Fifth year senior Tanner Muse was named a semifinalist for this year’s Jim Thorpe Award, which goes to the nation’s best defensive back. Through seven games he’s amassed 39 tackles with 3 INTs and 3 PBU.

He is one of 14 players that were named semifinalists by the screening committee. Although, it’s not a final list. The committee can add a player they deem deserving when it comes time to name the 3 finalists.

The entire list is below.

  • Luq Barcoo, San Diego State, Sr.
  • Essang Bassey, Wake Forest, Sr.
  • Douglas Coleman, Texas Tech, Sr.
  • Grant Delpit, LSU, Jr.
  • Alohi Gilman, Notre Dame, Sr.
  • AJ Green, Oklahoma State, Sr.
  • CJ Henderson, Florida, Jr.
  • Jevon Holland, Oregon, So.
  • Xavier McKinney, Alabama, Jr.
  • Tanner Muse, Clemson, *Gr.
  • Jeffrey Okudah, Ohio State, Jr.
  • JR Reed, Georgia, Sr.
  • Elijah Riley, Army, Sr.
  • Amik Robertson, Louisiana Tech, Jr.
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