Friday July 15, 2011Jeff Demps Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List
University of Florida senior running back Jeff Demps (Winter Garden, Fla.) has been named to the 2011 Doak Walker Award Watch List, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced today.
Demps, a 2009 Doak Walker Award nominee, is coming off an impressive 2010 campaign where he led the Gators in several statistical categories including rushing yards (551), carries (92), yards per game (50.1) and all-purpose yards (927).
For his career, Demps has amassed 1,901 yards rushing on 269 carries, a 7.1 average, and 17 touchdowns. Additionally, the Winter Garden native has tallied 309 yards receiving over his three seasons in the Orange and Blue.
The Doak Walker Award is given annually to the top running back in college football. This year's watch list includes 51 candidates from across the country. The winner will be announced on December 8 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN at 9 p.m. EST. A presentation banquet will be held in February 2012 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.