JIM THORPE NEWS

Catching Up with Tay Cody: All-American Working to Prepare Kids for College

Growing up about 80 miles from Tallahassee in Blakely, Georgia, Coronta “Tay” Cody watched cornerbacks like Deion Sanders and Terrell Buckley go on to win the Jim Thorpe Award and have All-American careers. After spending five years at Florida State and helping the Seminoles reach three straight national championships, his name was among them. “Coach (Bobby) Bowden was a big...
Via Noled Out
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Top five defensive backs of all-time

The isportsMSU team is putting together lists of the top five Michigan State football players in each position group. Like many of the lists that we have put together over the incredibly long off-season, only the college careers of these individuals are going to be considered when ranking them. NFL careers and post-college accolades were NOT included. When making this list, we tried...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC Only Places Three Players on Preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

In an odd turn of events the SEC was snubbed on Monday when the Jim Thorpe Award watch list was released. With only three players from the top...
Via Athlon Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

UF’s Hargreaves excited to cover Laquon Treadwell

Florida’s Vernon Hargreaves III knows exactly who he’s looking forward to covering in the upcoming season. Florida's Vernon Hargreaves didn't take long to respond when asked who he's looking forward to covering this year: Laquon Treadwell. — David Brandt (@davidbrandtAP) July 13, 2015 Hargreaves, who made to 2015 Jim Thorpe Award watch list earlier on Monday, was named an...
Via Campus Sports Net
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Budda Baker named to Jim Thorpe Award watch list

Sophomore Budda Baker has been named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list. The Thorpe Award is presented annually to the nation's top defensive back. This represents the third watch list Baker has been named to so far. Baker was also named to the Bronko Nagurski and Paul Hornung watch lists.Bakers is expected to be Washington's best defensive player in 2015 and will also see time...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thorpe Award preseason watch list revealed

This year’s Jim Thorpe award preseason watch list was released earlier today. The award, given to the top defensive back in college football every year at the College Football Awards in December, is presented by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. This year’s favorites include Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey, Ole Miss’s Tony Conner, Virginia Tech’s Kendall Fuller and Florida’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

No LSU DBs made the Jim Thorpe Award watch list

There were more players on the list from Louisiana Tech and Houston combined (4) than from the entire SEC (3).
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
22 days ago

Badgers' Caputo added to Thorpe Award watch list

Make that three for three award watch lists for senior Wisconsin defensive back Michael Caputo. He was already named to the Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski watch lists but he has picked up another defensive honor. Caputo is one of 42 players names to the Jim Thorpe award watch list which honors the nations best defensive back.Last year Caputo led the Badgers in tackles with 106...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

42 Top Defensive Backs Named To 2015 Jim Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List

Twitter/@Brutus_Buckeye We’re in the midst of college football watch list season, during which hundreds of players are put named to the lists for college football’s many positional awards. Today, 42 of the nation’s top defensive backs were named to the 2015 Jim Thorpe Award watch list. Here is the full group: Ishmael Adams, UCLAMackensie Alexander, ClemsonTony Annese, Central...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jalen Ramsey Named to Thorpe Award Watch List

Florida State junior cornerback Jalen Ramsey was one of 42 players named to the preseason Jim Thorpe Award watch list Monday. The Thorpe Award goes annually to the nation’s best defensive back. Ramsey will likely make the move back to cornerback for the Seminoles in 2015 after also playing safety and the star corner position during his first two years at FSU. Ramsey was named an...
Via Noled Out
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL’s greatest 2-sport athletes

When looking back over time, there have been many gifted players that have excelled at multiple sports. Here is a look now at the NFL’s greatest 2-sport athletes. Each major sport in the United States has prestige, heritage and legends that have paved the way and some that have done so at levels not often witnessed past or present. Let’s begin with a look at the “Big Cat...
Via EndZoneScore
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

UofL Cornerbacks Coach Terrell Buckley Nominated For College Football Hall of Fame

Photo: UofL AthleticsLouisville cornerbacks coach Terrell Buckley has been honored as a nominee for the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame Class. Buckley is entering his second season with the Cardinal program after spending two seasons as the cornerbacks coach at Akron. Prior to getting into coaching, Buckley had a 14-year NFL career and was a member of the New England Patriots...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

USC Football: Trio to the Hall?

Matt Leinart A trio of former USC football players are on the ballot for the 2016 class of the College Football Hall of Fame. Matt Leinart, a Heisman trophy winner, Mark Carrier, Thorpe award winner, and Dennis Thurman, an All-American, are all up for consideration to be inducted into the prestigious hall. Here’s a look at the careers of these three Trojans. Leinart attended the...
Via isportsweb.com
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Sac and Fox launch campaign for return of Jim Thorpe

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Sac and Fox Nation on Wednesday launched a campaign seeking to move the remains of renowned athlete Jim Thorpe from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma. The announcement came a day after Thorpe's surviving sons, Bill and Richard Thorpe, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow them to pursue reburial of the famed athlete on American Indian land in Oklahoma. The sons did...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Supreme Court is asked to hear case on reburial of Olympian Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe's surviving sons are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow them to pursue reburial of the famed athlete on American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe's body was laid to rest in Pennsylvania more than 60 years ago. His sons have been fighting to move the remains, saying their father wanted to be buried in the state of his birth. A federal judge agreed with them, citing federal...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Thorpe's sons ask Supreme Court to allow reburial

Jim Thorpe's surviving sons are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow them to pursue reburial of the famed athlete on American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe's body was laid to rest in Pennsylvania more than 60 years ago. His sons have been fighting to move the remains, saying their father wanted to be buried in the state of his birth. A federal judge agreed with them, citing federal...
Via AP on Fox
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Greatest Wisconsin Badgers of All-Time: No. 45 Pat O’Dea

(Over the course of the summer we will be unveiling the 50 Greatest Badgers of All-Time every Monday – Friday) No. 46 — Pat O’Dea, Football If you’re a fan of history, let alone football history Pat O’Dea should be a name you know. Should you not know his name…well, shame on you. Not only is O’Dea one of the craziest figures of the early college football game, but he...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Watch Deion Sanders highlights from his days at Florida State

The offseason can feel like an eternity, so why not pass the time watching “Prime Time.” Check out this awesome highlight reel of Jim Thorpe Award winner Deion Sanders making incredible plays during his time at Florida State. (h/t YoutTube) 
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Gerod Holliman Admits Favoring Injured Left Shoulder

At the risk of beating the drum one stroke too often and tearing the canvas, there is another piece to fit in place to the puzzle that is Gerod Holliman, the Louisville free safety and Jim Thorpe Award winner that the Pittsburgh Steelers selected with the 239th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. By […] Gerod Holliman Admits Favoring Injured Left Shoulder is a post from: The...
Via Steelers Depot
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Gerod Holliman Breakdown: Belk Bowl Game

The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a free safety in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL draft that was not only an underclassman—a redshirt sophomore with two years of eligibility—not only a Jim Thorpe Award winner as the best defensive back in the country; but also the co-owner of the NCAA record for interceptions in a […] Gerod Holliman Breakdown: Belk Bowl Game is a post from...
Via Steelers Depot
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: NFL Draft: Trae Waynes

Trae Waynes – Cornerback – 2014 SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (WALTER CAMP, SPORTING NEWS, ATHLON SPORTS) – 2014 FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (COACHES, MEDIA, ESPN.COM, ATHLON SPORTS, PHIL STEELE) – 2014 THORPE AWARD SEMIFINALIST CAREER NOTES: Three-year letterwinner was a two-year starter at cornerback . . . collected 101 tackles, six interceptions and 13 pass break-ups in 36 career...
Via isportsweb.com
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Glory years: the best moments of UM’s 2015 Hall of Fame class

This year’s University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be missing one of its brightest stars. Sean Taylor celebrates a win in Tallahassee in 2003. (Getty Images) It has been more than seven years since Sean Taylor was killed, shot by intruders who tried to burglarize his home. He will be one of 10 honorees Thursday, and the one for whom the most tears will...
Via Canes Watch
April 09, 2015

Colts Can Take Mid-to-Late-Round Gamble on Gerod Holliman

Louisville’s first-year starting safety Gerod Holliman is a polarizing figure in this year’s draft class to say the least.Replacing 2014 first-round NFL draft pick Calvin Pryor was supposed to be a challenge in itself, but Holliman burst onto the scene with a nation-leading 14 interceptions, taking home the Jim Thorpe Award (nation’s best defensive back) in the process.So,...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Washington Redskins: Team, Term and Truth

Even if you are not a football fan or even care about Native American issues, you have likely heard about the Washington Redskins name “issue.”  On one side we have a group that believes the name of a football team is the reason racism exists in this country and that it causes internalized oppression.  They believe changing the name will solve these issues immediately.  On...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Gerod Holliman Confirms That He’ll Enter The NFL Draft

Photo: Pete CautilliShortly after the 2014 regular season came to an end, reports surfaced that Louisville safety Gerod Holliman would be leaving school early to enter the NFL Draft. Despite all signs pointing to Holliman heading to the next level, the Jim Thorpe Award winner didn’t officially confirm the news until over the weekend. It's been real louisville but my time here...
Via The Cardinal Connect
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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