From The University of Michigan Athletics website, MGoBlue.com:
"University of Michigan senior defensive backs Marlin Jackson and Ernest Shazor have been named to the preseason watch list for the 2004 Jim Thorpe Award announced today by the Jim Thorpe Award Association. The Thorpe Award is given annually to the nation's top defensive back. Michigan was the one of only three schools two have multiple players on this year's preseason list, and the only one from the Big Ten."
"The Thorpe Award candidates will be narrowed to 10 semi-finalists on Nov. 1 and down to three finalists Nov. 22. The winner will then be announced on ESPN's College Football Awards Show on Dec. 9."
Jackson and Shazor have made many of the Preseason Magazine All American teams.
Cornerback Marlin Jackson has been named a Preseason All-American by Phil Steele's 2004 College Football Preview, by Lindy's 2004 National College Football, and by Sporting News College Football.
Safety Ernest Shazor has been named a Preseason All-American by Phil Steele's 2004 College Football Preview, and by Street and Smith's College Football.
Both Jackson and Shazor have made all of the preseason mags' All-Big Ten teams.
Marlin Jackson/Ernest Shazor on Thorpe Watch List
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