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Antonio Smith Among Thorpe Semifinalists

Earlier this week, it was announced that Ohio State senior cornerback Antonio Smith was among 11 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the nation's top defensive back. The award mention came out of left field for Smith, a former walk-on who is enjoying a fine first season as a starter for the Buckeyes. Click here for more.

One of the most amazing success stories for Ohio State this year has been senior cornerback Antonio Smith. Smith, a former walk-on from nearby Columbus Beechcroft, saw his dream season get even better earlier this week when he was recognized as one of 11 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the nation's top defensive backs. "I'm just thankful," Smith said. "I thank God...

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