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Thorpe Award & History

CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Dec 13, 2013


The Thorpe Award goes to the nation's top defensive back.

Thorpe Award

The Top Defensive Back

History and Watch Lists
- Bednarik | Biletnikoff | Butkus | Davey O'Brien | Doak Walker
- Lou Groza | Lombardi | Mackey | Maxwell | Nagurski | Outland
- Ray Guy | Rimington | Thorpe | Walter Camp

Ranking the All-Time Winners
- The 25 Greatest Heisman Winners | No. 26 to 50 | No. 51 to 77

Heisman Winners - Top 5 Races, Player to Not Win, and More
- 2010 to Present | 2000 to 2009 | 1990 to 1999 | 1980 to 1989
- 1970 to 1979 | 1960 to 1969 | 1950 to 1959 | 1940 to 1949 | 1930 to 1935

Thorpe Award Winners

2013 Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State
2012 Johnthan Banks, Miss State
2011 Morris Claiborne, LSU
2010 Patrick Peterson, LSU
2009 Eric Berry, Tennessee
2008 Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
2007 Antoine Cason, Arizona
2006 Aaron Ross, Texas
2005 Michael Huff, Texas
2004 Carlos Rogers, Auburn
2003 Derrick Strait, Oklahoma
2002 Terence Newman, Kansas State
2001 Roy Williams, Oklahoma
2000 Jamar Fletcher, Wisconsin
1999 Tyrone Carter, Minnesota
1998 Antoine Winfield, Ohio State
1997 Charles Woodson, Michigan
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 Darryll Lewis, Arizona
1989 Mark Carrier, USC
1988 Deion Sanders, Florida State
1987 Bennie Blades, Miami & Rickey Dixon, Oklahoma
1986 Thomas Everett, Baylor