HOOVER, Ala. - South Carolina running back Mike Davis was one of 53 players named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List on Thursday.

Davis, who was also named All-SEC Second Team on Thursday, had a breakout sophomore season last fall. He rushed for 1,183 yards, the fourth-highest single season total in school history, with 11 touchdowns, while earning postseason second-team All-SEC accolades.

The Doak Walker Award is given annually to the nation's top running back. A list of semifinalists will be released Nov. 18, and finalists will be named Nov. 24.