T.J. McDonald Named Thorpe Award Semifinalist|
Oct. 29, 2012
USC senior safety T.J. McDonald has been name one of 15 semifinalists for the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award, which is presented to the nation's top defensive back.
McDonald has a team-best 66 tackles along with 3 deflections, an interception and a blocked field goal in 2012 while starting for his third season at free safety. It is the second consecutive year that he has been a Thorpe semifinalist. He also is a quarterfinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy for the second year in a row.
Three Thorpe Award finalists will be named on Nov. 19. The winner of the Thorpe Award will be named on Dec. 6 and honored at a banquet in Oklahoma City on Feb. 5, 2013.