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Michigan’s Josh Metellus and Lavert Hill named to Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

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This Michigan duo was named to the Bednarik Award Watch List earlier this month

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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.

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).

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.