Nebraska senior cornerback Prince Amukamara is one of 35 players on the 2010 Jim Thorpe Award preseason watch list. The Jim Thorpe Award is given to the best defensive back in college football.
Earlier this summer, Amukamara and teammate Jared Crick were added to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list, which is awarded to the nation’s top defensive player. Last season as a junior, Amukamara was a first-team All-Big 12 honoree. He had five interceptions and 11 pass breakups. He also had 64 total tackles and a pair of sacks.