A year after bursting into the spotlight, Pitt running back Darrin Hall is receiving some early national attention.
Today, Hall was named as a preseason candidate for the Doak Walker Award, which is presented to the country’s top running back.
Last season, the senior back led the Pitt ground game with 628 yards while averaging 4.9 yards per carry and scoring 10 touchdowns. The highlight of the season for Hall was his performance against Duke, when he rushed for 254 yards and 3 touchdowns, including runs of 79 and 92 yards.
Hall will be the leader of one of the most talented backfields in the ACC, as he’ll share time with Quadree Ollison, Todd Sibley, AJ Davis and Mychale Salahuddin.
This preseason list of candidates will be reduced to ten in November and then a final three will be announced on November 20. The winner of the Doak Walker Award will be announced on ESPN’s College Football Awards Show on December 6.