Duke Johnson was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List on Thursday. The award is given annually to the best running back in college football.
Johnson, 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds, is a former five-star recruit from nearby Norland High. He made a big impact right away as a true freshman last season, finishing the year with 2,060 all purpose yards and 13 touchdowns. He broke Clinton Portis' 13 year-old freshman rushing record with 947 yards on the ground.
The winner of the award will be announced on December 12th, as part of the College Football Awards Show.