Iowa cornerback Desmond King, who is from Detroit East English High, is one of three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, it was announced Tuesday.
The award goes to the best defensive back in college football each year.
Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis was one of 16 semifinalists but did not make the final three.
The other finalists are Jeremy Cash of Duke and Vernon Hargreaves of Florida.
King has eight interceptions (first in the Big Ten), 18 pass breakups (third) and 54 tackles for the undefeated Hawkeyes this season.