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Jim Thorpe Award Winners

Most Outstanding Defensive Back

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Winners

Year Player School Summary
2014 Gerod Holliman Louisville
2013 Darqueze Dennard Michigan State 33 Solo, 29 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 4 Int
2012 Johnthan Banks* Mississippi State 39 Solo, 24 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 4 Int
2011 Morris Claiborne* Louisiana State 32 Solo, 19 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 6 Int
2010 Patrick Peterson* Louisiana State 29 Solo, 13 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 4 Int
2009 Eric Berry* Tennessee 56 Solo, 31 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 2 Int
2008 Malcolm Jenkins* Ohio State 34 Solo, 23 Ast, 1.0 Sk, 3 Int
2007 Antoine Cason Arizona 57 Solo, 14 Ast, 1.0 Sk, 5 Int
2006 Aaron Ross* Texas 47 Solo, 10 Ast, 1.0 Sk, 6 Int
2005 Michael Huff* Texas 44 Solo, 43 Ast, 2.0 Sk, 2 Int
2004 Carlos Rogers* Auburn 2 Int, 53 Yds, 1 TD
2003 Derrick Strait* Oklahoma 3 Int, 127 Yds, 0 TD
2002 Terence Newman* Kansas State 5 Int, 21 Yds, 0 TD
2001 Roy Williams* Oklahoma 5 Int, 25 Yds, 0 TD
2000 Jamar Fletcher* Wisconsin 6 Int, 159 Yds, 0 TD
1999 Tyrone Carter* Minnesota
1998 Antoine Winfield* Ohio State
1997 Charles Woodson* Michigan 11 Rec, 231 Yds, 21.0 Avg, 2 TD
1996 Lawrence Wright* Florida
1995 Greg Myers* Colorado State
1994 Chris Hudson* Colorado
1993 Antonio Langham* Alabama
1992 Deon Figures* Colorado
1991 Terrell Buckley* Florida State
1990 Darryl Lewis* Arizona
1989 Mark Carrier* Southern California
1988 Deion Sanders* Florida State
1987 Rickey Dixon* (tie) Oklahoma
1987 Bennie Blades* (tie) Miami (FL)
1986 Thomas Everett* Baylor