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Keaontay Ingram named to Doak Walker Award Watch List

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Longhorn fans aren’t the only ones with high expectations for the sophomore running back.

NCAA Football: Texas at Maryland Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

After a solid start to his career with the Texas Longhorns, sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List on Tuesday.

During his freshman campaign, Ingram split carries with senior Tre Watson, yet still managed to rack up 708 yards on just 142 carries, for an impressive 5.0 yards per carry. Texas fans got a chance to see what Ingram could do as a primary ball-carrier in the midseason contest against the Baylor Bears, when he snapped off 110 yards on 19 carries.

As a recruit, expectations were high for Ingram, coming in as the No. 6 running back in the country and the No. 15 player in the state of Texas. Expectations continue to build for the young back, as he steps into the role as the primary ball-carrier for the Longhorns.

If Ingram manages to win the award, given to the nation’s top running back, he will join Ricky Williams, Cedric Benson and D’Onta Foreman as Longhorns who claimed the trophy.