Florida State senior cornerback Lamarcus Joyner has officially been named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, an honor given annually to college football's top defensive back.
Courtesy of the Jim Thorpe Association:
Oklahoma City--The Jim Thorpe
Association announced today 15 semifinalists for the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award,
given to the top defensive back in college football.
The Thorpe Award is named after
history's greatest athlete, Jim Thorpe, and is presented by the Oklahoma Sports
Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Association in Oklahoma City. Thorpe excelled at
every sport in which he competed, including football at which he played on the
offensive and defensive side of the ball. The three Thorpe Award finalists will
be named on Monday, November 25th and the winner will be announced at the Home
Depot College Football Awards Show on December 12th airing on ESPN. The winner
of the 2013 Thorpe Award will be honored at a banquet in Oklahoma City on
February 4, 2014.
The 2013 Thorpe Award semifinalists
represent seven conferences: SEC (3), PAC 12 (3), Big 12 (3), ACC (2), Big 10
(2), AAC (1) and MAC (1).
THORPE AWARD SEMIFINALISTS
C.J. Barnett, Sr. Ohio
Deone Bucannon, Sr.
Landon Collins, Soph. Alabama
Aaron Colvin, Sr. University of Oklahoma
Darqueze Dennard, Sr. Michigan
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Jr. Oregon
Kyle Fuller, Sr. Virginia
Vernon Hargreaves, Fr. Florida
Lamarcus Joyner, Sr., Florida
Steven Nelson, Jr. Oregon
Cody Prewitt, Jr. Ole Miss
Calvin Pryor, Jr.
Jason Verrett, Sr. TCU
Jimmie Ward, Sr. N.
Ty Zimmerman, Sr. Kansas State
The Jim Thorpe Award is a member of the
National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most
prestigious awards in college football. The 21 awards boast 678 years of
tradition-selection excellence. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more about