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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Jordan Poyer named Thorpe DB of the week

By Ted Miller

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.