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Central grad Wilson named to preseason watch list

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Central grad and current University of Arizona running back Nick Wilson was named to the 2016 Doak Walker Award Watch List on Thursday.

The Doak Walker Award is awarded annually to the nation’s top running back.

Last season, as a sophomore, Wilson rushed for 729 yards and eight touchdowns with a 5.4 yards-per-carry average. He missed four games on the season and averaged 81.0 yards per game.

Earlier this month, former high school teammate and current college rival Tashon Smallwood, defensive tackle at Arizona State, was named to the Outland Trophy watch list.

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