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Monday October 28, 2013Hargreaves Named Semifinalist for 2013 Jim Thorpe Award

Gainesville, Fla.

University of Florida freshman defensive back Vernon Hargreaves has been named a semifinalist for the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award, the Jim Thorpe Association announced on Monday.


Hargreaves has played in all seven games for the Gators, making five starts. He leads Florida and is tied for second in the SEC with three interceptions, one of which robbed Kentucky of a touchdown. Hargreaves also leads the Gators in pass breakups and has made 19 tackles this season.


Hargreaves is the only freshman among the 15 semifinalists for the award, which is given each year to the top defensive back in college football. The three Thorpe Award finalists will be named on Monday, November 25th and the winner will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on December 12th airing on ESPN. The winner of the 2013 Thorpe Award will be honored at a banquet in Oklahoma City on February 4, 2014.

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