Despite only carrying the ball in seven games, Kamryn Pettway is considered one of the nation’s top 10 running backs.
Auburn’s running back made the semifinalist list for the Doak Walker Award, despite missing two game with injury and hardly seeing the field in the Clemson opener. Pettway joins Leonard Fournette as the only running backs in the Southeastern Conference to be named semifinalists.
Pettway continued Auburn’s thousand-yard tradition this season with 1,106 yards, adding 7 touchdowns. At 138.25 yards per game, Pettway ranks fifth in the nation in average yards per contest. He has more total yards than any other player in the SEC.
The Doak Walker Award has been handed out since 1990 to the nation’s top college football running back. Auburn has never had a Doak Walker recipient.
The other nine semifinalists are:
- Saquon Barkley, Penn State
- Leonard Fournette, LSU
- D’Onta Foreman, Texas
- Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
- Dalvin Cook, FSU
- Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State
- Jeremy McNichols, Boise State
- Brian Hill, Wyoming
- Aaron Jones, UTEP
The three finalists will be announced on Nov. 22.