Yet another preseason watch list for Ajayi

BOISE -- Another day. Another preseason watch list for Boise State runningback Jay Ajayi.

The junior-to-be was one of 50 players honored on the 2014 Walter Camp Player of the Year preseason Watch List on Friday.

In all, 33 offensive players were honored but only seven runningbacks.

Of the players on the Walter Camp Watch List, Ajayi rushed for the third most yards (1,425) and second most touchdowns (18) in 2013.

Ajayi has already been named to both the Maxwell Award Watch List (Most Oustanding Player) and the Doak Walker Award Watch List (Best Runningback).

The Walter Camp Player of the Year will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 11.


Ajayi was one of 53 players placed on the Doak Walker Award Watch List, given annually to the top runningback in the country, on Thursday.

Where does he rank in that group? Well, of the 53, only seven were on the Doak Walker Award Watch List, as well as the Maxwell and Walter Camp Watch Lists.

Joining Ajayi in that elite group:

Ameer Abdullah, SR - Nebraska

Mike Davis, JR - South Carolina

Melvin Gordon, JR - Wisconsin

Todd Gurley, JR - Georgia

Duke Johnson, JR - Miami

T.J. Yeldon, JR - Alabama

Other than the fact that Abdullah is the only senior in the group, Ajayi is the only who does not play in one of the "Power 5" conferences.

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