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 is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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