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Monday, November 24, 2008
Greene, Ringer named Doak Walker finalists

By staff

Posted by's Adam Rittenberg

The Big Ten accounts for two-thirds of this season's class of Doak Walker Award finalists, as Iowa running back Shonn Greene and Michigan State running back Javon Ringer were named to the list. Georgia's Knowshon Moreno also was named a finalist.

Greene and Ringer rank second and third nationally in rushing average. Ringer leads the nation with 21 rushing touchdowns, while Greene is tied for second with 17. Greene's 6.22 yards-per-carry average is tops among backs with at least 220 carries.

It's a little surprising that Connecticut's Donald Brown wasn't selected as a Doak Walker finalist.

It would be a bigger surprise if Greene didn't win the award.