Posted by Knowshon Zone | Posted in Georgia Bulldogs, Knowshon Press | Posted on 12-11-2008
Georgia redshirt sophomore tailback Knowshon Moreno was named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2008 Doak Walker Award. Moreno (5-foot 11-inch, 208-pounds), has rushed for 1,113 yards this season making him only the second player in Georgia history to record more than 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons (Herschel Walker, 1980-83). Moreno, who also has 19 catches for 197 yards in 2008, has scored 15 touchdowns this season, which is the most scores by a Bulldog since 1992 (Garrison Hearst, 21).
I am so excited for Knowshon Moreno to e a semifinalist for this Award. Not only has he racked up tons of yards and touchdowns this season, but he has had several memorable plays (the leap). Those type of plays are what stand out in the voter’s minds when they’re making their decisions.
The 162 members of the Doak Walker Award selection committee will cast their votes to determine the 2008 finalists on Nov. 24. After the three finalists are named, a second vote by the selection committee will determine the recipient. The 2008 Doak Walker Award recipient is announced live on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards on Dec. 11.