It looks like fans of the crimson and cream aren’t the only ones expecting big things from Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks. The redshirt junior was named as one of the 76 preseason candidates for the Doak Walker Award and he’s joined by four other Big 12 running backs on the list.
Coming off back-to-back 1,000 yard campaigns Brooks is looking to do something that has only been done by three other running backs at the University of Oklahoma. That is rush for a thousand yards or more in three consecutive seasons. Only De’Mond Parker, Adrian Peterson, and Samaje Perine have accomplished that feat and doing so would put Brooks in with some elite company.
The departure of Trey Sermon and the pending suspension of Rhamondre Stevenson indicate that not only should Brooks be expected to eclipse the thousand yard mark but that the Mansfield, Texas native could end up with a career season.
Through the first two seasons of his career at Oklahoma Brooks as racked up 2,067 rushing yards, and 18 touchdowns, at a pace of 7.5 yards per carry.
Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard, Iowa State’s Breece Hall, Texas’ Keaontay Ingram and Texas Tech’s SaRodorick Thompson are also on the watch list.
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