The Doak Walker Award named eleven semifinalists on Friday and Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill was listed among them.
Rushing for an average of 119.8 yards per game this season, Hill leads the Big 12 conference both in rushing yards (1,198) and rushing touchdowns (12).
A sophomore from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hill will try to become the first player from the state of Oklahoma to win the Award. With two regular season games remaining, Hill has already exceeded his productivity from 2016 and has been a key figure in the Cowboys’ 8-2 record this season. He’s doubled his touchdown productivity from last year and has seen his yards per carry increase from 5.5 in 2016 to 5.8 to this point of the 2017 season.
The Doak Walker Award is given each year to the nation’s best running back. Following this weekend’s slate of games the list of eleven semifinalists will be trimmed down to three finalists, with the eventual winner being named early next month.