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UCLA Football: Joshua Kelley Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List

The Doak Walker Award honors the nation’s top running back.

NCAA Football: Southern California at UCLA Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA Bruins running back Joshua Kelley was named to the Doak Walker Award watch list this morning. It is the second pre-season watch list Kelley has been named to this week. On Monday, he was named to the Maxwell Award watch list.

The Doak Walker Award is presented each year to the nation’s top running back. If Kelley should win it, he would be the first Bruin to win it.

The award, which will name its 30th recipient in 2019, is named for SMU’s three-time All-America running back Doak Walker. It is the only major collegiate award that requires all candidates to be in good academic standing and on schedule to graduate within one year of other students of the same classification.

The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors will name ten semifinalists in November, and three finalists, as voted on by the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee, will be announced on November 20. The committee will cast a second vote beginning December 2 to determine the recipient. The National Selection Committee consists of past recipients, former NFL All-Pro and college All-America running backs, media members and selected special representatives.

The recipient of the 2019 Doak Walker Award will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, December 12 on ESPN.

Go Bruins!!!