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Tulane University running back selected to the Doak Walker Award List

Pierre St-Jean

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Tulane University running back Cameron Carroll has been named as a nominee for the 2021 Doak Walker Preseason Award Watch list. The redshirt sophomore received the honor after leading the Green Wave football team with 12 rushing touchdowns and notching 741 rushing yards.

Carroll also scored multiple touchdowns in four games last season, managed to complete four touchdowns, three of them rushing and one receiving, in Tulane's 66-24 win at Southern Mississippi back on September 27, 2020. The Flowood, Mississippi native also led the team with 6.1 yards per carrying, which ranked fifth all-time for a single-season record.

With this achievement, Carroll became the second Green Wave player receiving a preseason watch list nod. The 6-foot, 220 pounds running back joins his teammate, Dorian Williams, to be named in a collegiate award. Williams, a sophomore linebacker, was previously has been named in Chuck Bednarik Award earlier this week.

Only ten players will be nominated as semifinalists by the SMU Athletic Forum Board this November. Then, three finalists will be selected later to be voted in December.

The National Selection Committee consisted of past recipients, former NFL All-Pro and college All-America running backs, media members, and selected special representatives who will choose the 2020 Doak Walker Award Recipient. It will be announced at The Home Depot College Football Awards later this year.

The award itself is named for SMU's legendary running back, Doak Walker, who played there in the mid-1940s. It is the only major collegiate award in football requiring all candidates to both succeed academically and be ready to graduate from college.

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