Georgia DB Lewis Cine named a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist

I’ve said it many, but the Georgia Bulldogs’ defensive back Lewis Cine may be the best open-field tackler in college football.

The dude simply does not miss and has now racked up 28 total tackles this season, which is third on the team behind Channing Tindall and Nakobe Dean.

The Paycom Jim Thorpe Award is presented annually to the nation’s top college football defensive back.

Cine was named one of the 12 semifinalist for the award on Monday morning.

Congrats to our 2021 Semifinalist, Lewis Cine! @GeorgiaFootball @Paycom #ThorpeAward pic.twitter.com/agKCG0VN93

— Paycom Jim Thorpe Award (@jimthorpeaward) October 25, 2021

The former four-star from Cedar Hill, Texas has been an exceptional player in his three years at Georgia. Last year, Cine tallied 52 total tackles and hardly missed an opportunity to stop an opposing player in his tracks.

The complete list of semifinalists is as follows:

  • Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati
    Jr.
  • Brandon Hill, Pitt.
    So.
  • Coby Bryant, Cincinnati
    Sr.
  • Jalen Pitre, Baylor
    Sr.
  • Jaquan Brisker, Penn State
    Sr.
  • Ja’Quan McMillian, East Carolina
    So.
  • Jaylan Foster, South Carolina
    Sr.
  • Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame
    Jr.
  • Lewis Cine, Georgia
    Jr.
  • Matt Hankins, Iowa
    Sr.
  • Riley Moss, Iowa
    Sr.
  • Verone McKinley III, Oregon
    So.

Dear Dawgnation,

I’m happy to sleep in the secondary because I know that I’m wandering around in it! This is a no-fly zone

Sincerely Lewis Cine pic.twitter.com/TJQ8mMA0N5

— LEE Ring0 (@HBTFD1) May 4, 2021

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