USC's Davis Named Walker Semifinalist

University of South Carolina sophomore Mike Davis is one of 10 semifinalists for the 2013 Doak Walker Award presented to the nation's top running back, the PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors announced today.

Davis, a 5-9, 215-pounder from Lithonia, Ga., leads the SEC and ranks 11th in the country in rushing at 117.6 yards per game. He is second in the SEC and 14th in the nation in all-purpose yards at 153.8 yards per contest. Davis, who has rushed for 1,058 yards through nine games, is just the eighth player in school history to eclipse the 1,000-yard barrier in a single season. He has seven 100-yard rushing games this season, along with a team-leading 10 touchdowns.

The semifinalists include:

Ameer Abdullah, Junior, Nebraska
Antonio Andrews, Senior, Western Kentucky
Ka'Deem Carey, Junior, Arizona
Mike Davis, Sophomore, South Carolina
Tyler Gaffney, Senior, Stanford
Melvin Gordon, Sophomore, Wisconsin
Tre Mason, Junior, Auburn
Bishop Sankey, Junior, Washington
Lache Seastrunk, Junior, Baylor
Andre Williams, Senior Boston College