@alohigilman has been named to two prestigious post-season award watch lists: The Jim Thorpe Award a
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Aloha Gilman is the first Red Raider to be named on two prestigious college football post-season award watch lists. Just yesterday he was named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list while the Bronko Nagurski Trophy released their list today and he was among those to watch.
The Jim Thorpe Award is given to the nations best defensive back and has been done so since 1986. The Oklahoma Sport Hall of Fame selects the winner of this award.
1993 was the first year the Nagurski Trophy was awarded to college football's best defensive player as chosen by the Football Writers Association of America. The Charlotte Touchdown Club does the honor of presenting the award.