Patrick Peterson was the 2010 recipient of the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in college football. A consensus All-American and the 2010 SEC conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, Peterson was an integral key to LSU’s success. During the 2010 season, Peterson had 36 tackles, four interceptions and six passes broken up. An extremely dangerous punt returner, he returned 26 punts for a total of 418 yards and two touchdowns. He was also the recipient of the Bednarik Award, given to the nation’s top defender. Peterson was truly one of the top cornerbacks and return men in college football.
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2010 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Winner Patrick Peterson, Louisiana State University