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JIM THORPE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gerod Holliman Named A Semifinalist For The 2014 Jim Thorpe Award

Photo: Pete Cautilli Louisville safety Gerod Holliman has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award. The Jim Thorpe Ward is given annually to the nation’s top defensive back. THORPE AWARD SEMIFINALISTS Sam Carter, TCU, Sr. Jeremy Cash, Duke, Jr. Landon Collins, Alabama, Jr. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon, Sr. Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech, So. Senquez Golson, Ole...
Via The Cardinal Connect
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

LSU's Ronald Martin one of 15 semifinalists for Jim Thorpe Award

Had game-clinching interception Saturday
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
October 27, 2014

Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe's body

Jim Thorpe's body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma. The famed athlete's surviving sons have been fighting to move the body to Sac and Fox land in the state where he was born, saying their father...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Famed athlete, Olympian Jim Thorpe's remains to stay in Pennsylvania

  The remains of famed athlete Jim Thorpe will remain in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago. A federal appeals court has thrown out a ruling that could have resulted in the remains' removal to American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe's surviving sons had been fighting to move the body to Sac and Fox land in the state where he was born. U.S. District...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Michigan State Puts Up Darqueze Dennard Display Featuring Jim Thorpe Award

Darqueze Dennard was probably the best player on the nation’s best defense in 2013, and Michigan State has wasted little time in promoting the former Spartan among the school’s other football greats. MSU has already put together a display about Dennard, who was taken in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals in this year’s NFL Draft. The display prominently features Dennard’s...
Via College Spun
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

KeiVarae Russell Doesn’t Exist In The State Of Oklahoma

Preseason award watch lists are about as ridiculous as the preseason polls. I never get too excited or upset about either, but I still manage to find my way over to them because of some type of ridiculous addiction to all things college football. This must be what people who huff paint feel like. And that brings me to this: Here is the preseason 2014 @NagurskiTrophy Watch List http...
Via Subway Domer
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Darqueze Dennard wins Jim Thorpe Award

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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Michigan St CB Darqueze Dennard wins Thorpe Award

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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