Keegan Herring Named A Candidate For 2008 Doak Walker Award

Aug. 28, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University senior running back has been named a candidate for the 2008 Doak Walker Award, which is awarded annually to the nation's top college running back.

Herring has run for 2,234 yards in 38 games as a Sun Devil, placing him 10th on the school's all-time rushing list and making him the top returning rusher in the Pacific-10 Conference.

Last season, Herring took over as the starting running back at mid-season after Ryan Torain was injured, and he went on to lead the team with 815 rushing yards. He scored five touchdowns, three of which came on runs of 70 yards or more, and he finished with a 5.3 yards-per-carry average, the third straight season he has averaged more than five yards per rush.

Semifinalists will be announced on Nov. 10, and the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast votes to determine the finalists, who will be announced on Nov. 24. The committee will cast a second vote beginning on Dec. 1 to determine the recipient. The National Selection Committee consists of former All-Pro and college All-America running backs, media members and special representatives.

The recipient of the 2008 Doak Walker Award will be announced live on ESPN on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards on Dec. 11. The Doak Walker Award Presentation Banquet will be held in Dallas on Feb. 6, 2009.

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