USC's Mike Davis Named Semi-Finalist for Top Award

1:08 PM, Nov 14, 2013   |    comments
Mike Davis runs the football against Tennessee. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina running back Mike Davis is a semi-finalist for the Doak Walker Award, the trophy given to the nation's top running back.

Davis has rushed for 1,058 yards so far this year, becoming just the 8th player in Gamecocks history to rush for over 1,000 yards.

Davis is 11th in the country and first in the SEC in rushing yards per game, with 117.6 per contest. He also leads the team with 10 touchdowns.

The semifinalists include the following:

Ameer Abdullah, Junior, Nebraska

Antonio Andrews, Senior, Western Kentucky

Ka'Deem Carey, Junior, Arizona

Mike Davis, Sophomore, South Carolina

Tyler Gaffney, Senior, Stanford

Melvin Gordon, Sophomore, Wisconsin

Tre Mason, Junior, Auburn

Bishop Sankey, Junior, Washington

Lache Seastrunk, Junior, Baylor

Andre Williams, Senior Boston College

Finalists for the award will be announced on November 25th, and the winner will be announced on December 12th.

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