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FOOTBALL: Kam Martin on watch list for Walker Award

Port Arthur native Kam Martin is among 71 players listed on the Doak Walker Award watch list.

Martin could become the ninth Auburn player since 2004 to make semifinalist for the award, given annually to the top collegiate running back in the nation. The award is named after a three-time SMU All-American and requires that every candidate be in good academic standing and on schedule to graduate within one year.

Martin, who graduated from Memorial in 2016, coud become the Tigers’ feature back after going for 458 yards on 103 carries. He has 1,231 career rushing yards.

Ten semifinalists will be named in November, with three finalists to be identified later that month. A second vote will be cast Dec. 2 to determine the recipient, which will be announced Dec. 12 on ESPN.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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