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Perrish Cox Named Semifinalist for Thorpe Award

Perrish Cox picks up some yards. (AP) Perrish Cox picks up some yards. (AP)

Originally Published: Nov 4, 2009 12:34 PM CDT

Associated Press

STILLWATER, Oklahoma -- Oklahoma State cornerback Perrish Cox has been named one of 12 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award.

The award is named for Oklahoma native Jim Thorpe and is given each year to the top college defensive back.

Other Big 12 players named semifinalists are Darrell Stuckey of Kansas and Earl Thomas of Texas.

The semifinalists will be cut to three finalists on Nov. 23 and the winner will be announced Dec. 10.

A formal banquet and official award presentation will be Feb. 9 in Oklahoma City.

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