The Paycom Jim Thorpe Award 2017 watch list includes seven SEC players. The Paycom Jim Thorpe Award is awarded to the best defensive back in college football based on performance on the field, athletic ability and character. The winner is selected from three finalists and will be announced at The Home Depot College Football Awards on December 7 on ESPN.
SEC players on Jim Thorpe Award Watch List
Duke Dawson, Florida, Sr.
Mike Edwards, Kentucky, Jr.
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama, Jr.
Ronnie Harrison, Alabama, Jr.
Donte Jackson, LSU, Jr.
Dominick Sanders, Georgia, Sr.
Armani Watts, Texas A&M, Sr.