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2020 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Winner

Trevon Moehrig of Texas Christian University has been named the 2020 Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Winner, awarded to the top defensive back in college football. He is the first defensive back from TCU to be awarded the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award since it was established in 1986.

Moehrig boasted seven first- and second-team honors in the 2020 season, including First-Team All-American by ESPN, First-Team All-Big 12, First-Team All-Big 12 by Associated Press and Second-Team All-American by Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association and Sporting News.


Given annually to college football’s top defensive back, the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award is one of the National College Football Awards Association’s most coveted honors. Established in 1986, the award recognizes performance on the field, athletic ability and character, in accordance with its namesake.

A native Oklahoman who excelled in several sports, Thorpe garnered many accolades, including two Olympic gold medals in track and field. During his football career, Thorpe played running back, punter and placekicker, but shined as a defensive back. One of the most versatile athletes in sports history, he was named the “greatest athlete” of the first half of the 20th century by the Associated Press.

As an Oklahoma company that celebrates innovation, Paycom is a proud sponsor of the Jim Thorpe Award, named for one of our state’s true trailblazers.

Past Winners

2020: Trevon Moehrig, TCU

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