Florida Gators' Vernon Hargreaves named Jim Thorpe Award finalist
Florida CB and Wharton High alum Vernon Hargreaves is one of three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the country's top defensive back.
Hargreaves is one of the top players on a Gators defense that ranks among the best in the country. The junior has four interceptions and is expected to be a first-round pick if he leaves early for the NFL draft.
The two other finalists are Duke S Jeremy Cash and Iowa CB Desmond King.
In other award news, Florida State star RB Dalvin Cook was not among the three finalists for the Doak Walker Award (top running back). LSU's Leonard Fournette, Alabama's Derrick Henry and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey were the three finalists for that honor.