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Gazette Premium Content Air Force's Getz added to Doak Walker list as top RB

Staff reports Updated: October 8, 2012 at 12:00 am

Air Force running back Cody Getz, who leads the nation in rushing yards, was added Monday to the Doak Walker Award watch list.

The Doak Walker Award goes annually to the nation's top college running back.

Getz, a 5-foot-7 senior from Buford, Ga., has 887 total rushing yards and eight touchdowns. He's gone above the 200-yard mark in three of the five Falcons' games this season and went above 100 yards in the other two. His average per game: 177.4 yards.

Getz is the first Falcon in school history to record three 200-plus yard rushing games in one season.

Getz also is the first Air Force player since Beau Morgan (1995) to rush for more than 100 yards in five straight games.

Doak Walker semifinalists will be announced Nov. 9. A national selection committee will then vote to determine the finalists, who will be announced Nov. 19.

The same committee will vote a second time to determine a winner, who will be announced Dec. 6. 

The award is named for Southern Methodist University's three-time All-America running back Doak Walker. It is the only major collegiate award that requires all candidates to be in good academic standing and on schedule to graduate within one year of other students of the same classification.

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