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Ball State senior and former Locust Grove star Caleb Huntley has been named to the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, given annually to the nation’s top running back.

Ball State senior and former Locust Grove star Caleb Huntley, who ran for the fifth-most yards in school history last season, has been named to the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, given annually to the nation’s top running back.

Huntley was an All-MAC Second Team selection last season and was named to the 2020 preseason All-MAC First Team this week by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview.

He ran for 1,275 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, surpassing 100 yards rushing in seven of the Cardinals’ eight MAC games. He enters his senior season ninth on the program’s all-time list with 2,465 career yards rushing.

Now in its 31st year and named in honor of SMU’s three-time All-American running back Doak Walker, the award is presented by the PwC SMU Athletic Forum in Dallas, Texas. It is the only major collegiate award that requires all candidates to be in good academic standing and on schedule to graduate within one year of other students of the same classification.

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