WKU FOOTBALL | Two Hilltopper running backs named to prestigious award watch list

07/14/2016 08:00 PM

Anthony Wales and D’Andre Ferby were the two headed monster that was Western Kentucky Football’s backfield. The two ball carriers put up well over 1,600 yards on the ground and nearly 20 touchdowns in addition to being able to catch passes from Brandon Doughty. Their monumental 2015 season has now put the two backs on the watch list for the Doak Walker award, which is given annually to the top college running back.

Wales, entering his senior season truly burst on to the scene after missing multiple games to start the year, and proved to be an equally elusive replacement to Leon Allen who suffered a season ending knee injury. Ferby, now a sophomore, was also thrust into the mix with Allen’s injury and was a powerhouse back on the line of scrimmage and in the redzone his freshman year.

WKU has now added even more to that committee but it is clearly these two that will see the bulk of the load in Jeff Brohm’s offense, who could very well be leaning much more heavily on the run game after Doughty’s departure.

Garrett Moore

Garrett joined cn|2 as Sports Producer in July 2015. Garrett is a Kentucky native who has been enveloped by Kentucky sports culture his entire life. He is excited to contribute to the cn|2 team by covering sports in the state he loves. Outside the office, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and being a sports spectator at every level.

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