OSU's Randle Doak Walker Award semifinalist
BY JIMMIE TRAMEL World Sports Writer
Friday, November 09, 2012
Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle is one of 10 semifinalists for the 2012 Doak Walker Award, presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate running back.
The Big 12’s leading rusher, Randle averages 116.8 rushing yards per game and is averaging 5.34 yards per carry. He has reached the 100-yard rushing mark in six of the Cowboys’ eight games this year and his six 100-yard rushing games leads the Big 12.
With 934 rushing yards this year, Randle is only 66 yards away from becoming only the six Oklahoma State player ever to rush for 1,000 yards more than once in his career.
Randle is the only Big 12 player included among this year’s Doak Walker Award semifinalists. Other semifinalists are: Montee Ball (Wisconsin) Kenjon Barner (Oregon), Le’Veon Bell (Michigan State), Giovani Bernard (North Carolina), David Fluellen (Toledo), Johnathan Franklin (UCLA), Stefphon Jefferson (Nevada), Venric Mark (Northwestern) and Stepfan Taylor (Stanford).