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Chris Rodriguez on Doak Walker Award Watch List

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Watch List SZN has been kind to Chris Rodriguez ahead of the 2021 season.

The Kentucky running back secured a spot on the watch list for the Maxwell Award, a college football MVP honor that only comes second to the Heisman Trophy. Wednesday morning Rodriguez landed on another watch, this time for the Doak Walk Award, given to college football’s top running back each year since 1989.

Despite missing two games due to COVID-19 protocols, Rodriguez led the Wildcats in rushing last season with 785 yards and 11 touchdowns. He averaged 6.6 yards per carry, the high-water mark in the SEC, and the Georgia native did not get tackled for a loss in the regular season.

Unlike his predecessor, Benny Snell, Rodriguez has not carried a heavy workload throughout his entire Kentucky career. With plenty of juice still left to squeeze and a Big Blue Wall leading the way, C-Rod could have a special season that ends at The Home Depot College Football Awards in Atlanta.

Article written by Nick Roush

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