EAST LANSING, MI (WTVB) - Michigan State senior cornerback Darqueze Dennard has been named the winner of the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation's top defensive back.Dennard led the Big Ten-champion Spartans in passes defended, pass break-Ups and interceptions and finished fourth on the team with 59 tackles. Dennard picked up the award last night in ceremonies at Disney World in Florida. He was also named a Walter Camp All-American on Thursday and selected to USA Today’s All-American first team. Second team honors for those squads went to Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun.
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