Tyler Badie Named Doak Walker Award Finalist

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Announced by the PwC SMU Athletic Forum on Monday, in conjunction with ESPN, University of Missouri senior Tyler Badie is one of the finalists for the Doak Walker Award.

A native of New Orleans, La., Badie is the only player in the country with four, 200-yard games this season and one of just three SEC players to complete the feat since 2000 (Leonard Fournette and Derrick Henry). Badie ranks fourth nationally in rushing yards (1,385), yards per game (125.9), sixth in total touchdowns (17) and 13th in total points (102).

He leads the Southeastern Conference in total touchdowns (17), rushing yards (1,385), rush yards per game (125.91), attempts (227), attempts per game (20.64), all-purpose yards (1,725) and all-purpose yards per game (156.8). With his 17-yard reception in the first quarter vs. Tennessee, Badie became the first Tiger ever to reach 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in his career.

Badie is joined by Breece Hall (Iowa State) and Kenneth Walker III (Michigan State) as 2021’s three finalists. The Committee will cast a second ballot to determine the recipient of the 2021 Doak Walker Award. The recipient will be announced live during The Home Depot College Football Awards which will be televised on ESPN on Thursday, December 9, at 6 p.m. CT / 7 p.m. ET.

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics