Indiana running back Jaylin Lucas named to Walter Camp Award preseason watch list

The Herald-Times
BLOOMINGTON — Indiana football running back Jaylin Lucas made the preseason watch list for the Walter Camp Award on Friday that's given to the national player of the year.
There were only 45 players to make the list that includes 38 offensive players (20 quarterbacks, 11 running backs, five receivers/tight ends and two offensive lineman) and seven defenders. It includes last year's winner USC quarterback Caleb Williams, who is looking to become only the fourth player in college football history to win the award twice.
Lucas was previously named to the preseason watch list for the Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player) and the Doak Walker Award (most outstanding running back).
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The running back and return specialist was a first-team All-America selection as a true freshman in 2022. He was also the first freshman in Big Ten history to win the conference's specialist of the year honors. He led the Big Ten in kick return yardage (591) and was the only player in the FBS with multiple returns for touchdowns.
Lucas added 271 yards on the ground and caught 16 passes for 82 yards.
The 2022 watch list will be narrowed to 10 semi-finalists in mid-November and the winner will be announced on ESPN’s College Football Awards Show in December.

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