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Jim Thorpe Award Winners

Most Outstanding Defensive Back

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Winners

Year Player School Summary
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