****TO VOTE FOR ERIC BERRY TO WIN THE JIM THORPE AWARD, CLICK ON THE LINK PROVIDED BELOW AND IT WILL TAKE YOU TO THE PAGE WHERE YOU CAN VOTE. REMEMBER, these votes actually count! So spread the word and get as many people to vote as possible!****

It's no secret that UT fans have not had much to cheer about this year, but almost all of the things we have had to cheer for have been primarily things Eric Berry has done, whether it's straight up GANKING a throw by the opponent or laying the wood to an opposing ball carrier. I have watched UT football my entire life, and Berry is BY FAR the best DB to ever call Rocky Top Home. In my opinion, he is the most exciting player to watch play since Peyton Manning, and that's saying a lot, considering I worship Manning.

He is currently among 3 finalists for the annual Jim Thorpe award, which is the award that is given to the best collegiate defensive back every year. Here are the 3 finalists and their stats.

--Eric Berry: SS, Tennessee, LEADS NATION with 7 interceptions, which have been returned for a total of 265 yards (just under 40/return, and 2 of them he has returned for TD's), 67 tackles (6.5 tackles for loss) and 3 sacks.

--Taylor Mays, S, USC: 46 tackles, 7 pass breakups, WHOOPITY-DO!!! (I'd also like to add that he got OWNED by an Oregon State player).

--Malcom Jenkins, CB, Ohio St: 3 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, 2 blocked kicks.

Right now, Eric Berry is 2nd in the polls with 40.5% to Malcolm Jenkins' 43.1%. The only reason Eric Berry is not dominating this vote by a landslide is because TN fans and unbiased football fans aren't voting enough, as well as the fact that Ohio State fans are voting a lot (they can't beat SEC teams on the field, so they try to make up for that by beating them in the polls). Anyone who knows anything about football knows Eric Berry is hands down the best DB in the country. He is not only an incredible ball hawk, but he can lay the wood as well (see the videos below).


I know there is an intense rivalry between not only UGA and UT, but also among their fans. Rivalry/$hit talk aside, we would appreciate your votes. I want to be the first to say that I voted for Knowshon Moreno for the Doak Walker award b/c I truly believe he is the best RB in the game. I don't like UGA, but I'm still going to vote for who I think is the best RB in the game, and that's certainly Moreno, HANDS DOWN! If GA fans could return the favor by voting for Berry, we'd appreciate it. Let's keep these awards in the SEC WHERE THEY BELONG!

To vote for Eric Berry for the Jim Thorpe award, just click on this link:

And by the way, directly under the JIM THORPE award poll is the DOAK WALKER poll. Click on that and vote for Knowshon Moreno after you have voted for Eric Berry!

If for some reason that link doesn't work (I just checked it, it works right now, but whatever), go to and in the search box at the top right of the screen, type in "College football awards" and click on the first result displayed. That should take you to where you can vote.