The ESPN broadcast provided no proof, so you’re just going to have to take our word that Bishop Sankey was, indeed, in Florida on Thursday for the Home Depot College Football Awards.
Sankey was a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award, along with running backs Andre Williams (Boston College) and Ka’Deem Carey (Arizona).
Williams won the award, which isn’t surprising given that he is the nation’s leading rusher with 2,102 yards, and had to be considered the favorite (he is also a Heisman Trophy candidate).
And Sankey actually didn’t even end up getting on TV. You know how they split the screen three ways, with a camera on each of the three finalists as the winner is announced? Well, ESPN did that. But you’ll notice in the tweet below that the guy with Sankey’s name below his face is not, in fact, Sankey. It’s actually Michigan State defensive back Darqueze Dennard, who won the Thorpe Award.
Does the middle guy look like Bishop Sankey? No. pic.twitter.com/wnBWW8yfyC— Haley (@haeklund) December 13, 2013
UW safety Sean Parker was also not pleased.
Hey, Steve Sarkisian did complain a couple of times this season about a lack of national attention for the UW running back, who set a single-season school record by rushing for 1,775 yards. Maybe Sarkisian was on to something, after all.
— In other Sankey news, the junior running back was named second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.