Texas A&M Football Award Contender: RB Isaiah Spiller, Doak Walker Award
The Texas A&M football team has never had a player win the Doak Walker Award, given to the best runningback in college football. If the award had been around longer, the Aggies would have won it in 1957, when John David Crow won the Heisman from the runningback position.
Unfortunately for the Aggies, the Doak Walker Award was not brought into existence until 1990. Since then, an Aggie player hasn’t been selected.
And if I’m being honest with you — it’s unlikely that Isaiah Spiller will be the first.
That said, Spiller still has a chance to win it, especially with the way that he’s been playing as of late. The Aggie runningback has rushed for at least 100 yards in both of the last two games and five of eight games overall. With 761 yards and five touchdowns, he’s a way out from the leaders in college football like Sean Tucker and Kenneth Walker III, but not out of range entirely.
If Texas A&M continues their dominant rushing attack, Spiller could, at the very least, be in the conversation for the Doak Walker Award. Again though, this one is more of a stretch than the other two players on this list.