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    Lamarcus Joyner named Thorpe Award semifinalist

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    Florida State senior cornerback Lamarcus Joyner has officially been named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, an honor given annually to college football's top defensive back.

    Courtesy of the Jim Thorpe Association:

    Oklahoma City--The Jim Thorpe Association announced today 15 semifinalists for the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in college football.

    The Thorpe Award is named after history's greatest athlete, Jim Thorpe, and is presented by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Association in Oklahoma City. Thorpe excelled at every sport in which he competed, including football at which he played on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. The three Thorpe Award finalists will be named on Monday, November 25th and the winner will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on December 12th airing on ESPN. The winner of the 2013 Thorpe Award will be honored at a banquet in Oklahoma City on February 4, 2014.

    The 2013 Thorpe Award semifinalists represent seven conferences: SEC (3), PAC 12 (3), Big 12 (3), ACC (2), Big 10 (2), AAC (1) and MAC (1). 

    THORPE AWARD SEMIFINALISTS

    C.J. Barnett, Sr. Ohio State

    Deone Bucannon, Sr. Washington State

    Landon Collins, Soph. Alabama

    Aaron Colvin, Sr.  University of Oklahoma

    Darqueze Dennard, Sr. Michigan State

    Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Jr. Oregon

    Kyle Fuller, Sr. Virginia Tech

    Vernon Hargreaves,  Fr.  Florida

    Lamarcus Joyner, Sr., Florida State

    Steven Nelson, Jr. Oregon

    Cody Prewitt, Jr. Ole Miss

    Calvin Pryor, Jr. Louisville

    Jason Verrett, Sr. TCU

    Jimmie Ward, Sr. N. Illinois

    Ty Zimmerman,  Sr. Kansas State

    The Jim Thorpe Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 21 awards boast 678 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more about our story.

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