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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.
By United Press International

Winston dominates college football awards

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Alabama's AJ McCarron denied Florida State's Jameis Winston a sweep of the major college football awards Thursday by winning the Maxwell Trophy.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.
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Notre Dame's plays way into BCS title game against Alabama

Notre Dame's plays way into BCS title game against Alabama

That Alabama reached the BCS title game isn't a surprise, although the path taken was, but that the Crimson Tide's opponent is Notre Dame, that wasn't expected.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.
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COL FB: Iowa 31, South Carolina 10

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Shonn Greene rushed for three touchdowns Thursday, fueling Iowa's 31-10 win over South Carolina at the Outback Bowl in Tampa.

Heisman finalists all win awards

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy, the finalists for this year's Heisman Trophy, all walked off with key college football awards Thursday.
Arkansas's McFadden to try NFL draft

Arkansas's McFadden to try NFL draft

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Arkansas junior running back Darren McFadden, a two-time runner-up in the Heisman Trophy voting, has made himself available for the NFL draft.

McFadden, Tebow highlight college awards

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Darren McFadden and Tim Tebow, both finalists for the Heisman Trophy, claimed major college football honors Thursday.

Calvin Johnson named top wide receiver

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Georgia Tech's Calvin Johnson has won the 2006 Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top wide receiver. Johnson made 59 catches for 899 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Reggie Bush to enter the NFL Draft

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Junior running back Reggie Bush of Southern California Thursday announced his intentions to enter the 2006 NFL Draft.

List of college football awards

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- List of college football post-season award winners:

White, Leinart share top honors

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Oklahoma quarterback Jason White and his USC counterpart, Matt Leinart, both picked up prestigious, season-ending awards Thursday night.

Doak Walker Award semifinalists named

DALLAS, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Oklahoma star Adrian Peterson is among the semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top major college running back.

2004 Doak Walker candidates announced

DALLAS, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The SMU Athletic Forum Tuesday announced the 42 candidates for the 2004 Doak Walker Award, presented to the nations's top college running back.
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Ewell Doak Walker, Jr. (January 1, 1927 – September 27, 1998) was an American football player who is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

He was born in Dallas, Texas and attended Highland Park High School in Dallas where he was a multi-sport athlete. He also attended Greenville High in Hunt County, TX in 1940-41. Both he and future college and National Football League star Bobby Layne were on the Highland Park football team.

Walker attended Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he played running back, defensive back, and place kicker. He also threw and caught passes, punted, and returned kicks. He was an All-American and in 1948 won the Heisman Trophy as the best college football player in the nation, as a junior. Walker's impact on SMU and football in the Dallas area led to the Cotton Bowl being referred to as "The House That Doak Built." Walker was also a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and lettered on the SMU basketball and baseball teams. In 2007, he was ranked #4 on ESPN's list of the top 25 players In college football history.

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