Bush Runs Off With Doak Walker Award
Dec. 8, 2005
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Reggie Bush won the Doak Walker Award on Thursday night to become the first USC player to be honored as the nation's top running back.
A Heisman Trophy finalist, Bush beat out Washington State's Jerome Harrison and Memphis' DeAngelo Williams.
Bush, a junior, leads the nation in all-purpose yards with 217.6 per game and has scored 18 touchdowns. He rushed for a career-high 1,658 yards, averaging 8.9 yards per carry.
Cedric Benson of Texas won the award last season.Winners of the Doak Walker Award for the outstanding college running back, sponsored by the Southern Methodist Athletic Forum:
2005-Reggie Bush, USC