Preseason award watch lists are dropping two at a time this week, as the college football season is just over a month away.
On Monday, Marshall’s Chris Jackson was one of the 46 players named to the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List. The accolade is given to the nation’s best defensive back each year.
Jackson has already earned preseason all-conference honors this summer. Last season, he accumulated 61 tackles (40 solo), 15 pass breakups and and interception.
The Thundering Herd opens their season against VMI on August 31.