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Akers named to Doak Walker watch list

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Running back Cam Akers was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List on Wednesday. The award is presented annually to the nation’s top running back.

Akers is on his second national award watch list after earlier this week being named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award given to college football’s player of the year.

As a sophomore, Akers ran for 706 yards in 2018 and was recognized with the team’s Bobby Bowden Leadership Award. He scored eight total touchdowns, including two scores against Wake Forest and again at No. 3 Notre Dame.

He tied for fourth in the ACC and 14th nationally with three 50-yard runs, including a career-long 85-yard carry that was the seventh-longest rush in program history.

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