FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Razorback running backs Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins have been named as preseason candidates for the 2014 Doak Walker Award.
The award is named after three-time All-America running back Doak Walker of SMU and is presented each year to the nation's top college running back.
Collins is a sophomore who was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the year last season after rushing for 1,026 yards and four touchdowns.
Williams is a junior who ran for 900 yards and four touchdowns last season and was named an honorable mention to the College Football News All-Sophomore team.
Semifinalists for the award will be announced Nov. 18 and the finalists will be named on Nov. 24. The winner will be announced on Dec. 11.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.