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Photo: Michigan State Puts Up Darqueze Dennard Display Featuring Jim Thorpe Award

Darqueze Dennard was probably the best player on the nation's best defense in 2013, and Michigan State has wasted little time in promoting the former Spartan among the school's other football greats. MSU has already put together a display about Dennard, who was taken in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals in this year's NFL Draft. The display prominently features Dennard's Jim Thorpe Award, which is given to college football's top defensive back every year. 

When someone beats out other stand-outs like Justin Gilbert, Lamarcus Joyner, and Jason Verrett for an award, it is certainly something worth celebrating.

">@DDennard21 Jim Thorpe trophy and picture now on display. #noflyzonepic.twitter.com/UWFWTxPKz8

— Dave Warner (@CoachWarnerMSU)

@DDennard21 Jim Thorpe trophy and picture now on display. #noflyzonepic.twitter.com/UWFWTxPKz8

— Dave Warner (@CoachWarnerMSU) August 26, 2014

">August 26, 2014

Michigan State probably can't replace a player like Dennard, but the Spartans should still feature one of the nation's best defenses in 2014-15.