Auburn's Tre Mason in line for possible Doak Walker award

AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - Auburn Tigers running back Tre Mason finds himself one of the 10 semifinalists in line for the 2013 Doak Walker Award. The Award is named after three-time SMU All-America running back and 1948 Heisman Trophy winner Doak Walker.

Mason, a junior from Palm Beach, Fla., has racked up more than a thousand yards (1,038 to be exact) rushing for the season. He's also 2,000-yard mark in his career on the plains.

Having rushed for touchdowns in the last seven games, ( He scored seven touchdown in the last two games alone), Mason is already fourth on Auburn's single-season rushing touchdown list with 16.

Auburn says Mason leads the SEC in scoring, racking up 10.2 points per game this season for the #7 ranked Tigers.

"God has blessed me with the hard work, dedication and persistence to be able to accomplish my dreams this year," Mason said in a statement provided by the university. "Being a part of what my team is achieving is something truly special."

The 2013 Doak Walker Award winner will be named December 12, on ESPN.

The semifinalists (in alphabetical order) are:

Ameer Abdullah (Jr.) Nebraska

Antonio Andrews (Sr.) Western Kentucky

Ka'Deem Carey (Jr.) Arizona

Mike Davis (So.) South Carolina

Tyler Gaffney (Sr.) Stanford

Melvin Gordon (So.) Wisconsin

Tre Mason (Jr.) Auburn

Bishop Sankey (Jr.) Washington

Lache Seastrunk (Jr.) Baylor

Andre Williams (Sr.) Boston College

INFORMATION SOURCE: Auburn Athletics Dept.