Rockledge Native, Current Louisville Running Back Jalen Mitchell Makes Doak Walker Award Watch List
By Sports Illustrated // July 22, 2021
finished third on the team in rushing with 347 yards and a pair of touchdowns
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(SI.com)– The PwC SMU Athletic Forum released today the preseason candidates for the 2021 Doak Walker Award, which is given to the nation’s top running back, and the University of Louisville Jalen Mitchell earned a spot on the list.
As a redshirt freshman in 2020, Mitchell finished third on the team in rushing with 347 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 10 games. He averaged a team-high 6.7 yards per carry and also caught four passes for 33 yards coming out of the backfield.
The native of Rockledge, Fla., became a big part of the offense late in the season, beginning with a seven carry, 76-yard performance versus Virginia, which included a run of 50 yards.
He closed the season with a season-best 20 rushes for 168 yards versus Wake Forest, which included a 70-yard run in the 45-21 win.
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