Brian Hill cuts upfield during the game against Eastern Michigan - Courtesy of Jerrad Anderson, Townsquare Media

Brian Hill cuts upfield during the game against Eastern Michigan – Courtesy of Jerrad Anderson, Townsquare Media

Wyoming Cowboy running back Brian Hill was added to the Doak Walker Award watch list today. The award is presented to the nation’s top running back. He is the second Cowboy to make an appearance on this list this season, Shaun Wick was added to this watch list in the preseason. Hill has rushed for more than 1000 yards this season, despite the Cowboys struggles on offense, and 1-7 record heading into Friday night’s game vs Utah State.

Hill, a native of Belleview, IL is the fastest Cowboy to reach 1000 yards. He is on pace currently to break Ryan Christofferson’s record of 1455 yards set back in 1994. Hill ranks fourth in the country in rushing yards, ninth in rushing yards per game 18th in total yards per game, and 40th in yards per carry.

The award will be presented on December 10 during the Home Depot College Football Awards show. The award is named after former SMU running back Doak Walker.

Here are the others on the watch list:

Leon Allen (Sr.), Western Kentucky
Devontae Booker (Sr.), Utah
Matt Breida (Jr.), Georgia Southern
Brandon Burks (Sr.), Troy
Jordan Canzeri (Sr.), Iowa
Tra Carson (Sr.), Texas A&M
Nick Chubb (So.), Georgia
Corey Clement (Jr.), Wisconsin
Alex Collins (Jr.), Arkansas
James Conner (Jr.), Pittsburgh
Dalvin Cook (So.), Florida State
Marcus Cox (Jr.), Appalachian State
Justin Davis (Jr.), USC
Matt Dayes (Jr.), North Carolina State
Kenneth Dixon (Sr.), Louisiana Tech
Ezekiel Elliott (Jr.), Ohio State
Tyler Ervin (Sr.), San Jose State
Kenneth Farrow (Sr.), Houston
Josh Ferguson (Sr.), Illinois
Tarean Folston (Jr.), Notre Dame
Leonard Fournette (So.), LSU
Jarvion Franklin (So.), Western Michigan
Royce Freeman (So.), Oregon
Wayne Gallman (So.), Clemson
Michael Gordon (Sr.), Arkansas State
Johnathan Gray (Sr.), Texas
Aaron Green (Sr.), TCU
Travis Greene (Sr.), Bowling Green
Russell Hansbrough (Sr.), Missouri
Derrick Henry (Jr.), Alabama
Brian Hill (So.), Wyoming
Jon Hilliman (So.), Boston College
Jordan Howard (Jr.), Indiana
Kareem Hunt (Jr.), Toledo
LaJuan Hunt (So.), Utah State
Darius Jackson (Sr.), Eastern Michigan
Don Jackson (Sr.), Nevada
Justin Jackson (So.), Northwestern
Paul James (Sr.), Rutgers
Devon Johnson (Sr.), Marshall
Aaron Jones (Jr.), UTEP
Daniel Lasco (Sr.), California
Ray Lawry (So.), Old Dominion
Shock Linwood (Jr.), Baylor
Robert Lowe (Sr.), Texas State
Akeel Lynch (Jr.), Penn State
Marlon Mack (So.), South Florida
Tre Madden (Sr.), USC
Christian McCaffrey (So.), Stanford
Elijah McGuire (Jr.), Louisiana-Lafayette
Samaje Perine (So.), Oklahoma
Paul Perkins (Jr.), UCLA
Christian Powell (Sr.), Colorado
Shaquille Powell (Sr.), Duke
C.J. Prosise (Sr.), Notre Dame
Donnel Pumphrey (Jr.), San Diego State
Demario Richard (So.), Arizona State
Ashton Shumpert (Jr.), Mississippi State
William Stanback (Jr.), UCF
Chris Swain (Sr.), Navy
Anthone Taylor (Sr.), Buffalo
Jahad Thomas (Jr.), Temple
Shane Tucker (Jr.), Middle Tennessee
Thomas Tyner (Jr.), Oregon
Marteze Waller (Sr.), Fresno State
Mike Warren (Fr.), Iowa State
DeAndre Washington (Sr.), Texas Tech
Dwayne Washington (Jr.), Washington
Ralph Webb (So.), Vanderbilt
Shaun Wick (Sr.), Wyoming
Brandon Wilds (Sr.), South Carolina
Jamaal Williams (Sr.), BYU
Jonathan Williams (Sr.), Arkansas
Nick Wilson (So.), Arizona

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