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David Montgomery named to Doak Walker Award Watch List

Nov 12, 2016; Lawrence, KS, USA; Iowa State Cyclones running back David Montgomery (32) rushes up field against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletic Communications.

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State sophomore running back David Montgomery has been named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List.

The Doak Walker Award is given annually to the nation’s top running back and is named after Doak Walker, who was a star in the 1940s for SMU and later was a four-time All-Pro selection in the NFL.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Montgomery led the Cyclones in rushing (563) and yards per carry (5.2) in 2016 despite seeing limited action in the first half of the season.

Montgomery, whose 563 rushing yards last year was the second-best freshman total in school history, averaged 113.7 yards and 6.1 yards per carry in the final three games of the 2016 campaign.

He posted a pair of 100-yard games, including an 169-yard performance at Kansas, the fifth-best rookie rushing effort in school history. He owned the two longest rushes of the season last year with a pair of 46-yard scampers.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.