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USC's Adoree' Jackson named Thorpe Award finalist for nation's best DB

Sep 10, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; USC Trojans defensive back Adoree Jackson (2) scores on a 79-yard punt return in the third quarter against the Utah State Aggies during a NCAA football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 10, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; USC Trojans defensive back Adoree Jackson (2) scores on a 79-yard punt return in the third quarter against the Utah State Aggies during a NCAA football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Trojans defensive back and all-around stud Adoree' Jackson has been named one of three finalists for the Thorpe Award, an honor given to the best college DB in the country.

Jackson, a junior, has four interceptions this season and recently led the Trojans defense in a big upset win over Washington before taking down crosstown rivals UCLA this past weekend. In addition to the interceptions, Jackson has returned two kicks for touchdowns: one punt and one kickoff.

Congratulations to @AdoreeKnows on being named a finalist for the Thorpe Award! He is USC's first finalist since Taylor Mays in 2008. pic.twitter.com/9nS7R7unRZ

— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) November 21, 2016

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Opposing the USC standout are two seniors, LSU's Tre'Davious White and Michigan's Jourdan Lewis.

The winner of the Thorpe Award will be named on December 8th and honored at a college football awards banquet on February 7, 2017.