Jim Thorpe Award Winners

Most Outstanding Defensive Back

Award Winners

  • * indicates bowl stats included
Award Winners Table
Year Player School Summary
2016Adoree JacksonUSC46 Solo, 9 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 5 Int
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, 4 Int
2012Johnthan Banks*Mississippi State39 Solo, 24 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 4 Int
2011Morris Claiborne*LSU32 Solo, 19 Ast, 0.0 Sk, 6 Int
2010Patrick Peterson*LSU29 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 WilliamsOklahoma2 FR, 25 Yds, 1 TD
2000Jamar FletcherWisconsin7 Int, 179 Yds, 0 TD
1999Tyrone Carter*Minnesota
1998Antoine Winfield*Ohio State
1997Charles WoodsonMichigan11 Rec, 231 Yds, 21.0 Avg, 2 TD
1996Lawrence WrightFlorida
1995Greg MyersColorado State3 Int, 55 Yds, 0 TD
1994Chris HudsonColorado3 Int, 6 Yds, 0 TD
1993Antonio LanghamAlabama7 Int, 67 Yds, 1 TD
1992Deon FiguresColorado6 Int, 21 Yds, 0 TD
1991Terrell BuckleyFlorida State12 Int, 238 Yds, 2 TD
1990Darryl LewisArizona7 Int, 192 Yds, 2 TD
1989Mark Carrier*USC7 Int, 58 Yds, 0 TD
1988Deion SandersFlorida 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 EverettBaylor6 Int, 77 Yds, 1 TD
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