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Tech's Sims on Doak Walker watch list

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ATLANTA Ė Georgia Tech senior running back David Sims, who has rushed for more than 1,300 career yards, was named Thursday to the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award.

The Doak Walker Award is presented annually to the nationís top college running back.

Sims enters his final season with 1,368 career rushing yards, which ranks 29th on Georgia Techís all-time rushing list. Only three active players in the ACC have rushed for more yards and his 86 career points scored rank fourth among active ACC running backs.

Last season Sims combined with fellow B-back Zach Laskey to rush for more than 1,300 yards. Sims rushed for 612 yards and four touchdowns on 135 carries in 2012. He closed the í12 season by rushing for 99 yards in Techís Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over USC.

Sims is one of four Atlantic Coast Conference running backs on the list, joining Miamiís Duke Johnson, Boston Collegeís Andre Williams and Syracuseís Jerome Smith.

Sims is the sixth different Yellow Jacket to be named to a preseason watch list for a national individual award.
Associated Categories: Sports News, College Sports

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