Michigan St CB Darqueze Dennard wins Thorpe Award
Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard has won the Jim
Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s best defensive back.
Dennard was presented with the award Thursday during the 23rd
College Football Awards Show at Disney.
The senior from Georgia finished the season with four
interceptions and had two games with nine tackles, leading a
dominant defense that carried the fourth-ranked Spartans to the Big
Ten title. They will play No. 5 Stanford in the Rose Bowl.
The other finalists were Florida State’s Lamarcus Joyner and
Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert.