Mississippi State junior Josh Robinson has earned a spot on the Doak Walker Award watch list given annually to the nation’s top running back.
Robinson appeared in all 13 games for the Bulldogs last season earning two starts. The 5-foot-9, 215-pounder from Franklinton, La., rushed 78 times for 459 yards and three touchdowns. He also added 12 catches for 115 yards out of the backfield.
The award is in honor of former MSU three-time All-American Doak Walker and is in its 25th year of existence. 53 running backs were placed on the watch list and will be narrowed to semifinalists on Nov. 18.
Finalists will be selected on Nov. 24 and the winner will be announced on Dec. 11 at The Home Depot College Football Awards televised on ESPN.
2014 Doak Walker Candidates
|Ameer Abdullah (Sr.), Nebraska||Jay Ajayi (Jr.), Boise State|
|Javorius “Buck” Allen (Jr.), USC||Leon Allen (Jr.), Western Kentucky|
|Terry Baggett (Sr.), Army||Bill Belton (Sr.), Penn State|
|Malcolm Brown (Sr.), Texas||Tra Carson (Jr.), Texas A&M|
|B.J. Catalon (Jr.), TCU||David Cobb (Sr.), Minnesota|
|Tevin Coleman (Jr.), Indiana||Alex Collins (So.), Arkansas|
|James Conner (So.), Pittsburgh||Marcus Cox (So.), Appalachian State|
|Mike Davis (Jr.), South Carolina||Kenneth Dixon (Jr.), Louisiana Tech|
|Jahwan Edwards (Sr.), Ball State||Kenneth Farrow (Jr.), Houston|
|Josh Ferguson (Jr.), Illinois||D.J. Foster (Jr.), Arizona State|
|Melvin Gordon (Jr.), Wisconsin||Michael Gordon (Jr.), Arkansas State|
|Johnathan Gray (Jr.), Texas||Todd Gurley (Jr.), Georgia|
|Kenneth Harper (Sr.), Temple||Alonzo Harris (Sr.), Louisiana-Lafayette|
|Derrick Henry (So.), Alabama||Bronson Hill (Sr.), Eastern Michigan|
|Joe Hill (Sr.), Utah State||Duke Johnson (Jr.), Miami|
|Aaron Jones (So.), UTEP||Jeremy Langford (Sr.), Michigan State|
|Daniel Lasco (Jr.), California||Shock Linwood (So.), Baylor|
|Robert Lowe (Jr.), Texas State||Tre Madden (Jr.), USC|
|Terrence Magee (Sr.), LSU||Raymond Maples (Sr.), Army|
|Byron Marshall (Jr.), Oregon||Kevin Parks (Sr.), Virginia|
|Christian Powell (Jr.), Colorado||Donnel Pumphrey (So.), San Diego State|
|Josh Robinson (Jr.), Mississippi State||William Stanback (So.), UCF|
|Cameron Stingily (Sr.), Northern Illinois||Kelvin Taylor (So.), Florida|
|Thomas Tyner (So.), Oregon||Jamaal Williams (Jr.), BYU|
|Johnathan Williams (Jr.), Arkansas||Trey Williams (Jr.), Texas A&M|
|Aaron Wimberly (Sr.), Iowa State||T.J. Yeldon (Jr.), Alabama|
|Kelsey Young (Sr.), Stanford||Zach Zwinak (Sr.), Penn State|