Conner named to Thorpe watch list

Safety Tony Conner, a “Huskie” in the Ole Miss 4-2-5 alignment, has been named to the watch list for the Thorpe Award which is presented to the nation’s top defensive back.

Conner has already been named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list. The award honors college football’s top defensive player.

Conner has been named a preseason All-American by Athlon and has been ranked the No. 2 most physical player by NFL.com.

Over his first two seasons the Batesville native has amassed 135 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and two interceptions, one of them on his first college play.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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