NORMAN — Oklahoma senior Damien Williams was named to the 2013 Doak Walker Award watch list Thursday. The award is presented annually to the college football’s best running back.
Williams rushed for 946 yards and 11 touchdowns last season on 176 carries after becoming the Sooners’ primary ball carrier in the fifth game of the year.
In addition to Williams, the Big 12 is represented by Oklahoma State’s Jeremy Smith, TCU’s B.J. Catalon and Waymon James, Kansas State’s John Hubert, Baylor’s Glasco Martin and Lache Seastrunk, Kansas’ James Sims and Iowa State’s James White.
The 63-player watch list also includes Ohio senior running back Beau Blankenship, a former Norman North standout, and Tulsa senior Trey Watts.
Here’s a full list of OU players on various college football awards watch lists:
Bednarik Award (best defensive player): Aaron Colvin
Biletnikoff Award (best receiver): Trey Metoyer, Jalen Saunders
Lou Groza Award (best kicker): Michael Hunnicutt
Lombardi Award (best offensive or defensive lineman): Gabe Ikard
Maxwell Award (best player): Blake Bell
Bronco Nagurski award (best defensive player): Aaron Colvin
Outland Trophy (best interior lineman): Gabe Ikard
Rimington Award (best center): Gabe Ikard
Jim Thorpe Award (best defensive back): Aaron Colvin
Doak Walker Award (best running back): Damien Williams