Tyler Allgeier among Doak Walker Award semi-finalists

PROVO, Utah – BYU running back Tyler Allgeier has been named a semi-finalist for the 2021 Doak Walker Award. The Doak Walker Award is an annual trophy awarded to the best running back in college football.

Allgeier is one of 10 semi-finalists for the prestigious award which has been part of the college football awards circuit since 1990.

A second running back from Fontana, Calif., Allgeier entered this season with high expectations as he rushed for 1,130 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2020. He has already exceeded those numbers in the 2021 campaign. in one game less.

In 10 games this season, Allgeier has accumulated 1,162 yards and 17 touchdowns on 203 carries.

Allgeier has run for more than 100 yards in four games this season. He also played two games for 200 yards, including a 266-yard performance against the Virginia Cavaliers on October 30.

The 2021 season could be Allgeier’s final season at BYU, as he was honored during the Senior Team Day festivities ahead of their victory over Idaho State on November 6. Allgeier joined the BYU football program in 2018 as the favorite walk-on where he was a record-setting high school kickoff. However, he didn’t have much of a role on the offensive side. Then he moved from the defensive side to linebacker in 2019 before finally returning to the offensive.

BYU football has a history with the Doak Walker Award. In 2001, Luke Staley won the award after accumulating 1,582 yards and 24 touchdowns. Staley’s award-winning campaign in 2001 was the single-season record for most rushing yards by a BYU player of all time. Allgeier is 420 meters away from matching that mark with three games to go.

2021 Doak Walker Award Semi-Finalists

In alphabetical order

Tyler Allgeier – BYU

Tyler Badie – Missouri

Breece Hall – State of Iowa

TreVeyon Henderson – Ohio State

Sincerely McCormick – UTSA

Bijan Robinson – Texas

Abram Smith – Baylor

Sean Tucker – Syracuse

Deuce Vaughn – State of Kansas

Kenneth Walker, III – State of Michigan

Mitch Harper is a BYU insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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