Finalists chosen for Thorpe Award

Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 2:52 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Michigan's Leon Hall, Florida's Reggie Nelson and Texas' Aaron Ross were named finalists Tuesday for the Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to college football's top defensive back.

The winner will be announced at college football's awards show on December 7th. The award will be presented at a banquet in Oklahoma City on February 12th.

Ross leads the trio with 5 interceptions and gives the Longhorns a chance to win the award for the second straight year. Texas' Michael Huff was the Thorpe winner last season.

Nelson has 4 interceptions, including a 70-yard return for a touchdown against Alabama, and Hall has three picks.