Just days after being named to the Maxwell Award watch list, it was announced Wednesday morning that Justice Hill is a preseason candidate for the Doak Walker Award.
The Doak Walker Award is given to college football’s best running back and is the only major award where the candidate must be in good academic standing.
This is the second-straight year that Hill is a candidate for the honor.
.@jhill21_ is once again a candidate for the Doak Walker Award, which honors college football's top running back. Congrats, Cowboy! #okstate— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) July 18, 2018
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Joining Hill on the list from the Big 12 are Oklahoma’s Rodney Anderson, TCU’s Darius Anderson, Texas Tech’s Da’Leon Ward and Kansas State’s Alex Barnes. 2017 winner Bryce Love from Stanford also makes the list again this year.
The award will be presented on ESPN on Thursday, December 6.