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      Alabama's Landon Collins earns spot on Thorpe Award watch list

      Alabama defensive back Landon Collins. (abc3340.com)

      Landon Collins has added to his ever increasing list of preseason accolades.

      Alabama's junior safety is on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, recognizing the top defensive back in college football.

      It's the third watch list of the week for Collins and the fourth national honor of the offseason. Collins is also up for the Nagurski Trophy, the Bednarik Award and the Lott IMPACT Trophy.

      Collins is Alabama's leading returning tackler after collecting 70 tackles, including 4 tackles for loss and two interceptions. He returned an interception 89 yards for a touchdown in last seasons win over Tennessee.

      Here is the full 39 player watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award

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