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Kesean Strong Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List

July 17, 2019
By ODU Athletics

DALLAS –Old Dominion University football senior running back Kesean Strong was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced on Wednesday. The Doak Walker Award is given to the nation’s best running back.

Strong led ODU in rushing last season with 106 carries for 499 yards and nine touchdowns. He had a pair of 100-yard rushing games, including a career-high 125 yards in the win at WKU. Strong is ODU’s leading returning receiver, catching 21 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns a year ago.

The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors will name ten semifinalists in November, and three finalists, as voted on by the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee, will be announced on November 20. The committee will cast a second vote beginning December 2 to determine the recipient. The National Selection Committee consists of past recipients, former NFL All-Pro and college All-America running backs, media members and selected special representatives.

The recipient of the 2019 Doak Walker Award will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awardson Thursday, December 12 on ESPN.