Back to the UCLA Bruins Newsfeed

UCLA Football: Jaleel Wadood named to the Jim Thorpe watch list

Related Topics: Jim Thorpe Award

The UCLA Football team has yet another Bruin named to a preseason Award watch list, so #4sUp to that! On Friday morning, senior safety Jaleel Wadood was named to Jim Thorpe Award watch list, bringing up a total number of five Bruins on seven watch lists.

The Jim Thorpe Award (presented by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame) is given annually to the best defensive back in college football. Per their site, “The Paycom Jim Thorpe Award is one of the most coveted awards in college football. It is awarded to the best defensive back in college football based on performance on the field, athletic ability and character.