1992 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Winner Deon Figures, University of Colorado
Deon Figures was an All-American cornerback for the University of Colorado. He captured the 1992 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back, and was named the Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year. During the 1992 season he set single game school records for punt returns (10), and punt return yards (167). Figures was a shutdown corner in college allowing only 12 passes caught against him in 1992. He was drafted in the first round by the Pittsburgh Steelers and played six years in the NFL.
PAYCOM JIM THORPE AWARD