Texas' Foreman beats out Dalvin Cook for Doak Walker Award

By: WCTV Eyewitness News / Associated Press
December 9, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) — D’Onta Foreman of Texas beat out Dalvin Cook for the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top college running back after rushing for more than 2,000 yards.

Foreman’s performance was a bright spot in another disappointing season for the Longhorns, who fired coach Charlie Strong and hired Tom Herman.

Cook rushed for more than 1,600 yards and at least 18 touchdowns for the second straight season. He became Florida State's all-time leading rusher late in the year.

No FSU running back has ever won the award.

Earlier this week, Cook was snubbed from the list of Heisman Trophy finalists, leaving many FSU fans frustrated at the lack of recognition he has received despite his success.

Thursday night, Cook even received high praise on social media from former Alabama running back Derrick Henry, the 2015 Doak Walker Award and Heisman Trophy winner.

Foreman said Thursday night he was pleased to win the Doak Walker with “everything going on in our program.” He also noted that many people said he would have to change positions in college, a slight that motivated him to show he could play running back at the highest levels.

Foreman also beat out San Diego State’s Donnel Pumphrey.

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