Nebraska junior I-back Roy Helu Jr. was named to the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, presented to the nation’s top college running back.
Helu was Nebraska’s leading rusher last season with 803 yards and seven touchdowns. His 6.4 yards per carry, was the highest in the past seven seasons. Helu is one of 45 running backs on the Walker watch list.
The semifinalists for the award will be named Nov. 11, with the three finalists announced Nov. 23. The winner will be announced on the ESPNU College Football Awards Show on Dec. 10.