ATHENS, Ga. --- University of Georgia redshirt sophomore tailback Knowshon Moreno has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2008 Doak Walker Award, according to an announcement by the award's selection committee.
Moreno is one of only two semifinalists from the Southeastern Conference for the Doak Walker Award, which is given annually to the nation's top collegiate running back.
Moreno, a 5-11, 208-pound native of Belford, N.J., has rushed for 1,113 yards this season making him only the second player in Georgia history to record more than 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons (Herschel Walker, 1980-83). Moreno, who also has 19 catches for 197 yards in 2008, has scored 15 touchdowns this season, which is the most scores by a Bulldog since 1992 (Garrison Hearst, 21).
Through 10 games, Moreno is tied for the lead in the SEC in scoring (9.0 points/game) and is second in rushing (111.3 yards/game). He currently stands at the No. 7 spot in school history with 2,447 yards rushing in only
Hearst won Georgia its only Doak Walker Award in 1992.