James Cook, Zamir White named to 2021 Doak Walker Award Watch List
UGA running backs James Cook and Zamir White have each been named to the 2021 Doak Walker Award Watch List, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum has announced.
Swift and White are among 91 student-athletes named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List this season. Other SEC running backs named to the list include Tyler Badie (Sr., Missouri), Tank Bigsby (So., Auburn),
Rakeem Boyd (Sr., Arkansas), Eric Gray (So., Tennessee), Najee Harris (Sr., Alabama), Kylin Hill (Sr., Mississippi State), Larry Rountree III (Sr., Missouri), Isaiah Spiller (So., Texas A&M), and D.J. Williams (So., Auburn), ReMahn Davis (Jr., Vanderbilt), Jerrion Ealy (Jr., Ole Miss), Kevin Harris (Jr., South Carolina), Dillon Johnson (So., Mississippi State), Joquavious Marks (So., Mississippi State), Kevin Harris (Jr., South Carolina), Dillon Johnson (So., Mississippi State), and Joquavious Marks (So., Mississippi State).
The Doak Walker Award “…was created in 1989 to recognize the nation’s premier running back for his accomplishments on the field, achievement in the classroom and citizenship in the community.”
Ten semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award will be named in November, and three finalists will be announced following that. The recipient of the 2021 Doak Walker Award will be announced at The Home Depot College Football Awards show live on ESPN.
James Cook, a native of Miami, Fla., played in eight of 11 games last season as a junior for the Bulldogs. He rushed 45 times for 303 yards (6.7 avg.) and scored three touchdowns. He also caught 16 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns.
Zamir White hails from Laurinburg, N.C. In 10 games played as a sophomore in 2020, White rushed 144 times for 779 yards (5.3 avg.) and scored 14 touchdowns. He also caught six passes for 37 yards.
The Georgia Bulldogs are scheduled to open the 2021 season against the Clemson Tigers in the Duke’s Mayo Classic at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday, Sept. 4.