thorpeawardThe Jim Thorpe Association has released its preseason watch list for the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award, which is presented to the nation’s best defensive back in college football.

The Jim Thorpe Award is named after Jim Thorpe, a first-team Walter Camp All-America selection in 1911 and 1912, according to the Jim Thorpe Association

The winner will be announced on December 12 at The Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN.

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Florida HS Football Alumni on the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award preseason watch list:

Name Position College High School
Ricardo Allen S Purdue Mainland
Tre Boston S North Carolina North Fort Myers
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix S Alabama Dr. Phillips
Jonathan Dowling S Western Kentucky Southeast
Lamarcus Joyner S Florida State St. Thomas Aquinas
Calvin Pryor S Louisville Port St. Joe