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Iowa’s Desmond King Takes 30th Thorpe Award

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Iowa cornerback Desmond King was in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, February 2, to officially accept the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top college defensive back.

King is the first Hawkeye to win the award in the 30 years it's been presented.

King tied the Iowa single season record and was second in the nation in interceptions with 8.

He joins an elite list of past winners that include Deion Sanders, Charles Woodson, Roy Williams, and Patrick Peterson, among many other NFL stars, past and present.

King helped the Hawkeyes to one of their best seasons in school history, leading them one win away from a spot in the College Football Playoff.

King will return to Iowa for his senior season next year.