Gilbert One Of Three Jim Thorpe Finalists

Oklahoma State standout cornerback was named a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award that goes to the nation's most outstanding defensive back. The announcement was made by the Jim Thorpe Association of Oklahoma City and the award, which will be first announced as part of The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 12, will be presented at a black tie banquet Feb. 4, 2014...
Via oklahomastate.scout.com
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Coug Bucannon a Thorpe Award semifinalist

AND THEN THERE were 15 that remained. Washington State senior safety Deone Bucannon has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the top defensive back in college football. The preseason watchlist of the nation’s best defensive backs had numbered 48 headed into the 2013 campaign.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Case continues over Thorpe's body

The hand-lettered donation jar on Anne Marie Fitzpatrick's store counter says what many residents of this well-preserved Victorian-era town are thinking and feeling lately: "Keep Jim Thorpe in Jim Thorpe." The surviving sons of the famous American Indian athlete have long fought to get the remains of their father moved from Jim Thorpe, Pa., to tribal lands in Oklahoma...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Huffy let’s players know it’s still DBU

Like most of us, former Jim Thorpe Award-winning Texas defensive back Michael Huff probably didn’t like the results of the Manny Diaz defense last season.  That’s why he sent a little gift to the current members of the defensive backfield reminding them to keep the “name” close, carry it forward and wear it with pride. Gift to DBU from one of the original founders @Huffy247...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

College football coaches yearbook photos surface online

Who doesn’t like looking back at their high school or college yearbook and checking out old pictures of themselves? I don’t know about you, but I am still very fond of my high school photo. I look young and dashing. Let’s be honest, most would probably prefer that it never gets seen again. Unfortunately, the internet has ruined that hope for many, especially for well-known...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

How would Jim Thorpe compare to today’s top performers?

How would legendary athlete Jim Thorpe compare to today’s top performers? — James A. Clark, Ardmore, Okla. It’s an age-old debate: How would...
Via Athlon Sports
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Judge rules on Jim Thorpe's remains

The two surviving children of sports great Jim Thorpe won a critical ruling Friday in federal court that could clear the way for his remains to be removed from a mausoleum in the Pennsylvania town that bears his name and reinterred on American Indian land in Oklahoma. U.S. District Judge Richard Caputo ruled in favor of sons Bill and Richard Thorpe and against Jim Thorpe borough...
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April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Amerson Recognized on Thorpe Award Watch List

The honors keep rolling in for junior cornerback David Amerson, as he was announced on the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award Watch List. Last season, he was one of three finalist for the award which is given annually to the best defensive back in college football.
Via northcarolinastate.scout.com
July 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Jefferson placed on Thorpe Award Watch List

NORMAN, Okla. — Another day, another Sooner player to watch; the Jim Thorpe Association Friday announced its 35-player Jim Thorpe Award Watch List and OU free safety Tony Jefferson has been included.
Via oklahoma.scout.com
July 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Amerson Up For Thorpe Award

NC State sophomore cornerback David Amerson is a finalist for the 2011 Jim Thorpe Award, which is given annually to the top defensive back in college football. Amerson is in Orlando, Florida where the award will be presented tonight at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
Via northcarolinastate.scout.com
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

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