McNichols named Doak Walker Award semifinalist

BOISE - Jeremy McNichols has had an impressive junior season for Boise State, racking up a national best 22 touchdowns through 10 games.

His efforts have not gone unnoticed. On Wednesday, he was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award, given annually to college football's top running back.

The Mountain West is well-represented on the list: McNichols is joined by Wyoming's Brian Hill and San Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey.

In addition to being the nation's leading scorer, McNichols is also ranked in the national top six in rushing touchdowns (18), rushing yards (1,369) and all-purpose yards (1,849).

He has rushed for at least 100 yards eight times this season, including two 200-yard games.

A dual-threat, McNichols is among the top receiving backs in the country. He tops those on the Doak Walker Award semifinalist list in receiving yards (428) and touchdown receptions (four).

The Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee announce three finalists on Nov. 22. The award recipient will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 8 on ESPN.

Doak Walker Award semifinalists:

  • Saquon Barkley, Penn State
  • Dalvin Cook, Florida State
  • Leonard Fournette, LSU
  • D’Onta Foreman, Texas
  • Brian Hill, Wyoming
  • Aaron Jones, UTEP
  • Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
  • Jeremy McNichols, Boise State
  • Kamryn Pettway, Auburn
  • Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State

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