Mike Weber Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List
July 20, 2017

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COLUMBUS, OhioMike Weber, the 1,000-yard rusher as a freshman last season for the Ohio State Buckeyes, has been named to the Doak Walker Award watch list. Established in 1989, the Doak Walker Award recognizes the nation’s premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievement in the classroom and citizenship in the community.

Weber, from Detroit and Cass Tech High School, started all 13 games for the Buckeyes last season and became only the third freshman in Ohio State history to rush for more than 1,000 yards. He rushed for 1,096 yards, averaged 6.0 yards per carry, scored nine touchdowns and led all Big Ten freshmen with 84.3 yards per game.

His rookie season statistics included four 100-yard rushing games and 23 receptions for 91 yards.

Weber, a sociology major, earned freshman All-America status from the Football Writers Association of America and ESPN last season, and he was named the Big Ten’s Thompson-Randle El freshman of the year.

2017 Ohio State Football Preseason Honors

Doak Walker Award
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• RB Mike Weber

Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
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• QB J.T. Barrett

O’Brien Award
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• QB J.T. Barrett

Wuerffel Award
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• DT Tracy Sprinkle

Butkus Award
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• LB Jerome Baker
• LB Chris Worley

Paul Hornung Award
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• H-B Parris Campbell

Jim Thorpe Award
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• CB Denzel Ward

Bronko Nagurski Trophy
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• LB Jerome Baker
• DE Nick Bosa
• DE Sam Hubbard
• DE Tyquan Lewis

Outland Trophy
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• OT Jamarco Jones
• C Billy Price

Rimington Trophy
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• C Billy Price

John Mackey Award
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• TE Marcus Baugh

Maxwell Award
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• QB J.T. Barrett
• RB Mike Weber

Bednarik Award
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• LB Jerome Baker
• DE Nick Bosa
• DE Tyquan Lewis
• CB Denzel Ward

Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Nominee
• QB J.T. Barrett