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Harris on Thorpe Award Watch List

Another day, another preseason accolade for Anthony Harris.

The Virginia strong safety was named to the 2014 preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List, announced Friday. The Jim Thorpe Award is given annually to the nation’s best defensive back.

Harris is a preseason All-American after winning All-America honors in 2013 from Sports Illustrated (first) and Walter Camp (second). Harris was named to the preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List on Thursday and the preseason Bednarik Award Watch List on Monday. Harris led the nation with eight interceptions and set a UVa record with at least one interception in five straight games. CFPA listed Harris on its preseason 42-man watch list for its defensive back of the year.

The Thorpe Award Winner is selected from three finalists and will be announced at The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 on ESPN.


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