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Brian Lainhart Named To Preseason Thorpe Award Watch List

By admin Published: August 10, 2010

To no surprise, Kent State senior safety Brian Lainhart is one of 35 defensive backs named to the Preseason Thorpe Award Watch List.

The list is cut back to 12 semifinalists in early November.

Lainhart's 15 career interceptions leads all returning Football Bowl Subdivision players, and his seven interceptions last season were good enough for fourth nationally. Five more, and he will overtake Lou Harris (1965-67) for the top spot in school history.

Phil Steele has Lainhart ranked as the seventh-best free safety in the country, and the best defensive back in the MAC.

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