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Jordan Poyer named Thorpe DB of the week

10/10/2012

Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer has been named the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week after he grabbed three interceptions in the Beavers' 19-6 win over Washington State.

From the news release:

Poyer’s three interceptions were the most by an Oregon State player in nearly a decade and his final interception sealed the win for the Beavers. With Washington State driving in Beaver territory late in the fourth quarter, Poyer intercepted a Cougar pass and returned it 50 yards that allowed Oregon State to run out the clock. He also added four tackles including one for a loss.

Poyer was a member of the 2012 Jim Thorpe Preseason Watch List released this past summer after a sensational junior season that saw him receive second-team All-Pac-12 honors.

California cornerback Kameron Jackson also grabbed three interceptions in the Bears' win over UCLA. The Thorpe Award made him an honorable mention.