Rank 'Em: Doak Walker Award

Created: November 7, 2007, 11:34 AM

Have you ever wanted to have your vote counted for one of the major college football awards? Your wait is over!

The 10 semifinalists for the 2007 Doak Walker Award, recognizing the nation's premier running back, have been announced. Every guy on this list knows how to make defenders look silly in the open field, but who has the right moves to outrun his peers in a wide-open field of candidates? Will Darren McFadden's big-time performances win you over? How about Matt Forte's gaudy average or Mike Hart's tough runs and leadership for a top contender? You decide SportsNation!

The Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum, the organization in charge of the Doak Walker Award, will give an official vote to the winner of SportsNation's ranking. That's right, SportsNation, you have a say in the award winner. Your No. 1 running back will receive an official vote to help determine the three finalists. The 2007 Doak Walker Presentation Banquet will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX.

The prestigious Doak Walker Award was created in 1989 to recognize the nation's premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievement in the classroom and citizenship in the community. It is the only major collegiate football 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.

To Rank the Candidates: Click on the candidates' pictures. You must rank all 10 players to cast your vote.

Vote before noon ET on Monday, Nov. 19! (Stats as of Tuesday, Nov. 13)

  • Donald Brown
    1406 YDS, 5.5 YPC, 15 TD
  • Glen Coffee
    1020 YDS, 6.3 YPC, 8 TD
  • Tyrell Fenroy
    1177 YDS, 6.8 YPC, 16 TD
  • Shonn Greene
    1374 YDS, 6.1 YPC, 13 TD
  • Felix Jones
    1032 YDS, 9.1 YPC, 11 TD
  • Darren McFadden
    1431 YDS, 5.9 YPC, 12 TD
  • Rashard Mendenhall
    1402 YDS, 6.4 YPC, 14 TD
  • Ray Rice
    1500 YDS, 5.2 YPC, 16 TD
  • Kevin Smith
    Central Florida
    1768 YDS, 5.7 YPC, 22 TD
  • Jonathan Stewart
    1142 YDS, 6.5 YPC, 10 TD