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JIM THORPE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gerod Holliman is your Jim Thorpe honoree for 2014

If Gerod Holliman wasn’t tracking down the football, the ball was finding him. Entirely appropriate that Holliman would make a pick on the last play of the regular season, intercepting a pass from Kentucky’s Patrick Towles, returning the ball 65 yards to nail down a 44-40 win for the University of Louisville. The interception was Holliman’s 14th of the season, tying an...
Via Louisville Card Game
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerod Holliman Wins Jim Thorpe Award Given To The Best Defensive Back In The Nation

Photo | ESPN It’s been a big evening for Louisville junior defensive back Gerod Holliman. The nation’s leader in interceptions is currently in Orlando, FL., for the Home Depot College Football Awards Show. Early on in the show it was revealed that Holliman was named a Walter Camp First Team All American. Holliman is the first UofL player to earn first team Walter Camp honors...
Via The Cardinal Connect
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville's Gerod Holliman wins Jim Thorpe Award

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Louisville's Gerod Holliman has won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back. Holliman was presented with the award Thursday night during the College Football Awards Show at Disney. He's the first Atlantic Coast Conference player to win the award. He is also the first player not from the Southeastern Conference or Big Ten to win the award...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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 expressed...
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 Football Awards...
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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