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Thu, Jul 23, 2020 8:43 PM

SIX Floridians added to Jim Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List



Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame (OSHOF) and Jim Thorpe Association release today the prestigious Paycom Jim Thorpe Award preseason watch list. This list includes 49 of the nation's best defensive backs, representing 10 conferences. The preseason watch list is selected by a screening committee whose members compile a list of up to 50 players. This list is not final and players who have outstanding seasons may be added as the season progresses.

SIX Floridians are part of this Jim Thorpe Award Watch List for the 2020 NCAA Football Season:

Paulson Adebo, Stanford, Sr.
Reed Blankenship, Middle Tennessee State, Sr.
Eric Burrell, Wisconsin, Sr.
Camryn Bynum, California, Sr.
T.J. Carter, Memphis, Sr.
Andre Cisco, Syracuse, So.
Kenderick Duncan, Jr., Georgia Southern, Jr.
Greg Eisworth, Iowa State, Sr.

KAIIR ELAM, Univ. of Florida, Sophomore
The Benjamin School
Palm Beach Gardens, FLorida (Palm Beach Area)


Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech, Jr.
Paris Ford, Pitt, Jr.
Kaleb Ford-Dement, Old Dominion, Jr.
Darrick Forrest, Cincinnati, Sr.
Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati, So.
Thomas Graham, Jr., Oregon, Sr.

RICHIE GRANT, UCF, Sr.
Choctawhatchee High School
Fort Walton Beach, FLorida (Panhandle Area)



Darren Hall, San Diego State, Jr.
Brontae Harris, UAB, Sr.
Kolby Harvell-Peel, Oklahoma State, Jr.
Tyrone Hill, Buffalo, Sr.
Jevon Holland, Oregon, Jr.
Talanoa Hufanga,USC, Jr.
Shaun Jolly, Appalachian State, Jr.
Kekaula Kaniho, Boise State, Sr.
Derion Kendrick, Clemson, Jr.
Richard LeCounte, Georgia, Sr.
Trevon Moehrig, TCU, Jr.
Elijah Molden, Washington, Sr.
Israel Mukuamu, South Carolina, Jr.
Hamsah Nasirildeen, Florida State, Sr.
Dell Pettus, Troy, So.
Antonio Phillips, Ball State, Sr.

AARON ROBINSON, UCF, Sr.
Deerfield Beach High School Bucks
Deerfield Beach (Broward Area)



Emmanuel Rugamba, Miami (OH), Sr.
Caden Sterns, Texas, So.
JaCoby Stevens, LSU, Sr.
Derek Stingley, Jr., LSU, So.
Eric Stokes, Georgia, Jr.
Corey Straughter, ULM, Sr.

PATRICK SURTAIN II, Alabama, Jr.
Plantation American Heritage Patriots
Plantation FLorida (Broward Area)

Ambry Thomas, Michigan, Sr.
Tariq Thompson, San Diego State, Sr.
Amechi Uzodinma, Ball State, Jr

SHAUN WADE, Ohio State, Jr.
Jacksonville Trinity Christian Conquerors
Jacksonville, FLorida (First Coast Area)



Lamont Wade, Penn State, Sr.
Jalen Walker, Boise State, Sr.
Jermaine Waller, Virginia Tech, Jr.
Sterling Weatherford, Miami (OH), Jr.

JAMES WIGGINS, Cincinnati, Sr.
Homestead South Dade High School Bucs
Miami, FLorida (Miami-Dade Area)






One player that many expected (as we did) to be on this list is University of Florida CB Marco Wilson. Wilson has been a day one started since he stepped foot on Florida's campus as a true freshman. Expect Wilson to quickly be added to this watch list as the season progresses and possibly become the next Jim Thorpe Award winner for the state of Florida. Fuel for the fire:

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