TOLEDO - University of Toledo junior running back David Fluellen (Lockport, NY) was today named one of 10 national semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award. The Doak Walker Award is given annually to the nation's top running back.
Fluellen leads the nation with 1,381 rushing yards. He has gained over 100 yards in six consecutive games, including three game over 200 yards. Over that span, Fluellen is averaging 182.4 yards per game.
Members of the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast their votes to determine the 2012 finalists. On Monday, November 19, three finalists will be named. A second vote by the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will determine the recipient. The 2012 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-America running back and 1948 Heisman Trophy winner Doak Walker. Walker is a member of both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame.
2012 Doak Walker Award Semifinalists
Montee Ball (Sr.), Wisconsin
Kenjon Barner (Sr.), Oregon
Le'Veon Bell (Jr.), Michigan State
Giovani Bernard (So.), North Carolina
David Fluellen (Jr.), Toledo
Johnathan Franklin (Sr.), UCLA
Stefphon Jefferson (Jr.), Nevada
Venric Mark (Jr.), Northwestern
Joseph Randle (Jr.), Oklahoma State
Stepfan Taylor (Sr.), Stanford