PAYCOM JIM THORPE AWARD
Johnthan Banks of Mississippi State has been named the 2012 Thorpe Award Winner, given to the top defensive back in college football. A first-team All- SEC cornerback and midseason All-American selection, Banks ranks in the top 10 in the FBS among active players in career interception return yards (1st, 320), career interceptions (T-3rd, 16), interceptions returned for touchdowns (T-6th, 3), interceptions per game (7th, .33) and career pass breakups (8th, 25). Banks was also a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and the Conerly Trophy, given to the top college football player in Mississippi.
2012 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Winner Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State University