Amukamara on Thorpe Watch List

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara

(ah-MOO-kuh-mare-uh) is among 35 players named to the 2010 Jim

Thorpe Award preseason watch list.

The award goes annually to the best defensive back in college


The Jim Thorpe Association says the list was determined by

analysis of the preseason All-America teams listed in at least six

college football magazines.

Three finalists will be named on Nov. 22 and the winner on Dec.


Amukamara, a senior, earned 2nd team AP All-Big 12 honors last


In June, Amukamara and teammate Jared Crick were among 74

players named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list. The

Nagurski goes to the nation's top defensive player.

Last year it was won by Husker defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh

(en-DOM-uh-ken soo).