Scott on Doak Walker Watch List
Aug. 25, 2010
DALLAS - Maryland's Da'Rel Scott hopes the third time is a charm.
On Wednesday, the senior was placed on the watch list for the Doak Walker Award, which honors the nation's top running back, for the third-consecutive season.
After a spring of running track for the Terps and an impressive preseason camp, Scott is hoping to return to his 2008 form when he rushed for 1,133 yards (seventh-highest single-season total in school history) en route to first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors.
However, he played in just seven games last season due to a broken forearm, rushing for 425 yards. He needs 303 yards to become the 10th back in school history with 2,000 career rushing yards.
Scott is joined on the 49-player watch list by four other ACC backs: Anthony Allen (Georgia Tech), Darren Evans (Virginia Tech), Montel Harris (Boston College) and Ryan Williams (Virginia Tech).
The PricewaterhouseCoopers SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors will select the semifinalists on Nov. 10, and the Doak Walker Award National Selection Committee will cast votes to determine the finalists, who will be announced on Nov. 22. The recipient of the 2010 Doak Walker Award will be announced live on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 9.
Scott is also on the watch list for Maxwell Award which goes to the top player in college football.
For more information on the Doak Walker award, please visit http://smu.edu/doakwalker/
Maryland-Navy Film Discovered: The University of Maryland Archives has recovered a rare film which shows portions of the first-ever game between the Terps and Navy at brand-new Byrd Stadium on Sept. 30, 1950. Maryland won the game, 35-21. Archivist Anne Turkos says that finding this previously unknown film "is particularly remarkable" since the rare footage captures highlights of future All-American and Heisman Trophy candidate Jack Scarbath leading the Terps to victory and Maryland's stalwart defense on that auspicious day. Maryland Archives is currently working to preserve more than 400 reels of game films, dating from 1946 to 1989. For more information, go to: newsdesk.umd.edu/universitynews/release.cfm?ArticleID=2217.