Williams Named to Thorpe Preseason Watch List

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Williams Named to Thorpe Preseason Watch List

BATON ROUGE – LSU sophomore Greedy Williams has been named to the 2018 Jim Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame released Monday.

This list includes 35 of the nation’s best defensive backs, representing 11 conferences. The award is based on performance on the field, athletic ability and character. As such, it is considered one of the most coveted awards in college football.

Williams, a sophomore from Shreveport, started all 13 games for the Tigers at cornerback in 2017. He led the SEC in interceptions with six on his way to earning third team All-America honors from the Associated Press.

The winner of the Thorpe Award will be announced live on December 6, 2018 at the Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPN.