VT’s Williams a Doak Walker semifinalist
Williams is one of two freshmen on the semifinalist list and one of three ACC players on the list. He has rushed for 1,109 yards and has 11 total touchdowns this year. He is ninth nationally in rushing yards per game.
The Award is named after three-time SMU All-American running back and 1948 Heisman Trophy winner Doak Walker. Walker, who also punted, returned kicks and kicked extra points, led the Mustangs to two Southwest Conference Championships. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions and led the league in scoring his rookie year. During his six years with the Lions, he led the team to two NFL championships and was chosen All-Pro four times. Walker is a member of both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame.