It appears Notre Dame football star Audric Estime took not being a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award personally.
Audric Estime currently ranks 15th in the nation in rushing yards with 1,103. He is 7th in the nation in rushing touchdowns with 14. So why isn’t he listed as a semi-finalist for the Doak Walker Award? That’s a good question that we probably won’t get a real answer to.
One question that appears to have been answered this week is how the Notre Dame football star would react to the news. It seems he takes it personally. To the great dismay of Stanford Cardinal who must try to stop him following.
Shortly after Doak Walker’s semifinalists were announced, Estime took to social media and made his feelings known. The running back showed his usual class by not ranting and raving. He didn’t call anyone or complain.
Instead, he seemingly made it clear that he was going to show people that he deserved to be in the picture a little longer. He did it with a single word:
Notre Dame football star Audric Estime takes Doak Walker’s snobbery personally
Of course, I read his message. It’s possible he was talking about something else.
Maybe he was even talking about coming back for next season. This is something that has been a big topic of conversation lately. But the timing certainly seems to be in response to the release of the list.
He’s not the only one to take it personally.
Notre Dame football fans waited no time to express their frustration with Audric Estime’s snobbery.
Best running back in college football. ☘️☘️☘️
-Roger (@RG_949) November 22, 2023
No reward can prove your worth.
We love you man. Ball Saturday. And then the game of bowls. #GoIRISH
— What is going on? (@Domer94) November 21, 2023
It wasn’t just Fighting Irish fans who thought Estime should be on Doak Walker’s candidate list. PFF currently has it as the highest-rated running back in the country.
Waiting to see what Audric Estime decides for his futureHe has at least two games left with Notre Dame football and it seems extremely likely that he will show those who prepared the polls how wrong they were.