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Gerod Holliman Wins Jim Thorpe Award

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Louisville's interception king has a new trophy for his collection.

Gerod Holliman was presented with the Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive back, Thursday night during the College Football Awards Show at Disney.

Holliman has intercepted 14 passes thus far in his redshirt sophomore season, setting a new school mark and tying an FBS record set all the way back in 1968. Holliman will have a chance to claim the single-season INT record for himself when Louisville faces Georgia in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 30.

Holliman is the first Atlantic Coast Conference player ever to win the award, and the the first player not from the Southeastern Conference or Big Ten to win the award since Antoine Cason (Arizona) in 2007.