Ferguson named to Doak Walker watch list

Published 07/17 2014 05:58PM

Updated 07/17 2014 06:35PM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois junior Josh Ferguson was named to the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award Thursday.  The award is given each year to the nation's top college running back.  Ferguson led the Illini ground attack last year with about 65 yards per game and 11 touchdowns.  He also had nearly 45 yards a game receiving, which was second most of any running back in the nation.  Ferguson is one of eight Big Ten backs and 53 players nationwide to make the watch list.

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