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Colvin Named Semifinalist For Jim Thorpe Award

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OU senior cornerback Aaron Colvin is among 15 semifinalists for the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in college football.

Colvin serves as one of Oklahoma's captains for the 2013 season, ranking fourth on the squad with 39 tackles (30 solo). He is third on the team with 5.0 tackles for loss (-11 yards) and also has an interception, a sack, a fumble recovery and three pass breakups. The Owasso, Okla., native was an All-Big 12 First Team selection by AP and the coaches in 2012 after leading the team with 11 pass breakups. He also finished second on the squad with four interceptions and was third on the team with 61 tackles (47 solo) as a junior.

The Thorpe Award is presented by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Association in Oklahoma City. The three Thorpe Award finalists will be named on Monday, Nov. 25, and the winner will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 12 airing on ESPN. The winner of the 2013 Thorpe Award will be honored at a banquet in Oklahoma City on Feb. 4, 2014.

THORPE AWARD SEMIFINALISTS

C.J. Barnett, Sr. – Ohio State

Deone Bucannon, Sr. – Washington State

Landon Collins, Soph. – Alabama

Aaron Colvin, Sr. – 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

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