The Jim Thorpe Award 2016 watch list includes 39 of the nation’s best defensive backs, representing ten conferences and includes the 2015 winner, Desmond King.
The Jim Thorpe Award is one of the most coveted awards in college football. The award was established in 1986 and is named after history’s greatest all-around athlete, Jim Thorpe. Thorpe excelled not only as a running back, passer, and kicker on the offensive side of the ball, but also stood out as a defensive back.
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