Wisconsin Badger junior running back John Clay has been named one of 49
candidates for the Doak Walker Award, presented annually to the nation’s top college running back.
Clay is the reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. He led the Big Ten and ranked eighth in the country with 1,517 rushing yards in 2009. His 18 rushing touchdowns also led the Big Ten and tied for seventh in the nation.
Clay has also been named to the preseason Watch Lists for the Walter Camp Award and Maxwell Awards.
This is the second straight season Clay has been named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List. Ron Dayne is the only Wisconsin player to win the Doak Walker Award (1999).