Alabama's Richardson wins Doak Walker Award

Alabama's Trent Richardson captured the 2011 Doak Walker Award, given annually to the nation's top running back.

Richardson, a junior, rushed for 1,583 yards and 20 touchdowns this season, leading the Crimson Tide to a No. 2 ranking and into the BCS National Championship Game against LSU.

The powerful back added 27 catches for 327 yards and three touchdowns, totaling 164.7 yards from scrimmage per game.

Richardson bested reigning Doak Walker Award-winner LaMichael James of Oregon and Montee Ball of Wisconsin for the award.