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Cal RB Christopher Brown Jr. placed on Doak Walker Award Watch List

Walker joins 75 other running backs vying for the nation’s top RB award

NCAA Football: UC - Davis at California Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The nation’s top running back award narrowed down their top candidates for the 2020 college football season this week — and you guessed it: California Golden Bears RB Christopher Brown Jr. was one of those on the list.

Brown finished last season with 208 carries for 914 yards and eight touchdowns, narrowly missing that 1,000-yard plateau in his first full season as a starter.

Making him a dynamic dual-threat, Brown also hauled in 22 catches for 166 yards and four more touchdowns as he’s every bit of a challenge to bring down in the run game just as he is in the passing game.

The Doak Walker Award is named after former SMU Mustangs All-American RB of the same name and is handed out to the nation’s top running back each year. It’s the only major college football award that also requires student-athletes to be in good academic standing as well.

Cal has never had a Doak Walker Award winner and the most recent Pac-12 team to do so is, unfortunately, Stanford.

The preseason list of 76 will be narrowed down to 10 semifinalists in November and the eventual award will be handed out during the Home Depot Awards Show in December.

Congratulations, Christopher!