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Friday, August 7, 2009

Stuckey named to Thorpe watch list

Award given annually to nation's top defensive back

KU safety Darrell Stuckey (25) breaks up a pass Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 during the Jayhawks home game against Louisiana Tech.

KU safety Darrell Stuckey (25) breaks up a pass Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 during the Jayhawks home game against Louisiana Tech.

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Kansas senior safety Darrell Stuckey was selected as one of 31 players on the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List that was announced earlier this week.

The Thorpe Award is presented each year to the nation's top defensive back.

Stuckey, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound safety from Kansas City, Kan., was an All-Big 12 first team selection in 2008. Stuckey is one of five Big 12 players on the list, joining Oklahoma's Dominique Franks, Oklahoma State's Perrish Cox, Baylor's Jordan Lake and Texas' Earl Thomas.

Comments

jayhwx3003 11 years ago

Way to go Stuckey. We'll need his leadership if we want to win some trophies this up coming season. This is impressive...more football articles than basketball today. Keep em coming guys. I know this doesn't matter yet but am i the only one who can see him being an All-American this upcoming season? He has the skills and the mindset, I just hope it rubs off the other younger guys in the DB group and show them that anything is possible.

Jonathan Briles 11 years ago

No your not the only one Jayhwx3003. I completely believe that Stuckey could be an all american. He has great size amazing speed and determination. Not to mention his leadership. Stuckey is absolutely one of my favorite players on this team and also probably one of my favorites of all time. I have so much respect for him and hope him the best of seasons and if he has his best season then yes he will be an all american.

chicagoeddie 11 years ago

so wait, we are eventually gonna have our whole team up for some type of award at this rate! rock chalk! =D i love it!

hawk2717 11 years ago

jayhwx3003 - He may be 2nd team All-American, but no way he gets 1st team with the media being in love with Eric Berry and Taylor Mays...it's not fair but that's just how it is.

KGphoto 11 years ago

Stuckey is a strong safety isn't he? And I'm pretty sure Taylor Mays is a free safety. If that matters in the voting, I don't know. Either way aren't there two safety spots for an All-American team? If so, I think he's got a real good shot.

Now about the NFL. Brian Dawkins comes to mind. (Maybe with a little less "junk-yard-dog" and a little more Jayhawk) An all-around field and locker room leader. Sneaky quick. Not so sneaky strong. Separates the ball from the carrier. And strangely, in 14 or 15 years, he may even resemble Brian. http://blog.pennlive.com/patriotnewssports/2009/01/large_brian_dawkins.jpg

http://media.kansan.com/img/photos/2008/12/30/rm_081230_press_stuckey_web.jpg

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