Buffalo walk-on and senior safety Najja Johnson earned Jim Thorpe Award 2013 preseason watch list honors Friday – presented to the nation’s best defensive back.
Johnson started 12 games and recorded 43 tackles (27 solo) and a Mid-American Conference-leading five interceptions in 2012. He finished his junior year ranked 13th in interceptions nationally.
The award winner will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 12 on ESPN.
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