Jim Thorpe Award
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Jim Thorpe Award
Jim Thorpe Award
Given forthe top defensive back in college football
CountryUnited States
Presented byOklahoma Sports Hall of Fame
History
First award1986
Most recentDeandre Baker, Georgia
Websitehttp://www.oksportshof.org/

The Jim Thorpe Award, named in memory of multi-sport athlete Jim Thorpe, has been awarded to the top defensive back in college football since 1986. It is voted on by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. In 2017, the award became sponsorsed by Paycom and was named the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award.[1]

Winners

+ In 1996, finalist Chris Canty of Kansas State University withdrew his name from consideration, which caused a re-vote.[31]

References

General
  • "Jim Thorpe Award Winners". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on August 12, 2016. Retrieved 2017.
Footnotes
  1. ^ "Awards - Paycom Jim Thorpe Award".
  2. ^ December 13, 2016. "SWC legend, Baylor DB Thomas Everett won 1st-ever Jim Thorpe Award - WacoTrib.com: Baylor Bears Football". WacoTrib.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Miller, Susan (2015-09-24). "UM coach Randy Ableman among those to be inducted into Florida Sports Hall of Fame". Miami Herald. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Sanders wins Jim Thorpe Award". The Evening News. Associated Press. January 11, 1989. p. 2B. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "USC's Adoree' Jackson wins Jim Thorpe Award as nation's top DB". 2016-12-08.
  6. ^ Gimino, Anthony (2013-08-25). "No. 8: Defensive back Darryll Lewis, 1987-90". Archive.azcentral.com. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Florida State tight end Nick O'Leary receives John Mackey Award". Jacksonville.com. 2014-12-10. Retrieved .
  8. ^ The Denver Post (2014-06-19). "Deon Figures, Bob Beattie among CU Buffs' new Hall of Famers - The Denver Post". Denverpost.com. Retrieved .
  9. ^ a b c d e "SEC Football by the Numbers: Awards season". AL.com. 2016-12-07. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE - COLLEGE FOOTBALL - Two Awards for Penn State Quarterback". NYTimes.com. 1994-12-09. Retrieved .
  11. ^ Moss, Irv (2012-04-17). "Colorado Classics: One-time football star Greg Myers now an anesthesiologist and professor - The Denver Post". Denverpost.com. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Wright Captures Thorpe - tribunedigital-orlandosentinel". Articles.orlandosentinel.com. 1996-12-13. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Three Wolverines named finalists for college football awards". Freep.com. 2016-11-21. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Inch for inch, Winfield the best cornerback". StarTribune.com. 2008-11-20. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Player's brother gets extra jail time for watching Super Bowl - NFL". ESPN. 2006-07-31. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "USA TODAY Latest news". Usatoday30.usatoday.com. 2000-12-30. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "OU Sports Extra - Sooners defensive back Zack Sanchez planted on Jim Thorpe Award watch list". Tulsaworld.com. 2014-07-12. Retrieved .
  18. ^ October 31, 2011 (2011-10-31). "Kansas State's Malone named semifinalist for Thorpe Award". Stjosephpost.com. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "OU's Derrick Strait wins Jim Thorpe award - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |". NewsOn6.com. 2003-12-12. Retrieved .
  20. ^ Howe, Jeff (2016-12-08). "Former Thorpe Award winner Huff a member of Herman's Texas staff". CBSSports.com. Retrieved .
  21. ^ "Who should win the Jim Thorpe Award? - SportsNation". ESPN. 2010-12-03. Retrieved .
  22. ^ Gimino, Anthony (2013-03-15). "Ex-Arizona Wildcat star Antoine Cason to join the Arizona Cardinals - AG's Wildcat Report". Tucsoncitizen.com. Retrieved .
  23. ^ Marvin Fong/The Plain Dealer (2008-12-17). "OSU's Jenkins often overlooked, but he's a worthy recipient of Thorpe honor". cleveland.com. Retrieved .
  24. ^ "LSU's Patrick Peterson wins Chuck Bednarik, Jim Thorpe awards". The Times-Picayune. December 9, 2010. Retrieved 2017.
  25. ^ "Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard wins Jim Thorpe award, named Walter Camp All-American". MLive.com. 2013-12-12. Retrieved .
  26. ^ AP 8:01 p.m. EST December 11, 2014 (2014-12-11). "Louisville's Gerod Holliman wins Jim Thorpe Award". Usatoday.com. Retrieved .
  27. ^ AP 8:39 p.m. EST December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10). "Iowa's Desmond King wins Jim Thorpe Award". Usatoday.com. Retrieved .
  28. ^ "USC's Adoree' Jackson wins 2016 Thorpe Award | The Draft Wire". Draftwire.usatoday.com. 2016-12-09. Retrieved .
  29. ^ "Alabama's Fitzpatrick wins 2nd ever Thorpe Award for Alabama | Bamaonline". bamaonline.com. Retrieved .
  30. ^ "Georgia's Deandre Baker Wins 2018 Jim Thorpe Award as College Football's Best DB".
  31. ^ "Canty apologizes, withdraws from awards consideration". Apnewsarchive.com. 1996-12-10. Archived from the original on February 10, 2018. Retrieved .

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