Karan Higdon Named Doak Walker Semifinalist!

Submitted by markh100 on November 14th, 2018 at 12:09 PM

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/collegesports/2018/11/14/texas-ams-trayveon-williams-wylie-east-graduate-eno-benjamin-among-10-semifinalists-2018-doak-walker-award

 

Eno Benjamin (So.) -- Arizona State 
A.J. Dillon (So.) -- Boston College 
Travis Etienne (So.) -- Clemson 
Darrell Henderson (Jr.) -- Memphis 
Karan Higdon (Sr.) -- Michigan 
Benny Snell (Jr.) -- Kentucky 
Devin Singletary (Jr.) -- Florida Atlantic 
J.J. Taylor (So.) -- Arizona 
Jonathan Taylor (So.) -- Wisconsin 
Trayveon Williams (Jr.) -- Texas A&M

Comments

aflapan

November 14th, 2018 at 12:13 PM ^

I think Trayveon Williams at A&M has a great chance to win the award. He's been a lone bright spot on the offense this year for them. 

I would love to see Karan win it, but if not him, then I'm going for Trayveon. 

BlueAggie

November 14th, 2018 at 12:25 PM ^

Williams is a great story, and I'm pleased to see him succeeding, but I'd be a little surprised if he won.  The biggest knock on him is going to be the W/L split.  In A&M's 6 wins, he's averaging 160.7 yards/game...in the 4 losses he's averaging 48.8 yards per game (and that includes 107 against Auburn, before they struggled to run the ball and salt away the win). 

Magnus

November 14th, 2018 at 12:17 PM ^

Eh...lucky? I dunno. Guys stick around for reasons, and I think one of the reasons he stuck around was because he didn't have a great chance to get drafted last year. Playing through his senior year is something that has been beneficial for both parties (Michigan and Higdon).

EGD

November 14th, 2018 at 12:28 PM ^

Good for Higdon.  

The only other B1G back on this list is Jonathan Taylor, who has over 1500 yards already but also four fumbles.  

Ron Utah

November 14th, 2018 at 12:53 PM ^

Hmmm...don't see Mike Weber's name on there.

In all seriousness, Higdon deserves this type of recognition.  He's worked his butt off and has improved massively during his career.

Magnum P.I.

November 14th, 2018 at 3:38 PM ^

Higdon has been fantastic this year. He's very much earned this. Wish he would've gone off for like 250 yards against Rutger to pad his stats a little, but they seemed content to pack it in and let us air bomb them to death. 

FL_Steve

November 17th, 2018 at 12:35 AM ^

Well deserved for this young man, he has rounded out his game well from last year and has grown with the season, vision is still the biggest downside IMO but kudos for effort and tenacity.