UofL FOOTBALL | Alexander Makes More Preseason Award Watch Lists

07/14/2017 12:07 PM

University of Louisville junior cornerback Jaire Alexander has earned another preseason accolade. Friday, he was named one of the nations top 45 DB’s to earn a spot on the 2017 Paycom Jum Thorpe Award preseason watch list. The award is given annually to the best defensive back in college football based on performance on the field, athletic ability and character.

Alexander has already been named to the Chuck Bednarik and Bronko Nagurski preseason watch lists.

Alexander started all 13 games in 2016 and led the team with five interceptions, including two against Clemson and two more versus Virginia. He also had 39 tackles and one forced fumble.

The Thorpe Award Winner is selected from three finalists and will be announced at The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, December 7, 2017, on ESPN.

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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