Deandre Baker has capped off his incredible 2018 season with the highest honor for a defensive back.
Baker has been awarded the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back. The senior DB was a pillar of Georgia's impeccable pass defense.
Georgia's Deandre Baker wins the Jim Thorpe Award as nation's best DB.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) December 7, 2018
Baker is about as deserving as any for the award after his final season as a Bulldog.
The Bulldogs allowed just 180.5 passing yards per game over the course of the season, good for 15th in the nation. In 12 games, Baker contributed 31 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble and nine defended passes.
He was a dominant force for the Bulldogs, and should be equally elite when he enters the NFL in 2019 Draft.
Baker was up against Notre Dame's Julian Love and LSU's Greedy Williams in contention for the award. He's ranked as the top cornerback prospect for the upcoming NFL draft and should be ready to take his talents to the big show, especially after being crowned the best defensive back in the nation.