On Monday morning, Khaleke Hudson and Josh Uche were named to the Dick Butkus Award Watch List, and now on Monday afternoon two more Michigan defenders have made a watch list.
Cornerback Lavert Hill and safety Josh Metellus have been named to the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List.
Lavert Hill has been named to the Jim Thorpe Watch List!— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) July 22, 2019
Lavert played in a secondary that finished the season ranked 2nd in the nation in pass defense while U-M defenders totaled 11 interceptions to just 14 passing touchdowns allowed. #GoBlue 〽️ pic.twitter.com/IJWwg9u55I
Hill’s play in 2018 led to him being a unanimous All Big Ten first-team selection, being a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist, and being selected as a associated press All-American (third-team).
Josh Metellus is also on the Jim Thorpe Watch List!— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) July 22, 2019
Metellus allowed a 41.8 percent completion percentage against him and held opposing quarterbacks to a passer rating of 34.3, best among Big Ten safeties. @NoExcuses_23 #GoBlue 〽️ pic.twitter.com/6jbPKaZuqs
Metellus record 48 tackles (29 solo) in 2018 while also hauling in 3 interceptions. Metellus play earned him associated press All Big Ten first-team honors.
For the full watch list click here.