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LSU's Patrick Peterson receives Jim Thorpe Award

Staff reports
LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson, shown on a return against West Virginia this season, won the 2010 Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back.

LSU cornerback and return specialist Patrick Peterson won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back.

The junior was honored Thursday night during the College Football Awards Show at Disney World.

He is the first Tiger athlete to receive the honor.

TCU safety Tejay Johnson and Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara were the other finalists.