Rank 'Em: Doak Walker Award

Created: November 11, 2008, 11:37 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 2008 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 Javon Ringer's bevy of touchdowns win you over? How about Tyrell Fenroy's gaudy average, or Glen Coffee's anchoring of 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 2008 Doak Walker Presentation Banquet will be held Friday, Feb. 6, 2009 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.

The prestigious Doak Walker Award was created in 1989 to recognize the nation's premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievements 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 Friday, Nov. 21! (Stats as of Sunday, Nov. 16)

  • Donald Brown
    1,537 YDS, 5.8 YPC, 16 TD
  • Glen Coffee
    1,091 YDS, 6.1 YPC, 8 TD
  • Tyrell Fenroy
    1,269 YDS, 6.6 YPC, 17 TD
  • Shonn Greene
    1,585 YDS, 6.2 YPC, 15 TD
  • Kendall Hunter
    Oklahoma St.
    1,434 YDS, 6.8 YPC, 14 TD
  • LeSean McCoy
    1,043 YDS, 5.0 YPC, 16 TD
  • Knowshon Moreno
    1,244 YDS, 5.9 YPC, 15 TD
  • Javon Ringer
    Michigan St.
    1,548 YDS, 4.4 YPC, 20 TD
  • Jacquizz Rodgers
    Oregon St.
    1,232 YDS, 4.8 YPC, 11 TD
  • Evan Royster
    Penn St.
    1,123 YDS, 6.5 YPC, 12 TD