Cook tops ACC Doak Walker watch list

Florida State junior running back Dalvin Cook led the ACC in rushing last year and is one of eight players from the conference on the Doak Walker Award watch list, which was released on Thursday.

Cook led Florida State with 1,691 yards and 19 touchdowns for the Seminoles and was a a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award last season after averaging 7.4 yards per carry. Alabama's Derrick Henry won the award last year.

Clemson's Wayne Gallman also is on the watch list after rushing for 1,527 yards and 13 touchdowns while North Carolina's Elijah Hood, 1,463 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns, top the list.

The Doak Walker Award is presented annually to the nations top running back. This year, the award will be given out on Dec. 8.

ACC players on the list are:

James Conner (Jr.), Pittsburgh

Dalvin Cook (Jr.), Florida State

Matthew Dayes (Sr.), N.C. State

Jela Duncan (Sr.), Duke

Wayne Gallman (Jr.), Clemson

Elijah Hood (Jr.), North Carolina

Taquan Mizzell (Sr.), Virginia

Shaun Wilson (Jr.), Duke
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