Doak Walker Award
Awarded forthe nation's top college football running back
Presented bySMU
CountryUnited States
First awarded1990
Currently held byTrent Richardson
Official website

The Doak Walker Award, first awarded in 1990, honors the United States's top college football running back. It is named after the Southern Methodist and Detroit Lions football player Doak Walker. The 2011 winner of the Doak Walker Award was Trent Richardson of Alabama Crimson Tide football.

The award requires all candidates to be:

  • in good academic standing, and
  • on schedule to graduate within one year of students in their eligibility classification.

The award recipient receives a sculpture of Doak Walker, cast in bronze and mounted on a wooden base. It was created by artist Blair Buswell, who has sculpted the busts of more than a dozen inductees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


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Year Winner School
1990 Greg Lewis Washington
1991 Trevor Cobb Rice
1992 Garrison Hearst Georgia
1993 Byron "Bam" Morris Texas Tech
1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado
1995 Eddie George Ohio State
1996 Byron Hanspard Texas Tech
1997 Ricky Williams Texas
1998 Ricky Williams Texas
1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin
2000 LaDainian Tomlinson TCU
2001 Luke Staley BYU
2002 Larry Johnson Penn State
2003 Chris Perry Michigan
2004 Cedric Benson Texas
2005 Reggie Bush USC
2006 Darren McFadden Arkansas
2007 Darren McFadden Arkansas
2008 Shonn Greene Iowa
2009 Toby Gerhart Stanford
2010 LaMichael James Oregon
2011 Trent Richardson Alabama

Trophies won by schoolEdit

School Winners
Texas 3
Arkansas 2
Texas Tech 2
Alabama 1
Colorado 1
Georgia 1
Iowa 1
Michigan 1
Ohio State 1
Oregon 1
Penn State 1
Rice 1
Stanford 1
Washington 1
Wisconsin 1

External linksEdit

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