Tulane running back Orleans Darkwa is in elite company, already.

The Wave's sophomore running back is on the Doak Walker watch list. The award is symbolic of the top runners in college football.

As a true freshman, Darkwa ran for 925 yards and 11 touchdowns. He averaged 5 yards per carry. Darkwa also threw two touchdown passes.

Previous Doak Walker winners were Saints running back Reggie Bush (USC) and former Saints running back Ricky Williams (Texas).