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|Jim Thorpe Award|
|Awarded for||the top defensive back in college football|
|Presented by||Jim Thorpe Association|
|Currently held by||Morris Claiborne|
The Jim Thorpe Award, named in memory of multi-sport legend Jim Thorpe, has been awarded to the top defensive back in college football since 1986. It is voted on by the Jim Thorpe Association, an organization based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
|1987 (tie)||Bennie Blades||Miami (Fl)|
|1988||Deion Sanders||Florida State|
|1991||Terrell Buckley||Florida State|
|1995||Greg Myers||Colorado State|
|1998||Antoine Winfield||Ohio State|
|2002||Terence Newman||Kansas State|
|2008||Malcolm Jenkins||Ohio State|
|2012||Johnthan Banks||Mississippi State|
- In 1996, the Jim Thorpe Association had to re-vote on the eve of granting the award after Chris Canty from Kansas State University withdrew his name from consideration.
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