Leonard Fournette made the final cut.
LSU’s sophomore running back was pegged as one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award, the SMU Athletic Forum announced Tuesday afternoon.
Fournette joined Alabama’s Derrick Henry and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey as finalists for the award, presented annually to the nation’s top running back. The winner will be announced live Dec. 10 during ESPN’s “The Home Depot 25th Anniversary College Football Awards” and will receive the accolade at the 2015 Doak Walker Presentation Banquet in Dallas on Feb. 19.
Fournette has averaged 76.7 rushing yards during LSU’s last three games — all double-digit losses — but still leads the nation in rushing yards (1,582) and rushing yards per game (158.2). His 17 touchdowns are tied for fourth in the country.
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