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BOISE -- Boise State junior-to-be Jay Ajayi was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List, given annually to the nation's top running back, on Thursday.

In his first season as a starter, Ajayi had one of the best individual campaigns in school history in 2013. He rushed for 1,425 yards on 249 carries and ranked eighth in the NCAA with 18 rushing touchdowns.

Ajayi was also named to the Maxwell Award Watch List last week, given to the NCAA Player of the Year.

The winner of both awards will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 11.

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