Chuba Hubbard

Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard (left) runs under pressure from West Virginia’s Ezekiel Rose during a football game at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., on Saturday, November 17, 2018. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World

Oklahoma State redshirt sophomore Chubba Hubbard is one of three Big 12 running backs to make it on the Doak Walker Award preseason watch list.

The Doak Walker Award honors the top running back in college football. TCU’s Darius Anderson and Keaontay Ingram of Texas are the other two Big 12 players joining Hubbard on the list.

The last Big 12 running back to win the award was Longhorn D’Onta Foreman in 2016. A Big 12 Conference running back has won the Doak Walker award five times with four of them coming out of the University of Texas.

The three finalists for the award, voted on by the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee, will be announced Nov. 20 and the 10 semifinalists will be announced earlier that month.

Hubbard was one of five finalists for the Cornish Trophy presented to the top Canadian student-athlete in NCAA football. He was a recipient of OSU’s outstanding newcomer award.

The 6-1, 207-pound back became the main ball carrier the last four games of the 2018 season. He finished the year with 740 yards and seven rushing touchdowns on 124 carries (6.0 avg.). He also caught 22 balls for 229 yards and two touchdowns.

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