PAYCOM JIM THORPE AWARD
1994 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Winner Chris Hudson, University of Colorado
Chris Hudson was born in Houston Texas and attended Worthing High School where he excelled on the football field. Following high school Chris left Texas for the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was a versatile defensive back who could play any position in the backfield and play it well. Hudson was a consensus All-American safety at Colorado. He finished his college career second in interceptions and fifth in pass deflections on Colorado’s all-time charts. He won the 1994 Jim Thorpe Award, and was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 1995 NFL draft.
Chris Hudson played for the Jaguars from 1995 to 1998. He also was a member of the Chicago Bears in 1999, and after a year off in 2000, returned to the NFL in 2001 with the Atlanta Falcons. During his six his seasons in the NFL, he played in 77 regular season games, started in 63 of them, and compiled 11 interceptions. Chris Hudson currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee.