Coleman one of 10 Doak Walker Award semifinalists

Tevin Coleman’s quest for national recognition isn’t over yet.

The Indiana running back was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award on Wednesday, becoming only the second Hoosier to be recognized as a semifinalist. Vaughn Dunbar was a finalist in 1991.

Also in the running for the award, which recognizes college football’s top running back, are Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska), Jay Ajayi (Boise State), Javorius Allen (USC), Cameron Artis-Payne (Auburn), Matt Breida (Georgia Southern), James Conner (Pittsburgh), Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin), Devon Johnson (Marshall) and Duke Johnson (Miami).

Three finalists will be named on Tuesday and the winner will be revealed during the Home Depot College Football Awards show on Thursday, Dec. 11 on ESPN.

Coleman is second in the nation in rushing yards (1,678), rushing yards per game (167.8), all-purpose yards (1,810), all-purpose yards per game (181.0), yards from scrimmage (1,810) and yards from scrimmage per game (181.0).

The junior is on pace for an IU-record 2,014 yards, which would break Dunbar’s record of 1,805 set in 1991.