SYRACUSE Syracuse University redshirt junior Jerome Smith is one of 63 running backs named to the 2013 Doak Walker Award watch list that announced Thursday.
Smith is one of four running backs from the ACC on the list. The award is annually given to the nations top running back.
Semifinalists for the award will be announced Nov. 14, finalists on Nov. 25, and the winner will be announced on Dec. 12.
Smith, who is coming off a 1,100-yard season in his first year as a starter, was previously named a preseason first-team All-ACC choice by Athlon, a second-team All-ACC preseason selection by Phil Steele and is on the Maxwell Award watch list.