Notre Dame Safety Alohi Gilman Named A Semi-Finalist For The Thorpe Award
Notre Dame senior safety Alohi Gilman has been named a semi-finalist for the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award, which goes annually to the nation’s top defensive back.
According to the release from the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, Gilman is one of 14 players to be named a semi-finalist.
Gilman leads the Notre Dame defense with 38 tackles, which includes 17 solo stops. The senior has one interception, one pass break up, one forced fumble and six quarterback pressures. According to Pro Football Focus, Gilman is third on the defense with 14 run stops.
The award was first handed out in 1986 to Thomas Everett of Baylor. No Notre Dame defensive back has ever won the award.
None of Notre Dame’s upcoming opponents were among the semi-finalists. Along with Gilman, other semi-finalists are CJ Henderson (Florida), Luq Barcoo (San Diego State), Grant Delpit (LSU), Xavier McKinney (Alabama), Jevon Holland (Oregon), Elijah Riley (Army), Jeffrey Okudah (Ohio State), Douglas Coleman (Texas Tech), Tanner Muse (Clemson), Essang Bassey (Wake Forest), Amik Robertson (Louisiana Tech), AJ Green (Oklahoma State) and JR Reed (Georgia).