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Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins Named As Doak Walker Award Semifinalist

By November 21, 2019 (3:40 pm)Football

Junior running back J.K. Dobbins made the short list as one of 10 running backs nominated for the Doak Walker Award, which is given to the country’s best running back.

In his third season at Ohio State, Dobbins has rushed for 1,289 yards and 13 touchdowns, while also adding 14 catches for 140 yards and a pair of scores through the air. He ranks No. 6 in rushing yards and No. 14 in yards per carry (7.04) in the NCAA.

Dobbins is joined by LeVante Bellamy from Western Michigan, A.J. Dillon from Boston College, Clyde Edwards-Helaire from LSU, Travis Etienne from Clemson, Kenneth Gainwell from Memphis, Chuba Hubbard from Oklahoma State, Xavier Jones from SMU, Zack Moss from Utah and Jonathan Taylor from Wisconsin.

The junior back has enjoyed his most productive season on the ground for Ohio State, and has done so without taking nearly any snaps in the fourth quarters of games because the Buckeyes have held substantial leads in every matchup.

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