UGA sophomore running back Nick Chubb has been named to the 2015 Doak Walker Award Watch List, Southern Methodist University announced on Thursday.
The Doak Walker Award “was created in 1989 to recognize the nation’s premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievement in the classroom and citizenship in the community.”
The winner of the 2015 Doak Walker Award will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.
Nick Chubb, a native of Cedartown, Georgia, broke out last season backing up, and later replacing, Todd Gurley. In 13 games, Chubb rushed 219 times for 1,547 yards (7.1 avg.) and 14 touchdowns.
Chubb was also a threat as a receiver out of the backfield. He caught 18 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns.
The Bulldogs and Nick Chubb open the 2015 season at home on Sept. 5 vs. the ULM Warhawks (Noon ET, SEC Network).