Candidate Kory

Aug. 29, 2008

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue senior Kory Sheets is one of 43 initial candidates for the 2008 Doak Walker Award, the Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum announced today. The award is presented annually to the nation's top college running back.

With a knee injury to fellow running back Jaycen Taylor ending his season, Sheets will be called upon to carry even a heavier load for Purdue in 2008. He enters the season tied for second in school history with 37 career touchdowns, including 32 rushing scores, which stands third all-time for any Boilermaker. The fifth-year senior is coming off a 2007 season in which he rushed for 859 yards and 11 scores, while also catching 30 passes for 216 yards and two more touchdowns.

Purdue, which has an open date this weekend, will kick off the 2008 campaign when it hosts Northern Colorado in Ross-Ade Stadium at noon on Sept. 6.

2008 Doak Walker Candidates
Tarrion Adams (Sr.), Tulsa
Reggie Arnold (Jr.), Arkansas State
Kahill Bell (Sr.), UCLA
Andre Brown (Sr.), North Carolina State
Donald Brown (Jr.), Connecticut
Donald Buckram (So.), UTEP
James Davis (Sr.), Clemson
Mike Davis (Sr.), South Carolina
Andre Dixon (Jr.), Connecticut
Anthony Dixon (Jr.), Mississippi State
Jonathan Dwyer (So.), Georgia Tech
Jamelle Eugene (Jr.), North Carolina State
Tyrell Fenroy (Sr.), Louisiana Lafayette
Rodney Ferguson (Sr.), New Mexico
Damion Flecther (Jr.), Southern Mississippi
Arian Foster (Sr.), Tennessee
Mike Goodson (Jr.), Texas A&M
Keegan Herring (Sr.), Arizona State
P.J. Hill (Jr.), Wisconsin
Deonte Jackson (So.), Idaho
Terrell Jackson (Sr.), UTEP
Eugene Jarvis (Jr.), Kent State
Ian Johnson (Sr.), Boise State
Eric Kettani (Sr.), Naval Academy
Jorvorskie Lane (Sr.), Texas A&M
Luke Lippincott (Sr.), Nevada
Greg Little (So.), North Carolina
Marlon Lucky (Sr.), Nebraska
Darrell Mack (Sr.), Utah
DeMyron Martin (Sr.), SMU
LeSean McCoy (So.), Pittsburgh
Knowshon Moreno (So.), Georgia
DeMarco Murray (So.), Oklahoma
Javon Ringer (Sr.), Michigan State
Kory Sheets (Sr.), Purdue
Michael Smith (Jr.), Arkansas
C.J. Spiller (Jr.), Clemson
James Starks (Jr.), Buffalo
Frank Summers (Sr.), UNLV
Tyrell Sutton (Sr.), Northwestern
Joseph Turner (Jr.), TCU
Harvey Unga (So.), BYU
Chris Wells (Jr.), Ohio State




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