Gerhart best RB; Forbath best kicker

Stanford's Toby Gerhart won the Doak Walker Award, which honors the nation's best running back, on the the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards on Thursday night.

UCLA's Kai Forbath won the Lou Groza Award honoring the nation's best kicker.

Forbath made 26 of 29 field goals this season, including 23 of 23 inside 40 yards.

The junior won the award over finalists Leigh Tiffin of Alabama and Blair Walsh of Georgia.

Gerhart led the nation with 1,736 yards rushing and 26 touchdowns.

Gerhart had more yards rushing (1,736) and touchdowns (26) than any player in the country. He led Stanford (8-4) to a second-place finish in the Pac-10 and its first bowl bid in eight years.

Gerhart scored touchdowns in all but one game, topped 100 yards 10 times and 200 yards three times, and averaged at least 4.4 yards per carry in every game this season.

The other nominees were Alabama's Mark Ingram and Clemson's C.J. Spiller.