2012 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Winner Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State University
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.
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