Johnathan Gray Named a Candidate for Doak Walker Award


Texas senior Johnathan Gray was named a preseason candidate on Thursday for the Doak Walker Award, honoring the nation's top running back.

Heading into his final season, Gray has tallied 2,118 rushing yards which ranks 15th on the UT all-time list. He has played in 35 career games, including 13 starts.

A native of Aledo, Texas, Gray rushed for 90 or more yards in five games during 2013 despite missing four contests with an Achilles injury. Last season, he returned to play in all 13 games, posting 637 rushing yards and a team-best seven scores on the ground.

During 2012, he led the team in rushing yards (701), a mark which ranks ninth on the UT single-season freshman list.

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The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors will name 10 semifinalists on Nov. 18, and the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast votes to determine the three finalists, who will be announced on Nov. 24. The committee will cast a second vote beginning Nov. 30 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.

Two Longhorns have won the award: Ricky Williams (1997-98) and Cedric Benson (2004). Williams is one of only two players to capture the award twice (also Darren McFadden, Arkansas – 2006-07).

Texas opens the 2015 season on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Notre Dame.

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James Schleicher

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