Williams Nominated for Doak Walker Awards
July 14, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. — University of South Carolina running back David Williams has been nominated for the 2016 Doak Walker Award, it was announced today. The award is presented annually to the nation’s top college running back.
Williams, a 6-1, 220-pound junior from Philadelphia Pa., enters the fall atop the Carolina depth chart at running back. He has 131 carries in his career for 555 yards, a 4.2-yard average, with a pair of scores in 21 games, including four starts.
The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors will name ten semifinalists on November 16, and the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast votes to determine the three finalists, who will be announced on November 22. The committee will cast a second vote beginning November 28 to determine the recipient. The National Selection Committee consists of past recipients, former NFL All-Pro and college All-America running backs, media members and selected special representatives.
The recipient of the 2016 Doak Walker Award will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, December 8, on ESPN. The Doak Walker Award Presentation Banquet will be held in Dallas in early 2017.
The award, which will name its 27th recipient in 2016, 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.