Mississippi State’s Jonathan Banks becomes the fourth consecutive member of the SEC to win the Jim Thorpe Award, and the first in his school’s history to be presented with the trophy for the nation’s top defensive back.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior intercepted four passes in 2012, and totaled 16 on his illustrious career. He also broke up seven passes in 2012 while piling up 59 total tackles and two tackles for a loss.
Banks has a one-year old son and there’s no doubt that when AJ grows up he will be proud of his father who had to overcome so much adversity to finally gain success and notoriety.
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