BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU safety Jamal Adams and defensive back Tre'Davious White have been named to the Jim Thorpe Award 2016 Preseason Watch List.
The award was established in 1986 and is named after history's greatest all-around athlete, Jim Thorpe. It is awarded to the best defensive back in the country.
Adams and White are two of five Tigers named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List.
The Pac 12 led the way with six selections, followed by the SEC (5), NAC (5), ACC (4), Big 10 (4), AAC (4), MW (4), Sun Belt (3), Big 12 (2) and C-USA (2).
Adams, White and the rest of the Tigers will take the field on Saturday, Sept. 3 against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.