WATCH LIST: Doak Walker list includes 53 running backs

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer

Doak Walker Award preseason watch list
Melvin Gordon was a Doak Walker semi-finalist in 2013. (USATSI)

Preseason watch list season rolls on, with today's list being that of the Doak Walker Award. The Doak Walker Award is given annually to the best running back in the nation, and was awarded to Boston College's Andre Williams.

Who will take it this year? Too early to tell, but the preseason watch list includes 53 backs you'll probably want to keep your eye on during the season.

Ameer Abdullah (Sr.), Nebraska

Jay Ajayi (Jr.), Boise State

Javorius “Buck” Allen (Jr.), USC

Leon Allen (Jr.), Western Kentucky

Terry Baggett (Sr.), Army

Bill Belton (Sr.), Penn State

Malcolm Brown (Sr.), Texas

Tra Carson (Jr.), Texas A&M

B.J. Catalon (Jr.), TCU

David Cobb (Sr.), Minnesota

Tevin Coleman (Jr.), Indiana

Alex Collins (So.), Arkansas

James Conner (So.), Pittsburgh

Marcus Cox (So.), Appalachian State

Mike Davis (Jr.), South Carolina

Kenneth Dixon (Jr.), Louisiana Tech

Jahwan Edwards (Sr.), Ball State

Kenneth Farrow (Jr.), Houston

Josh Ferguson (Jr.), Illinois

D.J. Foster (Jr.), Arizona State

Melvin Gordon (Jr.), Wisconsin

Michael Gordon (Jr.), Arkansas State

Johnathan Gray (Jr.), Texas

Todd Gurley (Jr.), Georgia

Kenneth Harper (Sr.), Temple

Alonzo Harris (Sr.), Louisiana-Lafayette

Derrick Henry (So.), Alabama

Bronson Hill (Sr.), Eastern Michigan

Joe Hill (Sr.), Utah State

Duke Johnson (Jr.), Miami

Jeremy Langford (Sr.), Michigan State

Daniel Lasco (Jr.), California

Shock Linwood (So.), Baylor

Robert Lowe (Jr.), Texas State

Tre Madden (Jr.), USC

Terrence Magee (Sr.), LSU

Raymond Maples (Sr.), Army

Byron Marshall (Jr.), Oregon

Kevin Parks (Sr.), Virginia

Christian Powell (Jr.), Colorado

Donnel Pumphrey (So.), San Diego State

Josh Robinson (Jr.), Mississippi State

William Stanback (So.), UCF

Cameron Stingily (Sr.), Northern Illinois

Kelvin Taylor (So.), Florida

Thomas Tyner (So.), Oregon

Jamaal Williams (Jr.), BYU

Jonathan Williams (Jr.), Arkansas

Trey Williams (Jr.), Texas A&M

Aaron Wimberly (Sr.), Iowa State

T.J. Yeldon (Jr.), Alabama

Kelsey Young (Sr.), Stanford

Zach Zwinak (Sr.), Penn State

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