BC's big boy running back was named a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's premier running back according to a press release today by ESPN. Along with Washington's Bishop Sankey and Arizona's Ka'deem Carey, Williams will be find out the winner on Thursday December 12th at 7pm (televised on ESPN).
Let's see how the three backs stack up:
Clearly Andre Williams has the edge on his competitors in every category, which should make him the odds on favorite to win the award when it's announced. Boston College has never had a Doak Walker Award Winner, since the award was first given in 1990.
Other award finalists were announced as well today and are listed below. Go Andre!
Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, Nation's Best Quarterback
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
A.J. McCarron, Alabama
Jameis Winston, Florida State
Outland Trophy, Nation's Most Outstanding Interior Lineman
Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh
Jake Matthews, Texas A&M
Cyril Richardson, Baylor