Breida named to Doak Walker Candidate List

Will Cheney

Georgia Southern sophomore running back Matthew Breida has garnered more attention this week as he was added to the list of candidates for the Doak Walker award.

The award, which is named after the College and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer, is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate running back. The list of winners includes the likes of Darren McFadden (’06-’07), Reggie Bush (’05) and LaDanian Tomlinson (’00).

In 2014, Breida has compiled 1,434 (130.4/game) rushing yards, which put him at fourth in the nation, and 16 rushing touchdowns. He has seven games of at least 100 yards and two games topping the 200 mark.