SJSU's Robinson Named a Doak Walker Award Candidate


DALLAS - San José State running back Kairee Robinson was named a 2023 Doak Walker Award candidate, announced by the organization on Wednesday. The Doak Walker Award is presented annually to the nation’s top college running back.

The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors will name ten semifinalists in November, and three finalists, as voted on by the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee, will be announced in November. The committee will cast a second vote in December to determine the recipient. The National Selection Committee consists of past recipients, former NFL All-Pro and college All-America running backs, media members and selected special representatives.

Kairee Robinson, RB, Sr., Antioch, Calif./De La Salle HS

  • Second Team Preseason Athlon Sports All-Mountain West Offense (2023)
  • Third Team Phil Steele's 2023 Preseason Mountain West Team
  • Ran for career-high 752 yards and had a career-high 10 touchdowns on the ground in 2022
  • His 10 rushing touchdowns were good for fifth in the Mountain West in 2022
  • Rushed for 59 yards and received three catches vs Eastern Michigan in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (12/20/22)
  • Ran for career-high 148 yards on career-high 24 carries vs. Hawai'i (11/26/22)

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