Clemson RB Will Shipley named to Doak Walker Award watchlist

Clemson's Will Shipley runs for a TD against Iowa State in the Cheez-It Bowl Photo credit USA Today Sports

A big second season is expected this fall from a Clemson running back , who has now been named to the watchlist for another prestigious national award. Tiger Sophomore Will Shipley has been named to the Doak Walker Award Watchlist. The award is presented annually to the nation's top running back.

The announcement comes just two days after Shipley was named to the Maxwell Award Watchlist. He's joined by 7 other ACC running backs. That list includes British Brooks of North Carolina, Justice Ellison of Wake Forest, Florida State's Treshaun Ward, Sean Tucker of Syracuse, Pat Darwo of BC and a pair of Georgia Tech running backs Hassan Hall and Dontae Smith.

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Clemson is set to open their season in primetime Sept. 5th when they take on Georgia Tech in Atlanta.