University of Washington junior Bishop Sankey has been selected as one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award, given annually to the nation’s top college running back. The award committee will announce three finalists Nov. 25 and the winner will be unveiled at the Home Depot College Football Awards Dec. 12.
Sankey heads into Friday night’s game at UCLA as the nation’s No. 3 rusher, with 1,305 yards this season. He’s also 14th in the nation in scoring and fifth in rushing touchdowns, with 13.
Also selected as semifinalists: Ameer Abdullah, junior, Nebraska; Antonio Andrews, senior, Western Kentucky; Ka’Deem Carey, junior, Arizona; Mike Davis, sophomore, South Carolina; Tyler Gaffney, senior, Stanford; Melvin Gordon, sophomore, Wisconsin; Tre Mason, junior, Auburn; Lache Seastrunk, junior, Baylor; Andre Williams, senior, Boston College.
Sankey ranks seventh in Husky annals with 1,305 single-season rushing yards and needs 391 in Washington’s final three games to surpass Corey Dillion’s record of 1,695 yards, set in 1996.
Sankey is fourth all-time in career rushing yards with 2,931 and second in single-season touchdowns with 16. Dillon had 24 in 1996.
Washington has produced one Doak Walker Award winner, Greg Lewis in 1990.