Bryce Love recognized as nation’s top running back

Bryce Love
Bryce Love

Junior running back and human biology major BRYCE LOVE has won the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back. He also was named to the Walter Camp All-America First Team at the recent College Football Hall of Fame.

Love also came in second in voting for the Heisman Trophy, which recognizes the best football player in the nation.

Love joins TOBY GERHART (2009) as the only Stanford players to win the Doak Walker Award.

Love leads all Power 5 running backs in rushing yards, rushing yards/game, yards/carry and runs of 20, 30, 40 and 50 yards. His 12 runs of 50 or more yards this year is an FBS record, and his 11 100-yard rushing performances lead the nation and have tied a school record.

In the Pac-12 Championship Game, Love surpassed Gerhart and moved into second place on the school’s single-season rushing list with 1,973 yards this season. With a bowl game remaining, he needs 47 yards to break the school record set by CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY in 2015.

Love and the Cardinal won the Pac-12 North Division and will face Texas Christian University in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28 in San Antonio, Texas.

Go Cardinal.