Ingram Nominated For Walker Award

Alabama sophomore running back Mark Ingram was selected as a candidate for the 2009 Doak Walker Award the Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum announced this week.

The Doak Walker Award annually goes to the top running back in college football and is announced live on ESPN on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards each December.

Mark Ingram, a native of Flint, Mich., enters his second year for Alabama. As a freshman in 2008 he rushed for 728 yards on 143 carries and a team-high 12 touchdowns.

The Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors will select the semifinalists on November 11, and the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast votes to determine the finalists, who will be announced on November 23. The committee will cast a second vote beginning on November 30 to determine the recipient. The National Selection Committee consists of former NFL All-Pro and college All-America running backs, media members and selected special representatives.

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