Central DB Amari Coleman named to Thorpe Award watch list

The Detroit News

Central Michigan senior Amari Coleman has been named to the preseason watch list for the 2017 Jim Thorpe Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top defensive back.

Amari Coleman

Coleman, who played at New Lothrop High, led the Mid-American Conference last season with 15 pass break-ups and tied for conference lead with four interceptions. He returned two of those interceptions for TDs.

The Thorpe Award winner will be selected from three finalists and announced during The Home Depot College Football Awards Dec. 7 on ESPN.