2012 Doak Walker Award Watch List: Boise State's D.J. Harper, Utah's John White Headline Rocky Mountain Region Players

The last of the 2012 preseason award watch lists are coming out this week, and on Thursday the Doak Walker candidates were unveiled. The Doak Walker award is presented to the nation's top running back.

While Air Force, Colorado and Colorado State don't have any candidates, there are several players from around the Rocky Mountain region that are early contenders for the award. They are:

Michael Alisa, BYU, Jr. - 85 attempts, 455 yards, three touchdowns in 2011
D.J. Harper, Boise St., Sr. - 115 attempts, 557 yards, nine touchdowns in 2011
John White IV, Utah, Sr. - 316 attempts, 1,519 yards, 15 touchdowns in 2011
Kerwynn Williams, Utah St., Sr. - 81 attempts, 542 yards, three touchdowns in 2011

A complete list can be found here (PDF).

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