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The Jim Thorpe Award has been honoring college football's best defensive back since 1986.

Now the award has a national sponsor attached to it.

On Thursday, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced the award will now be named the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award.

The award is annually presented in Oklahoma City, with the winner announced at the College Football Awards Show each December.