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Todman A Doak Walker Candidate

Aug. 26, 2010

DALLAS - University of Connecticut junior running back Jordan Todman (North Dartmouth, Mass.) has been named as a candidate for the 2010 Doak Walker Award. The award is presented annually to the nation's top college running back

Todman was a Second Team All-BIG EAST performer in 2009 and the leading rusher on the Husky team in '09 with 1,188 yards. He became the 11th Husky to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and his mark is the fifth-highest in school history.

Todman's 235 carries in 2009 is the sixth-highest in school history and his 14 rushing TDs is tied for fifth. He had five 100-yard rushing performances last season, including three of the last four games regular season games

The PricewaterhouseCoopers SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors will select the semifinalists on November 10, and the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast votes to determine the finalists, who will be announced on November 22.

The committee will cast a second vote beginning on November 29 to determine the recipient. The National Selection Committee consists of former NFL All-Pro and college All-America running backs, media members and selected special representatives.

The recipient of the 2010 Doak Walker Award will be announced live on ESPN on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards on Thursday, December 9. The Doak Walker Award Presentation Banquet will be held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas, on in February 2011.

The award, in its 21th year, is named for SMU's three-time All-America running back Doak Walker. It is the only major collegiate award that requires all candidates to be in good academic standing and on schedule to graduate within one year of other students of the same classification.

The following is the complete list of candidates:

Anthony Allen (Sr.), Georgia Tech

Armando Allen (Sr.), Notre Dame

Victor Anderson (Jr.), Louisville



Jeremy Avery (Sr.), Boise State

Baron Batch (Sr.), Texas Tech

Donald Buckram (Sr.), UTEP

John Clay (Jr.), Wisconsin

Lennon Creer (Jr.), Louisiana Tech

Jeff Demps (Jr.), Florida

Noel Devine (Sr.), West Virginia

Lance Dunbar (Jr.), UNT

Darren Evans (Jr.), Virginia Tech

Mario Fannin (Sr.), Auburn

Jay Finley (Sr.), Baylor

Frank Goodin (Sr.), Louisiana Monroe

Cyrus Gray (Jr.), Texas A&M

Montel Harris (Jr.), Boston College

Dan Herron (Jr.), Ohio State

Kendall Hunter (Sr.), Oklahoma State

Mark Ingram (Jr.), Alabama

Eugene Jarvis, (Sr.), Kent State

Dennis Johnson (Jr.), Arkansas

Mikel Leshoure (Jr.), Illinois

Dion Lewis (So.), Pittsburgh

MiQuale Lewis (Sr.), Ball State

Derrick Locke (Sr.), Kentucky

Christine Michael (So.), Texas A&M

Alfred Morris (Jr.), Florida Atlantic

Richard Murphy (Sr.), LSU

Vince Murray (Sr.), Navy

DeMarco Murray (Sr.), Oklahoma

Bernard Pierce (So.), Temple

Bilal Powell (Sr.), Louisville

Alexander Robinson (Sr.), Iowa State

Jacquizz Rodgers (Jr.), Oregon State

Evan Royster (Sr.), Penn State

Brandon Saine (Sr.), Ohio State

Da'Rel Scott (Sr.), Maryland

Chad Spann (Sr.), Northern Illinois

Rodney Stewart (Jr.), Colorado

Phillip Tanner (Sr.), Middle Tennessee

Vai Taua (Sr.), Nevada

Daniel Thomas (Sr.), Kansas State

Jordan Todman (Jr.), Connecticut

Matthew Tucker (So.), TCU

Derrick Washington (Sr.), Missouri

Ed Wesley (So.), TCU

Eddie Wide (Sr.), Utah

Ryan Williams (So.), Virginia Tech