Jim Thorpe Award Winners

Most Outstanding Defensive Back

Award Winners

  • * indicates bowl stats included
Award Winners Table
Year Player School Summary
2015Desmond King*Iowa46 Solo, 26 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 8 Int
2014Gerod Holliman*Louisville34 Solo, 10 Ast, 1.0 Sk, 14 Int
2013Darqueze Dennard*Michigan State32 Solo, 28 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 3 Int
2012Johnthan Banks*Mississippi State39 Solo, 24 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 4 Int
2011Morris Claiborne*Louisiana State32 Solo, 19 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 6 Int
2010Patrick Peterson*Louisiana State29 Solo, 13 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 4 Int
2009Eric Berry*Tennessee56 Solo, 31 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 2 Int
2008Malcolm Jenkins*Ohio State34 Solo, 23 Ast, 1.0 Sk, 3 Int
2007Antoine CasonArizona57 Solo, 14 Ast, 1.0 Sk, 5 Int
2006Aaron Ross*Texas47 Solo, 10 Ast, 1.0 Sk, 6 Int
2005Michael Huff*Texas44 Solo, 43 Ast, 2.0 Sk, 1 Int
2004Carlos Rogers*Auburn2 Int, 53 Yds, 1 TD
2003Derrick Strait*Oklahoma3 Int, 127 Yds, 0 TD
2002Terence Newman*Kansas State5 Int, 21 Yds, 0 TD
2001Roy Williams*Oklahoma2 FR, 25 Yds, 1 TD
2000Jamar Fletcher*Wisconsin7 Int, 179 Yds, 0 TD
1999Tyrone Carter*Minnesota
1998Antoine Winfield*Ohio State
1997Charles Woodson*Michigan11 Rec, 231 Yds, 21.0 Avg, 2 TD
1996Lawrence Wright*Florida
1995Greg Myers*Colorado State3 Int, 55 Yds, 0 TD
1994Chris Hudson*Colorado3 Int, 6 Yds, 0 TD
1993Antonio Langham*Alabama7 Int, 67 Yds, 1 TD
1992Deon Figures*Colorado6 Int, 21 Yds, 0 TD
1991Terrell Buckley*Florida State12 Int, 238 Yds, 2 TD
1990Darryl Lewis*Arizona7 Int, 192 Yds, 2 TD
1989Mark Carrier*Southern California7 Int, 58 Yds, 0 TD
1988Deion Sanders*Florida State5 Int, 116 Yds, 2 TD
1987Bennie Blades* (tie)Miami (FL)5 Int, 61 Yds, 0 TD
1987Rickey Dixon* (tie)Oklahoma8 Int, 214 Yds, 1 TD
1986Thomas Everett*Baylor6 Int, 77 Yds, 1 TD
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