DALLAS - University of Connecticut junior running back Lyle McCombs (Staten Island, N.Y.) was named a preseason candidate list for the 2013 Doak Walker Award, which is given to the nation's top college running back each year by the PwC SMU Athletic Forum.
McCombs has led UConn in rushing the past two seasons with 1,151 in 2011 and was named a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America and a Second Team All-BIG EAST pick. He was the second-leading freshman rusher in the country in '11. Last year, he led the Huskies with 860 yards on 243 carries.
He enters 2013 sixth in career carries at UConn with 518 and fifth in net yards per game at 87.4. McCombs also has two of the top six single-season marks in rushing carries. McCombs has nine 100-yard rushing games over the past two seasons.
The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors will name the semifinalists on November 14 and the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast votes to det...