Reactions to Kyren Williams being snubbed from running back award list

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The Doak Walker Award is given out annually to college football’s best running back. There are certainly some very good and exciting ones this year and although his stats aren’t as great as some of the others, Kyren Williams of Notre Dame is certainly on the short list of the best running backs in the country.

Yet somehow Williams was not one of the ten players to be named to the Doak Walker Award semi-finalist list:

I am planning on writing a piece on how in this season that is lacking a true Heisman Trophy runaway favorite, how Kyren Williams is worthy of getting his name on ballots in a few short weeks.

We’ll save that for later but here is how some of the Twitter world reacted to Williams being left off the Doak Walker Award semi-finalist list:

Tim - @DomenGolder

Good question, Tim. It’s almost like they only looked at stat sheets and didn’t actually watch games or something.

Carleton "CB" Butler - @carleton_butler

Williams certainly is as he has had to do it a lot more on his own this year as the offensive line has improved but remains a work in progress.

Eric Wildeman - @EricWildeman22

Like I said previously, I’m fine with him not being declared the best in all of college football this year but to say there are 10 running backs who are better is laughable.

Mason - @MasonPlummer_

It certainly would appear that way, Mason. Is Teddy Bridgewater a better quarterback than Aaron Rodgers because Bridgewater has thrown for more yards this year? There is more to the game than simply looking up a stats page.

Brad Powers & Tim Murray

Goes back to the actual substance over statistics that we’ve been big on throughout here but you don’t need all your fingers on one hand to count the running backs better than Kyren Williams in 2021.

@Boxmann1

I’ll probably reserve the word “travesty” for something a little more significant in this whole thing we call life but your point remains valid, Mr. Boxmann1.

Pete Sampson - @PeteSampson_

That is a very polite way of stating your opinion, Pete. And as to your thought about Williams and the award?

I agree.

In Conclusion:

Imagine watching the below highlight and thinking there are 10 running backs better than the guy who is seen stiff-arming an opponent before dashing 91-yards down the sideline.

Related: Kyren Williams player card before 2021 season

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