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Georgia senior cornerback Deandre Baker was named the winner of the 2018 Jim Thrope Award on Thursday night at the College Football Award Show, beating out LSU cornerback Greedy Williams for the honor.

Notre Dame's Julian Love was also a finalist for the award, which is presented annually to the top defensive back in college football.

Here is how some of his current and former teammates reacted to the news:

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41 Comments
I fully support Greedy and any other player who wants to protect their futures. College football is frickin' joke and is no different than the WWE...fake and scripted. Pundits push a narrative and corrupt individuals make sure it is implemented successfully. This is the 5th year of the CFP...two teams have been in the last four years; Bama and Clemson. So teams are only really "playing" for two slots each year. If you don't play for favored schools your season is a fricking crap shoot based on what ESPN and national sports writer feel is appropriate. So, to the kids...play for you. Play for your shot at the big time. The school you play for doesn't care about you and it doesn't have the stones to stand up and say "Enough is enough". They're complicit in the corruption. Down vote away...
Reply3 days
Greedy was not the beat cb this year...he got ate up a times esp against atm and he soft as cotton candy....he is over rated to a degree..
Reply3 days
"Grabby" Williams flat out did not deserve the award. Delpit was the MAN in the secondary for LSU, and deserved more accolades. Williams got away with more holding and interference than an NFL DB, and got abused too often to be considered elite.
Reply3 days
Look the guy can play or not play but I am fed up with hearing all the absolute crapola about this HUGE POSSIBILITY of getting a lifetime injury in the last game he would ever play in college. The chances of that are very small and in fact the reality of the situation is that it is more likely that a player sitting out his bowl game is already dealing with an agent and taking money. It is more likely an Agent telling him he needs to sit out than any deep concern the player has. Let's just admit that Agents are meddling because I truly believe that is what is going on.
Reply5 days
He probably missed out because of how he was abused in the aTm game.
Reply5 days
He had a great season, bama QB and am QB at the end of game were just making great passes on him.
Reply5 days
I’m glad he didn’t win it! Not playing in the bowl game so !!
Reply5 days
You’re a shitty fan then
4 days
It’s a “meaningless” award. So he shouldn’t be too upset. He’s still getting paid soon. #greedy
Reply5 days
Haters going to hate because they disagree with your decision...Keep in mind these haters don't have next level talent and can't understand how difficult this decision is or how this business of football works because they are blinded by their fandom...good luck on next level
Reply5 days
There's three Opinions on this ! And like "A" holes,everyone has one. #1 Greedy wants the money now !(Selfish?) #2 Greedy plays in the bowl and stays another year ! (Selfless) There is no memory greater than playing four years with your mates and winning it all. #3 Delpit was the better defensive back this year ! No doubt, he was robbed !
5 days
I'm sure Greedy is still recovering from the heart break and pain that was caused when he found out that Bandits58 disagreed with his decision to skip playing in the meaningless "Fiesta Bowl" epic showdown with the Defending National Champions UCF!!!
5 days
Sorry "loopdog" but you seem to have forgotten a bit of info that could make Opinion #2 (Selfless) a tad more complicated. Greedy plays in the bowl and blows out a knee, has to have surgery to repair the knee. Then he drops from early 1st round (which guarantees a multi-million dollar contract) to, if he's lucky, 5th-6th round or even worse undrafted. Then his coworkers at the Piggy Wiggly drop the nickname "GREEDY" and for the rest of his life he's affectionately refered to as "MR. SELFLESS". But hey I'm sure all of us RANTers would absolutely, positively, no doubt about it throw caution to the wind and PLAY IN THE MEANINGLESS FIESTA BOWL so as to not be SELFISH RIGHT
5 days
I like that a Sr. won the award. Good for him.
Reply6 days
UGA got the “almost beat Bama” votes
Reply6 days
They should have gotten the LSU kicked their arse vote as well.
5 days
Probably for the better. He could have gotten injured putting the trophy in the car. #safetyfirst
Reply6 days
Delpit outplayed everyone on LSU’s defense this year. If any LSU player was robbed of the Thorpe, it was him.
Reply6 days
Good
Reply7 days
Choosing not to play in the bowl game may have swayed votes against him.
Reply7 days
Lies.
7 days
Votes were probably cast by the time he annouced that
7 days
I had Greedy for the Thorpe, too, until he got memed on by Tua and then aTm.
Reply7 days
Greedy > Baker LSU > UGA
Reply7 days
We have terrible fans. Beetch about everything.
Reply7 days
No, we just are not blinded by the players who wear Purple and Gold.
6 days
Delpit was the better defensive back this year
Reply7 days
Life It happens.
Reply7 days
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