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Iowa State RB Breece Hall Named Doak Walker Award Finalist

Just days after being named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, Iowa State running back Breece Hall has been named a finalist for Doak Walker Award given to the nation’s most outstanding running back.

Hall is a finalist along with Clemson’s Travis Etienne and Alabama’s Najee Harris.

Breece Hall had 1,436 rushing yards on 245 carries, good for 5.9 yards per carry, along with 19 touchdowns. His nearly 1,500 rushing yards were the most in the country this season, while his 19 rushing touchdowns trail only Najee Harris.

The Doak Walker Award has been around since 1990 and has never been won by an Iowa State Cyclones player. Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor won the award the last two seasons. The last Big 12 player to win it was DO’nta Foreman from Texas in 2016.


Hall has consistently improved during his time with the Iowa State Cyclones. And if you haven’t we wrote this piece two months ago titled, “Wake Up America: Meet Breece Hall“.

Hall is a Wichita, Kansas native and was a former three-star recruit by Rivals (four-star by 247Sports) who picked the Cyclones over Iowa, Baylor, Kansas State, Michigan, Nebraska and Tennessee.

Iowa State lost in the Big 12 Championship Game against Oklahoma last week and will now take on Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl on January 2nd.

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