Senior running back Rafael Little has been named to the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s top running back.
Little has led the Wildcats in rushing the last two seasons, going for 1,065 yards as a sophomore in 2005 and 673 yards while being hampered by injuries last year. The multi-talented Little is an accomplished pass receiver and holds the school single-season and career records for punt return average. He averaged 22.4 yards per punt return last season and would have led the nation in that category, but did not play in enough games to qualify.
The award is named in honor of Doak Walker, the great running back at Southern Methodist University and the Detroit Lions, and is presented by the Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum of Dallas, Texas.