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    Doak Walker Watch List Features 11 SEC Running Backs

    DALLAS, TEXAS - The PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced today the preseason candidates for the 2013 Doak Walker Award. The award is presented annually to the nation’s top college running back.
     
    The field of candidates is highlighted by University of Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey. Carey, a junior from Tucson, Arizona, led the nation with 1,929 rushing yards last season. Other nominees include 2012 Doak Walker Award semifinalists David Fluellen (Toledo) and Venric Mark (Northwestern). 
     
    Nominations for the award will be accepted through October. The complete list of candidates, who were nominated by their universities, follows:
     
    Ameer Abdullah (Jr.), Nebraska
    Michael Alisa (Sr.), BYU
    Antonio Andrews (Sr.), Western Kentucky
    Dri Archer (Sr.), Kent State
    Brendan Bigelow (Jr.), California
    Beau Blankenship (Sr.), Ohio
    Alfred Blue (Sr.), LSU
    Dominique Brown (Jr.), Louisville
    Ka'Deem Carey (Jr.), Arizona
    B.J. Catalon (So.), TCU
    Orleans Darkwa (Sr.), Tulane
    Kenneth Dixon (So.), Louisiana Tech
    Trayion Durham (Jr.), Kent State
    Jahwan Edwards (Jr.), Ball State
    David Fluellen (Sr.), Toledo
    D.J. Foster (So.), Arizona State 
    Melvin Gordon (So.), Wisconsin
    Marion Grice (Sr.), Arizona State
    Todd Gurley (So.), Georgia
    Joe Hill (Jr.), Utah State
    John Hubert (Sr.), Kansas State
    Carlos Hyde (Sr.), Ohio State
    Waymon James (Sr.), TCU
    Duke Johnson (So.), Miami
    Storm Johnson (Jr.), UCF
    Matt Jones (So.), Florida
    Henry Josey (Jr.), Missouri
    Ben Malena (Sr.), Texas A&M
    Raymond Maples (Sr.), Army
    Venric Mark (Sr.), Northwestern 
    Keith Marshall (So.), Georgia
    Glasco Martin (Sr.), Baylor
    Tre Mason (Jr.), Auburn
    Lyle McCombs (Jr.), Connecticut
    Adam Muema (Jr.), San Diego State
    David Oku (Sr.), Arkansas State 
    Branden Oliver (Sr.), Buffalo
    Jordan Parker (So.), Middle Tennessee
    LaDarius Perkins (Sr.), Mississippi State
    Senorise Perry (Sr.), Louisville
    Christian Powell (So.), Colorado
    Darrin Reaves (Jr.), UAB
    Silas Redd (Sr.), USC
    Bishop Sankey (Jr.), Washington
    Lache Seastrunk (Jr.), Baylor
    David Sims (Sr.), Georgia Tech
    James Sims (Sr.), Kansas
    Kiero Small (Sr.), Arkansas
    Jeremy Smith (Sr.), Oklahoma State
    Jerome Smith (Jr.), Syracuse
    De'Anthony Thomas (Jr.), Oregon
    Zurlon Tipton (Sr.), Central Michigan
    Trey Watts (Sr.), Tulsa
    Mark Weisman (Jr.), Iowa
    James White (Sr.), Iowa State
    James White (Sr.), Wisconsin
    Andre Williams (Sr.), Boston College
    Damien Williams (Sr.), Oklahoma
    Jamaal Williams (So.), BYU 
    Jonathan Williams (Sr.), Arkansas
    Storm Woods (So.), Oregon State
    T.J. Yeldon (So.), Alabama
    Zach Zwinak (Jr.), Penn State