Jalen Berger Named To The Doak Walker Award Watch List

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Wisconsin running back Jalen Berger has a ton of eyes on him ahead of the 2021 season starting.

The Badgers announced Wednesday that the young running back has been named to the Doak Walker Award watch list ahead of the upcoming season. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The Doak Walker award is given annually to the best running back in college football.


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Is Jalen Berger going to be Wisconsin’s next great running back? It’s definitely possible. There’s no question about that at all.

While our running game was less than stellar in 2020, Berger showed some serious potential. Everyone knows Wisconsin pumps out elite running backs, and it seems like he’s primed and ready to be the next one.


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The reality of the situation is that we need Berger to be rolling in 2021 if we want our offense to dominate. We can’t simply rely on Mertz’s arm.

We need our running game to return to the greatness fans expect and everything else will fall into place.


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It’s going to be a ton of fun watching Mertz and Berger play together this season. I’m sensing a lot of wins in our future!