BATON ROUGE – LSU senior running back Terrence Magee has been named to the 2014 Doak Walker Award Watch List, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum announced Thursday.
The award is presented annually to the nation’s top college running back.
One of three Tigers who represented LSU at SEC Media Days on Wednesday, Magee enters his senior season as a team leader.
He was also named preseason second-team All-SEC as an all-purpose player by the media on Thursday.
A native of Franklinton, Louisiana, Magee burst onto the scene in the first game of his junior season against TCU in the Cowboys Classic. He rushed for then-career highs of 95 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries to help lead LSU to victory.
Magee earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors against Texas A&M when he carried the ball 13 times for a career-best 149 yards and two touchdowns.
Magee finished the 2013 season with 626 rushing yards and eight touchdowns, along with six receptions for 49 yards and two kickoff returns for 45 yards.
Nominees for the Doak Walker Award will continue to be added to the watch list through the end of October. The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors will name the semifinalists on Nov. 18, and the award finalists will be announced on Nov. 24.
The recipient of the 2014 Doak Walker Award will be announced live on ESPN during The Home Depot College Football Awards show on Dec. 11.
2014 Doak Walker Award Preseason Watch List
Name (Class), School
Ameer Abdullah (Sr.), Nebraska
Jay Ajayi (Jr.), Boise State
Javorius “Buck” Allen (Jr.), USC
Leon Allen (Jr.), Western Kentucky
Terry Baggett (Sr.), Army
Bill Belton (Sr.), Penn State
Malcolm Brown (Sr.), Texas
Tra Carson (Jr.), Texas A&M
B.J. Catalon (Jr.), TCU
David Cobb (Sr.), Minnesota
Tevin Coleman (Jr.), Indiana
Alex Collins (So.), Arkansas
James Conner (So.), Pittsburgh
Marcus Cox (So.), Appalachian State
Mike Davis (Jr.), South Carolina
Kenneth Dixon (Jr.), Louisiana Tech
Jahwan Edwards (Sr.), Ball State
Kenneth Farrow (Jr.), Houston
Josh Ferguson (Jr.), Illinois
D.J. Foster (Jr.), Arizona State
Melvin Gordon (Jr.), Wisconsin
Michael Gordon (Jr.), Arkansas State
Johnathan Gray (Jr.), Texas
Todd Gurley (Jr.), Georgia
Kenneth Harper (Sr.), Temple
Alonzo Harris (Sr.), Louisiana-Lafayette
Derrick Henry (So.), Alabama
Bronson Hill (Sr.), Eastern Michigan
Joe Hill (Sr.), Utah State
Duke Johnson (Jr.), Miami
Jeremy Langford (Sr.), Michigan State
Daniel Lasco (Jr.), California
Shock Linwood (So.), Baylor
Robert Lowe (Jr.), Texas State
Tre Madden (Jr.), USC
Terrence Magee (Sr.), LSU
Raymond Maples (Sr.), Army
Byron Marshall (Jr.), Oregon
Kevin Parks (Sr.), Virginia
Christian Powell (Jr.), Colorado
Donnel Pumphrey (So.), San Diego State
Josh Robinson (Jr.), Mississippi State
William Stanback (So.), UCF
Cameron Stingily (Sr.), Northern Illinois
Kelvin Taylor (So.), Florida
Thomas Tyner (So.), Oregon
Jamaal Williams (Jr.), BYU
Jonathan Williams (Jr.), Arkansas
Trey Williams (Jr.), Texas A&M
Aaron Wimberly (Sr.), Iowa State
T.J. Yeldon (Jr.), Alabama
Kelsey Young (Sr.), Stanford
Zach Zwinak (Sr.), Penn State
National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) Preseason Watch List Calendar
July 17 – Doak Walker Award
July 18 – Walter Camp Award