Columbia, Mo. – On Tuesday, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum released the preseason candidates for the 2021 Doak Walker Award, including Mizzou senior running back Tyler Badie. The Forum annually presents the award to the nation’s top college running back.
Badie ranked second among all Tigers in touchdowns (six), rushing (242 yards) and all-purpose yards (738 yards / 73.8 ypg) in 2020. He was the only Tiger to catch a pass in every single game in 2020 and has caught a pass in 22 of his last 23 games.
A spring 2021 University of Missouri sport management graduate, Badie had six rushes for 79 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns vs. Arkansas (12/5/20) and scored two touchdowns vs. No. 17/16 LSU (10/10/20). He found the end zone on the ground while adding seven catches for a career-high 102 receiving yards vs. Vanderbilt (11/28/20).
Earlier this week, redshirt junior defensive lineman Trajan Jeffcoat was named to the Bednarik Award Watch List (college football’s defensive player of the year) and redshirt sophomore quarterback Connor Bazelak was named to the Davey O’Brien Award Watch List (nation’s best college quarterback).
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