candidates for the 2013 Doak Walker Award and Middle Tennessee's Jordan Parker is on the prestigious list. The award is presented annually to the nation's top college running back.

Parker, a rising sophomore, set a Middle Tennessee freshman rushing record last year with 851 yards and collected four 100-yard rushing games. One of four Conference USA players on the list, Parker enjoyed a school record 98-yard touchdown run in last year's win over Troy.

The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors will name the semifinalists on November 14, and the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast votes to determine the finalists, who will be announced on November 25. The committee will cast a second vote beginning on December 2 to determine the recipient. The National Selection Committee consists of former NFL All-Pro and college All-America running backs, media members and selected special representatives.

The recipient of the 2013 Doak Walker Award will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, December 12, on ESPN. The Doak Walker Award Presentation Banquet will be held in Dallas, Texas, in February 2013.

The award, in its 24th year, is named for SMU's three-time All-America running back Doak Walker. It is the only major collegiate award that requires all candidates to be in good academic standing and on schedule to graduate within one year of other students of the same classification.

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