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Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Stroman named to Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

Stroman named to Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

UCLA defensive back Jaleel Wadood was named to The Paycom Jim Thorpe Award 2017 watch list on Friday. The Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Banquet will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, in Oklahoma. He is one of the most versatile defensive backs in the country.

Fitzpatrick should be considered one of the favorites to win the Thorpe Award heading into his junior season. While there have been some busts who have taken home the award, a good number of them have had successful National Football League careers. The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame awards the Jim Thorpe Award annually to the nation's best defensive back.

The UCLA Football team has yet another Bruin named to a preseason Award watch list, so #4sUp to that!

He is WKU's first Thorpe Award Watch Lister since Cam Thomas prior to the 2014 season. The list is not final, and players who have outstanding seasons are added as the season progresses. The victor is selected from three finalists and will be announced at The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on ESPN. He was honored as the Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week and Rose Bowl Player of the Week for his 22-tackle effort versus Minnesota Oct. 1. Sixteen of the association's 23 awards select a preseason watch list and the NCFAA has spearheaded a coordinated. Arkansas State has had 12 consecutive seasons with a winning record at home and has won 30 of its lasts 36 games at Centennial Bank Stadium.

Wingard has also been named to the 2017 Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List as announced by the Maxwell Football Club.

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