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Encyclopedia > Jim Thorpe Award

The Jim Thorpe Award, named in memory of multi-sport legend Jim Thorpe, has been awarded to the top defensive back in college football since 1986. It is voted on by the Jim Thorpe Association, an Oklahoma based organization. Jacobus Franciscus Jim Thorpe (Meskwaki: Wa-Tho-Huk) (May 28, 1888–March 28, 1953[1]) was an American athlete. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


Previous winners

Year Player School
1986 Thomas Everett Baylor
1987 (tie) Bennie Blades Miami
Rickey Dixon Oklahoma
1988 Deion Sanders Florida State
1989 Mark Carrier USC
1990 Darryll Lewis Arizona
1991 Terrell Buckley Florida State
1992 Deon Figures Colorado
1993 Antonio Langham Alabama
1994 Chris Hudson Colorado
1995
1996 Lawrence Wright Florida
1997 Charles Woodson Michigan
1998 Antoine Winfield Ohio State
1999 Tyrone Carter Minnesota
2000 Jamar Fletcher Wisconsin
2001 Roy Williams Oklahoma
2002 Terence Newman Kansas State
2003 Derrick Strait Oklahoma
2004 Carlos Rogers Auburn
2005 Michael Huff Texas
2006 Aaron Ross Texas
2008 Brandon Flowers Virginia Tech

Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Thomas Gregory Everett (born November 21, 1964 in Daingerfield, Texas) is a former American football safety in the NFL. He played nine seasons for three teams (Pittsburgh Steelers 1987-1991, Dallas Cowboys 1992-1993, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1994-1995). ... Baylor University is a private, Baptist-affiliated research university located in Waco, Texas. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Horatio Benedict Blades (born September 3, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football cornerback/safety in the NFL. He spent nine seasons with the Detroit Lions from 1988-1996, and one season with the Seattle Seahawks in 1997, where he was a teammate with his older brother... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... Rickey Dixon (born December 26, 1966 in Dallas, TX) was a defensive back and special teams player for the Oklahoma Sooners and later the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Raiders. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and CBS Sports commentator. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[6] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... There were two men named Mark Carrier, both of whom played in the National Football League at the same time: Mark Carrier (DB) - Mark Carrier, safety who won Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1990 for the Chicago Bears, and played for the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins; and Mark... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan in June 2006. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Darryll Lewis (born December 16, 1968 in West Covina, CA) is a retired defensive back and 1991 graduate from the University of Arizona. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Terrell Buckley (born June 7, 1971) is an American football cornerback in the NFL and is currently a free agent. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[6] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Deon Juniel Figures (born January 10, 1970 in Bellflower, California) is a former American football cornerback in the NFL. He played four years for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1993-1996) and two for the Jacksonville Jaguars (1997-1998). ... The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[2]; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Collie Antonio Langham (born July 31, 1972 in Town Creek, Alabama), was a former American professional football player who was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Christopher Reshard Hudson (born October 6, 1971 in Houston, Texas) is a former professional American football safety who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears, and Atlanta Falcons from 1995 to 1999 and 2001. ... The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[2]; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Charles Woodson (born on October 7, 1976 in Fremont, Ohio) is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM, U of M or U-M) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Antoine Winfield (born June 24, 1977) is a professional American football player in the NFL. He played college ball for Ohio State University and joined the NFL in 1999. ... Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Tyrone Carter (born March 31, 1976 in Pompano Beach, Florida) is an American football defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He has also played for the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Jets. ... University of Minnesota Twin Cities This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jamar Mondell Fletcher (born August 28, 1979 in St. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison (also known as UW–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, or UW) is a highly selective public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Roy Williams (born August 14, 1980 in Redwood City, California) is a safety for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Terence Newman (born September 4, 1978 in Salina, Kansas) is a current American Football cornerback starting for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. ... Kansas State University, commonly shortened to K-State, is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas, in the United States. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Derrick Strait (born August 27, 1980) is an NFL cornerback for panthers. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carlos Cornelius Rogers (born July 2, 1981 in Hephzibah, Georgia) is an American football cornerback. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, in the United States. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Wayne Huff II (born March 6, 1983 in Irving, Texas) is currently a defensive back for the Oakland Raiders and played CB/S for the The University of Texas Longhorns. ... The University of Texas at Austin (often referred to as The University of Texas, UT Austin, UT, or Texas) is a doctoral/research university located in Austin, Texas. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Aaron Jermaine Ross (born September 15, 1982, in San Antonio, Texas) is an American football player. ... The University of Texas at Austin (often referred to as The University of Texas, UT Austin, UT, or Texas) is a doctoral/research university located in Austin, Texas. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brandon Flowers (born June 21, 1981) is the vocalist and keyboardist in the American synth rock band The Killers. ... This article or section should include material from Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. ...

Notes

Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Christopher Shawn Patrick Canty (born March 30, 1976 in Long Beach, California) is a former American football cornerback in the NFL. He played four seasons for the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, and Seattle Seahawks. ... Kansas State University, commonly shortened to K-State, is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas, in the United States. ...

External links

  1. Official Website


College football awards:
Best player awards:
Heisman Memorial Trophy
Maxwell Award | Walter Camp Award
Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Best Defenseman)
Chuck Bednarik Award (Best Defenseman)
Dave Rimington Trophy (Best C)
Davey O'Brien Award (Best QB)
Dick Butkus Award (Best LB)
Doak Walker Award (Best RB)
Draddy Trophy (Academic Heisman)
Fred Biletnikoff Award (Best WR)
Jim Thorpe Award (Best DB)
John Mackey Award (Best TE)
Johnny Unitas Award (Best Senior QB)
Lombardi Award (Best Lineman or LB)
Lott Trophy (Defensive impact)
Lou Groza Award (Best PK)
Manning Award (Best QB)
Mosi Tatupu Award (Best spec. teams)
Outland Trophy (Best IOL or DL)
Ray Guy Award (Best P)
Sammy Baugh Trophy (Best QB)
Ted Hendricks Award (Best DE)
Wuerffel Trophy (Humanitarian-Athlete)
Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year | Home Depot Coach of the Year
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year | Walter Camp Coach of the Year
Walter Payton Award (Best Div. I-AA Off.) | Buck Buchanan Award (Best Div. I-AA Def.)
Harlon Hill Trophy (Div. II) | Gagliardi Trophy (Div. III) | Melberger Award (Div. III)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Jim Thorpe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2902 words)
Thorpe won All-American honors in both 1911 and 1912.
Thorpe was a heavy drinker at times, which was probably the main reason the couple divorced in 1924.
Thorpe remarried in 1926 to Freeda Kirkpatrick, and had four sons with her: Carl, William, Richard, and John.
Jim Thorpe Award - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (130 words)
The Jim Thorpe Award, named in memory of multi-sport legend Jim Thorpe, has been awarded to the top defensive back in college football since 1986.
It is voted on by the Jim Thorpe Association.
In 1996, the Jim Thorpe Association had to re-vote on the eve of granting the award after Chris Canty from Kansas State University withdrew his name from consideration.
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