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Montel Harris Among Preseason Candidates For Doak Walker Award

July 15, 2011

Senior running back Montel Harris has been named to the watch list for the 2011 Doak Walker Award, given annually to the nation's top college running back.

The 5-foot-10, 207-pound tailback enters the 2011 season as the Atlantic Coast Conference's active leader in rushing yards (3,600) and carries (756). He ranks second among all BC running backs in program history. Harris earned All-ACC first-team honors as a junior last fall and captured All-Conference second-team accolades as a sophomore in 2009.

Harris has earned mention on several watch lists as well as preseason All-ACC and All-America teams. The Jacksonville, Fla., native also holds the ACC record for most rush yards through his junior season.

Ten semifinalists will be announced on November 11 and the recipient will be named live on ESPN on December 8.


2011 Preseason Individual Award Watch Lists - as of July 15, 2011

Nate Freese, SO., PK
Lou Groza Place-Kicker Award Watch List

Donnie Fletcher, SR., DB
Bednarik Award Watch List - top defensive player
Jim Thorpe Award Watch List -best defensive back

Montel Harris, SR., RB
Maxwell Award Watch List - most outstanding player
Doak Walker Award Watch List - most outstanding running back

Luke Kuechly, JR., LB
Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List - National Defensive Impact Player of the Year
Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List - National Defensive Player of the Year
Bednarik Award Watch List - top defensive player
Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List - lineman of the year
Butkus Award Watch list - most outstanding linebacker

Chris Pantale, JR., TE
John Mackey Award Watch List - best tight end

Bobby Swigert, SO., WR
Biletnikoff Award Watch List - most outstanding wide receiver

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