James Cook, Zamir White named to 2020 Doak Walker Award Watch List
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James Cook, Zamir White named to 2020 Doak Walker Award Watch List

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James Cook (Photo: Tony Walsh/UGA)

UGA junior running backs James Cook and Zamir White have been named to the 2020 Doak Walker Award Watch List, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum has announced.

Swift and White are among 76 student-athletes named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List this season. Other SEC running backs named to the list include Rakeem Boyd (Sr., Arkansas), Eric Gray (So., Tennessee), Najee Harris (Sr., Alabama), Kylin Hill (Sr., Mississippi State), Larry Rountree III (Sr., Missouri), Isaiah Spiller (So., Texas A&M), and D.J. Williams (So., Auburn).

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.”

Ten semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award will be named in November, and three finalists will be announced following that. The recipient of the 2020 Doak Walker Award will be announced at The Home Depot College Football Awards show live on ESPN.

James Cook, a native of Miami, Fla., played in all 14 games last season as a sophomore for the Bulldogs. He rushed 31 times for 188 yards (6.1 avg.) and scored two touchdowns. He also caught 16 passes for 132 yards.

Zamir White hails from Laurinburg, N.C. In 13 games played as a redshirt freshman in 2019, White rushed 78 times for 408 yards (5.2 avg.) and scored three touchdowns. He also caught two passes for 20 yards.

The Georgia Bulldogs are currently scheduled to open the 2020 season on Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day) against the Virginia Cavaliers in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

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