Jim Thorpe Award Watch List 2014:

The Jim Thorp Award watch list has been released today, naming 39 defensive backs fighting for glory this upcoming season. The ‘Thorpe’ is named after former gold medal Olympian and standout football star Jim Thorpe, dating back to 1986. Being named to the Thorpe watch list is a huge honor, as it only hosts a small number of defensive backs across the country.

The breakdown of nominees from BCS conferences — ACC: 4 Big 10: 5 Big 12: 3 Pac 12: 4 SEC: 3

2014 Jim Thorpe Award Watch List:

Kevin Byard, Middle Tennessee

Bryce Callahan, Rice

Ibraheim Campbell, Northwestern

Sam Carter, TCU

Jeremy Cash, Duke

Donald Celiscar, Western Michigan

Landon Collins, Alabama

Blake Countess, Michigan

Su’a Cravens, USC

Donte Deayon, Boise State

Quandre Diggs, Texas

Lorenzo Doss, Tulane
Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon

Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech

Clayton Geathers, UCF

Jacoby Glenn, UCF

Vernon Hargreaves, Florida

Anthony Harris, Virginia

Rocky Hayes, Arkansas State

Jeremy Ioane, Boise State

Jordan Lucas, Penn State

Marcus Peters, Washington

Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss

Jalen Ramsey, Florida State

Jordan Richards, Stanford

Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma

Derron Smith, Fresno State

D’Joun Smith, Florida Atlantic

Trevon Stewart, Houston

Brian Suite, Utah State

Cam Thomas, Western Kentucky

Triston Wade, UTSA

Ryland Ward, Bowling Green

Trae Waynes, Michigan State