Georgia defensive back Deandre Baker breaks up a pass by leveling Tennessee wide receiver Tyler Byrd during a September game in Athens. (Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com).

UGA senior Baker one of three finalists for national award

Georgia senior cornerback Deandre Baker has been selected as one of three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented each year to the best defensive back in college football.

The other two finalists are Greedy Williams of LSU and Julian Love of Notre Dame. The winner will be announced in December during ESPN’s Home Depot College Football Awards Show at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

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