Moreno Named Finalist For Doak Walker Award

By: Staff Reports
By: Staff Reports

Monday Nov. 24,2008
ATHENS, Ga. --- University of Georgia redshirt sophomore tailback Knowshon Moreno has been named one of three finalists for the 2008 Doak Walker Award, according to an announcement by the award¹s selection committee.

Moreno is the only finalist from the Southeastern Conference for the Doak
Walker Award, which is given annually to the nation¹s top collegiate running
back.

Moreno, a 5-11, 208-pound native of Belford, N.J., has rushed for 1,244
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 23 catches for 255 yards and a score in
2008, has scored 16 touchdowns this season, which is the most touchdowns by a Bulldog since a record-breaking 21 by Garrison Hearst in 1992.

Through 11 games, Moreno has scored more points than anyone in the SEC (96) and leads the league in rushing (113.1 yards/game). He currently stands at the No. 7 spot in school history with 2,578 yards rushing in only two seasons.

Hearst won Georgia its only Doak Walker Award in 1992. Moreno joins
Michigan State¹s Javon Ringer and Iowa¹s Shonn Greene as finalists for this
year¹s award.


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