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Pitt's Ray Graham Named To Doak Walker Award Preseason Watch List

Another watch list and more recognition for a Pitt player.

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The 2012 Doak Walker Award preseason watch list was released this week and the Panthers' Ray Graham made the cut. The honor is given to the nation's best running back each year. Graham making the list comes as little surprise since he was among the nation's leading rushers when he went down with a knee injury in a game against UConn last season.

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As good as Graham is, though, it will be interesting to see how carries are split up among the team. Head coach Paul Chryst is known for sharing the ball among running backs and nearly had three 1,000-yard rushers at Wisconsin in 2010. With emerging sophomore Isaac Bennett and incoming freshman star Rushel Shell, he'll have some options.

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Graham could ultimately put up huge numbers, but he might also have a hard time keeping the same pace he was on last year as well.

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