Iowa CB Josh Jackson wins 2017 Jack Tatum Award

It was announced on Monday morning that Iowa’s Josh Jackson has won the 2017 Jack Tatum Award, which is awarded to the nation’s top defensive back.

Jackson leads the Big Ten and is tied for first in the country with 7 interceptions on the season. The junior cornerback had not had a single interception in his college career prior to this season.

Jackson’s biggest game of the season came in a 55-24 upset victory over Ohio State at Kinnick Stadium on Nov. 4, where he made 3 interceptions. Jackson followed up that performance with 2 pick-6’s a week later in a 38-14 loss at Wisconsin.

Jackson isn’t the only Hawkeye earning some hardware for their play this season, as linebacker Josey Jewell was named the recipient of the 2017 Jack Lambert Award, which goes to the top linebacker in the country.

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