Emmanuel Reed of the University at Buffalo is one of 62 players nationally and six from the Mid-American Conference named to the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, giving annually to the top running back in college football.
Reed had a breakout season for UB last fall. He started nine games and led the Bulls in rushing with 840 yards and nine touchdowns. He had five 100-yard games including a 144-yard three-touchdown performance against Kent State.
The Doak Walker winner will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN, Thursday, Dec. 6.