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The Trophy

The award recipient receives a stunning action sculpture of Doak Walker, cast in bronze and mounted on a wooden base.

It was created by renowned artist J. Blair Buswell of Provo, Utah, a former running back at Brigham Young University who has sculpted the busts of more than a dozen inductees in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Buswell designed the nine-foot sculpture in Doak Walker Plaza at the northeast corner of Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the campus of SMU.

Mark Your Calendar

Thursday, July 20, 2017: 2017 Doak Walker Award candidates announced

Friday, November 17, 2017: 2017 Doak Walker Award semifinalists announced (10)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017: 2017 Doak Walker Award finalists announced (3)

Thursday, December 7, 2017: "The Home Depot College Football Awards" show airs on ESPN

Friday, February 16, 2018: 2017 Doak Walker Award Presentation Banquet