- 2014 PRESEASON JIM THORPE AWARD WATCH LIST: Sterling Young, Arkansas State, Sr.,...Young was named second team All-Sun Belt last season after posting a career-high 80 tackles, two interceptions, two pass break-ups and three fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown. His five combined turnovers gained led the team, and he was named the SBC Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 4 after recording nine tackles and an interception in a victory over South Alabama.
The Hoover, Ala. native ranked third on the team and first among defensive backs in tackles, while also ranking ninth in the nation in fumbles recovered and 15th in the SBC in tackles. He is listed No. 6 on Lindy's 2014 "Top 10 NFL Talent" in the Sun Belt Conference and is a preseason first team all-conference choice by Sporting News, Lindy's, Athlon Sports, USA Today Sports and Phil Steele's. - Arkansas State football