Franklin on Doak Walker Award watch list

UCLA senior Johnathan Franklin has been named to the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award given annually to the nation's top running back.

Franklin has led the Bruins in rushing in each of the last two seasons, with 976 yards last year and 1,127 in 2010 -- the most at UCLA since 1997. Franklin was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection last year and a second-team all-conference selection the year before.

Franklin was previously named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the college football player of the year.