Gators Vernon Hargreaves III named Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist
Wharton alum and Florida freshman standout CB Vernon Hargreaves III has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award.
The award is presented annually to the nation's top defensive back, and Hargreaves is the only freshman among the semifinalists.
Hargreaves has played in all seven games for the Gators, with five starts. He leads Florida and is tied for second in the SEC with three interceptions, including a touchdown-saving grab agaisnt Kentucky.
Hargreaves also leads the SEC in passes defended (10) and has made 19 tackles this season.
The three Thorpe Award finalists will be announced on Nov. 25, and the winner will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 12 on ESPN.