DALLAS, Tex & RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors announced the ten semifinalists for the 2012 Doak Walker Award.
The semifinalists (in alphabetical order) are Montee Ball of Wisconsin, Kenjon Barner of Oregon, Le’Veon Bell of Michigan State, Giovani Bernard of North Carolina, David Fluellen of Toledo, Johnathan Franklin of UCLA, Stefphon Jefferson of Nevada, Venric Mark of Northwestern, Joseph Randle of Oklahoma State, Stepfan Taylor of Stanford.
Members of the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast their votes to determine the 2012 finalists on Monday, November 19, three finalists will be named.
A second vote by the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will determine the recipient. The 2012 Doak Walker Award recipient will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, December 6, on ESPN.
The Award is named after three-time SMU All-America running back and 1948 Heisman Trophy winner Doak Walker. Walker, who also punted, returned kicks and kicked extra points, led the Mustangs to two Southwest Conference Championships.