Duke redshirt senior safety Jeremy Cash was named to the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, which goes to the top defensive back in college football. It is the second straight year Cash has earned a spot on the list.
Cash, who also appeared on the preseason watch lists for the Bednarik Award and Nagurski Trophy, enters 2015 as Duke’s starter at the Strike safety position. Last fall, he was named one of 15 semifinalists for the Thorpe Award.
This summer Cash has been named to four preseason All-America squads with a first team Phil Steele Magazine selection and second team picks by Athlon Sports, Lindy’s Sports and Sporting News. Lindy’s also tabbed Cash as the second best safety in the country and the No. 10 NFL talent in the ACC. He has also been placed on all four publication’s preseason All-ACC first teams.
A 6-2, 205-pound native of Miami, Fla., Cash recorded 111 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 quarterback sacks, seven pass breakups, five quarterback pressures, four caused fumbles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery last season
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. He was the only defensive back in the nation to collect 100 or more tackles, 10.0 or more tackles for lost yards and 5.0 or more sacks during the 2014 campaign.
Meredith: Set to begin her 11th season with the program and first at the helm of the new track team, Head Coach Amy Olsen resigned her post to pursue other opportunities.
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UNC: The teams have announced their 2015-16 competitive schedules and the Tar Heels will be going up against the nation's best starting Saturday, Sept. 12.
Elon: The University has been selected to host the 2016 Colonial Athletic Association Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships April 21-24.
Duke: A trio of freshmen were selected to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar list recently as Gurbani Singh, Lisa Maguire and Leona Maguire received accolades.
Durham Sports Club: The meets Wednesday July 15, 2015 at Croasdaile Country Club.