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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

KU’s Sharp selected as candidate for Doak Walker Award

Kansas running back Jake Sharp receives a pass during warmups before kickoff of the Insight Bowl Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

Kansas running back Jake Sharp receives a pass during warmups before kickoff of the Insight Bowl Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

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Kansas University running back Jake Sharp was selected as one of 45 preseason candidates for the 2009 Doak Walker Award, given each year to the nation's top running back.

Sharp, a senior from Salina, earned Big 12 honorable mention accolades at running back last season after rushing for 860 yards. His 88.8 rushing yards per game during the conference season also ranked third in the league.

Sharp was one of seven Big 12 running backs named to the Walker preseason list, joining Texas Tech's Baron Batch, Oklahoma's Chris Brown, Texas A&M's Cyrus Gray, Nebraska's Roy Helu Jr., Oklahoma State's Kendall Hunter and Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray.

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NebraskaJayhawk 4 years, 8 months ago

Dagger-

Good point... Only thing is, that's exactly what scares me about this season. All the hype going in and we have what...like 24-25 starts on the offensive line. That is NOT a good stat going into a season.

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truefan 4 years, 8 months ago

This will be a season to remember. Let's get it started though, I'm bored with reading about it.

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Dirk Medema 4 years, 8 months ago

The OL will be young, but it's gotta be encouraging that the freshmen are beating out upperclassmen in the process. The whole season could easily hinge on their performance.

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Ferd Magellan 4 years, 8 months ago

That might be hard behind a young OL. I hope you are right.

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Fortesque Beagleton 4 years, 8 months ago

Mark my words, Jake Sharp is going to turn alot of heads this year. Expect him to go into the books this year as one of the greatest all-time KU single season rushers ever.

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Dirk Medema 4 years, 8 months ago

Not just in it, but in it twice. Very cool.

Wasn't he listed as one of the weightroom workout warriors a while back by a journo?

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MitchumMan 4 years, 8 months ago

Wow! How did I not know Sharp was in this commercial? Nice!!

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John Liddell 4 years, 8 months ago

Bad-ass commercial! I love this f-in football team!

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KGphoto 4 years, 8 months ago

They picked you for a reason.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LMEa0TVY_4

I will post this link until I'm dead. I'm telling you Jake. This season is in your hands. You have one year left to leave an imprint. Stomp it deep!

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KGphoto 4 years, 8 months ago

Go white boy!

One day, they are gonna make a movie about you.

A true Kansas hero. Win every game you play this year and you're immortal.

Immortal! Do it!!!

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