FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Razorback running backs Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins have been named as preseason candidates for the 2014 Doak Walker Award.
The award is named after three-time All-America running back Doak Walker of SMU and is presented each year to the nation's top college running back.
Collins is a sophomore who was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the year last season after rushing for 1,026 yards and four touchdowns.
Williams is a junior who ran for 900 yards and four touchdowns last season and was named an honorable mention to the College Football News All-Sophomore team.
Semifinalists for the award will be announced Nov. 18 and the finalists will be named on Nov. 24. The winner will be announced on Dec. 11.