Dravon Askew-Henry has to be getting tired of his phone blowing up. Another day has come and he is once again placed upon a watch list of the best defenders in college football. Today he was added to Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Watch List as announced by the Jim Thorpe Museum and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
The Paycom Jim Thorpe Award is one of the most coveted awards in college football. It is awarded to the best defensive back in college football based on performance on the field, athletic ability and character. The award was established in 1986 and is named after history’s greatest all-around athlete, Jim Thorpe. Thorpe excelled not only as a running back, passer, and kicker on the offensive side of the ball; but also stood out as a defensive back. In addition to his legendary performance on the football field, Thorpe played professional baseball and won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon.