Safety Deone Bucannon (image courtesy of WSU Athletic Communications)
Packers prospect profile: S Deone Bucannon
Deone Bucannon, S Washington State, 6-1, 211 pounds Hometown: Fairfield, CA
40 time: 4.49
Vertical jump: 36.5″
225 lb. bench: 19 reps
Broad jump: 10’04″
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First team All American and first team all...
With a strong performance at the NFL scouting combine, Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans has skyrocketed to the top of the wishlist for Detroit Lions fans. At least according to a recent poll of the MLive.com audience.
Given 10 potential options for the Lions to select with the No. 10 pick in the draft, Evans took home nearly 40 percent of the vote, easily outpacing Oklahoma...
The heart of football in America beats in Northeast Ohio, as the needle of history threads itself through Northeast Ohio, from the the professional ranks to college to high school.
What would become the National Football League was founded in Canton in 1920 and is now the home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Storied players have strapped up their helmets and hit the turf on many...
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Beckett Media recently presented a list of their picks for the greatest athletes of all time. The fight game ended up being barely represented on the list as athletes in team sports dominated the list, with some interesting and puzzling picks along the way. The only fighters or martial artists on the list were boxers Muhammad Ali (#2) and Joe Louis ...
Senior becomes MSU's first consensus All-American cornerback, Jim Thorpe award winner. He talks about those honors and how the legacy of strong secondary play was continued with him -- and where it goes now.
Michigan State senior cornerback Darqueze Dennard claimed the Jim Thorpe Award at the 2013 College Football awards to further enhance his stock as a first round draft prospect.The Spartan beat off competition from Florida State’s LaMarcus Joyner and Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert to land the prize which is awarded annually to the nation’s top defensive back.
Christian Laettner is auctioning off the Duke jersey he wore when he hit "The Shot" to beat Kentucky in the East regional of the 1992 NCAA Tournament.
Laettner said he occasionally will see a replay of his famous buzzer-beater -- and he tries not to look too excited about it.
''If I'm in a bar or restaurant and there's people around kind of seeing how...
Michigan State senior cornerback Darqueze Dennard was named the winner of the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award last night, given to the top DB in all of college football. With that, you’ll see his NFL Draft stock rise even higher. He certainly earned himself some extra future earnings in the Big Ten title game, as she showed tremendous closing speed, as well as a great tenacity to get an...
The awards just keep coming for Michigan State.
On Thursday night, senior cornerback Darqueze Dennard won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back.
Dennard, who led the team with 14 passes defended, 10 pass break-ups and four interceptions, is the first Spartan to win the award.
"Our team, we had a great defense this year," Dennard said on the College...
Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard has won the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation's best defensive back.
Dennard was presented with the award Thursday during the 23rd College Football Awards Show at Disney.
The senior from Georgia finished the season with four interceptions and had two games with nine tackles, leading a dominant defense that carried the fourth-ranked...
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December 12, 2013
Michigan State cornerback becomes first Jim Thorpe award winning in school history.
In the spirit of the great tradition of Thanksgiving, a food frenzied festival of togetherness, originally founded to mark the first American pilgrims fleeing the tyranny of disco music and finding refuge at the welcoming table of Jim Thorpe, who treated them to delicious candied yams, raucous rounds of pumpkin-tinis, and the shocking historic spectacle of the only eleven on eleven...
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...
Four Florida State football players were named finalists for national awards on Monday afternoon.
Quarterback Jameis Winston has been named a finalist for both the Maxwell Award (top player) and Davey O'Brien Award (top quarterback).
Cornerback Lamarcus Joyner is a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (top defensive back), tight end Nick O'Leary for the John Mackey Award ...
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.
Alabama's Landon Collins, Oregon's Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Florida State's Lamarcus Joyner are among the 15 semifinalists for this year's Jim Thorpe Award, given to the country's top defensive back.
Three finalists will be named Nov. 25, with the winner announced Dec. 12 on ESPN. The award is presented by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Association...
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October 28, 2013
Louisville junior safety Calvin Pryor has been named a semifinalist for the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award. Pryor is one of 15 semifinalists for the annual award, which is given to the nation’s top defensive back.
THORPE AWARD SEMIFINALISTS
C.J. Barnett, Sr. Ohio State
Deone Bucannon, Sr. Washington State
Landon Collins, Soph. Alabama
Aaron Colvin, Sr. University of Oklahoma
“T.I.P.S.” for Colorado v. Fresno State
Colorado and Fresno State met four times in the 20th century, with the Buffs winning all four games.
Colorado and Fresno State have met twice in the 21st century, with the Bulldogs winning both games.
A fairly concise synopsis of what the Buff Nation has been dealing with recently - dominant in the past; not so much lately.
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...
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."
Najja Johnson going in for a tackle against UCONN.
Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
Year: Redshirt Senior
Measures: 6 feet, 182 pounds
NFL Draft Scout Rank: 44/269 CB’s
Honors: 2013 Jim Thorpe Award Watch List
2012: 43 tackles (27 solo), five interceptions, 11 passes defended
2011: 39 tackles, one interception, 16 passes defended
Five random questions to learn more about Najja...
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...
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...
Called “The Future 50”, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, just completed the largest expansion and renovation in the history of the museum, just in time for the latest enshrinement festival. The new project includes:An environmental control system that will control the temperature and humidity within the museum.A new main entrance and grand lobbyThe Ralph Wilson...
The Jim Thorpe Award Watch List was announced last week on Friday. The Jim Thorpe Award is given to the nation's best defensive back. Texas cornerback Quandre Diggs (Jr. 5-10 200) and Stanford free safety Ed Reynolds (Sr. 6-2 205) are just a couple of many players that could win the award. Diggs has pulled in eight interceptions to go with 22 pass break ups over the last two...