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  1. ACC places five on Thorpe watch list

    Jared Shanker

    It is a lighter day for preseason watch lists as only one was released on Friday. The Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive back, announced 39 players on its watch list. The conference players named to watch lists for this...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. Three Big 12 players on Thorpe watch list

    Jake Trotter

    Only three Big 12 players popped up Friday on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to college football's most outstanding defensive back: SS Sam Carter, TCU CB Quandre Diggs, Texas CB Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma The three players abov...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  3. Four from Pac-12 on Thorpe watch list

    Chantel Jennings

    Another day, another watch list. Today, it's the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation's best defensive back. The watch list includes 39 players from 10 conferences, including four players from the Pac-12. Again, like every watc...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  4. Big 12 bowl players to watch

    Jake Trotter

    Here are five key players to watch from the Big 12 this bowl season: Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert AT&T Cotton Bowl vs. Missouri The Jim Thorpe Award finalist and consensus All-American will be matched up against one of the ri...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  5. Picking winners of the Heisman Trophy, other awards - College Foo...

    College Football Insiders

    Insider's panel of college football experts tabs winners of the major individual awards, including the Heisman Trophy, Doak Walker Award, Fred Biletnikoff Award, Outland Trophy, Jim Thorpe Award and the Chuck Bednarik Award.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2013
  6. Eight from Pac-12 on Thorpe watch list

    Kevin Gemmell

    The award watch list roll-out continues today (and will continue through next week) with the announcement of the Jim Thorpe Award watch list. The Thorpe Award is given to the nation's top defensive back. There are 48 players on the watch list, and...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  7. Eight from Big Ten on Jim Thorpe list

    Brian Bennett

    The week-long barrage of preseason watch lists reached its conclusion on Friday with the release of the Jim Thorpe Award nominees (don't worry, though; there will be more lists next week!). The Thorpe Award goes to the nation's best defensive back...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  8. Jim Thorpe Award watch list announced

    Heather Dinich

    The watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is presented to the nation's best defensive back, was released today. Here are your ACC candidates: Tre Boston, North Carolina Ross Cockrell, Duke Antone Exum, Virginia Tech Lamarcus Joyner, Fl...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  9. Four from SEC make Thorpe watch list

    Edward Aschoff

    Another preseason watch list is out, and today we're looking at some of the best players in the secondary. The Jim Thorpe Award watch list was released Friday, and four SEC players made the cut. The Thorpe Award is given annually to the nation's b...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  10. Harlon Hill, former Chicago Bears receiver, dies at 80

    Harlon Hill, the former star receiver for the Chicago Bears whose name adorns the NCAA Division II player of the year trophy, has died. He was 80.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2013
  11. SEC: Who will transform in a bowl?

    Edward Aschoff

    Johnthan Banks is probably soaring after winning the Jim Thorpe Award. The award given to the nation's top defensive back would make any corner giddy, but Mississippi State's senior is still looking for more. After such a good first half of the 20...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  12. Greene, Ryan semifinalists for awards

    Andrea Adelson

    Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene was selected a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award on Monday, while teammate Logan Ryan was selected as a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award. They are the only two Big East representatives on the respecti...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  13. Meeks named Jim Thorpe DB of the week

    Andrea Adelson

    Clemson safety Jonathan Meeks was selected the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week on Thursday after recording two key interceptions in a 38-17 win against Virginia Tech. With Clemson leading 10-7 in the second quarter, Meeks intercepted a pass ...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  14. Jordan Poyer named Thorpe DB of the week

    Ted Miller

    Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer has been named the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week after he grabbed three interceptions in the Beavers' 19-6 win over Washington State. From the news release: Poyer's three interceptions were the most by...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  15. Oregon's 'IEO' is Thorpe DB of the week

    Ted Miller

    After recording two interceptions in No. 2 Oregon's 49-0 win over No. 22 Arizona, sophomore cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (Chino Hills, Calif.) was named the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week. All together now: Ifoooooo! (Yes, his name is fun ...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  16. Four Pac-12 DBs on Thorpe list

    Ted Miller

    The Jim Thorpe Award announced its watch list on Friday -- I was on an airplane headed east -- and four Pac-12 players were included. The Thorpe award is given annually to the nation's best defensive back. You can see the entire list here. Here...

    Blog | July 16, 2012