Big honor for the Clemson running back.
The PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced today that Clemson running back Travis Etienne has been named as one of 10 semifinalists for the 2020 Doak Walker Award. It marks Etienne’s third consecutive semifinalist selection, as he was selected as a semifinalist in 2019 and a finalist in 2018.
Additional information from award organizers is included below.
DALLAS – The PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced today the 10 semifinalists for the 2020 Doak Walker Award. The semifinalists (in alphabetical order) are:
Travis Etienne (Sr.), Clemson
Breece Hall (So.), Iowa State
Najee Harris (Sr.), Alabama
Mo Ibrahim (Jr.), Minnesota
Jermar Jefferson (Jr.), Oregon State
Sincere McCormick (So.), UTSA
Jaret Patterson (Jr.), Buffalo
Isaiah Spiller (So.), Texas A&M
Javonte Williams (Jr.), North Carolina
Kyren Williams (So.), Notre Dame
To determine the 2020 finalists, members of the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast their votes. Three finalists for the award will be named Monday, December 21. The Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast a second vote to select the 2020 award recipient. The 2020 Doak Walker Award recipient will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, January 7, 2021 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. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions and led the league in scoring his rookie year. During his six years with the Lions, he led the team to two NFL championships and was chosen All-Pro four times. Walker is a member of both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame.