Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: February 12, 2008
Sen. Debbe Leftwich introduces 2007 Jim Thorpe Award winner Antoine
Senate Honors 2007 Jim Thorpe Award Winner Antoine Cason
Accompanied by members of the Thorpe family, 2007
Jim Thorpe Award winner Antoine Cason was honored on the floor of
the state Senate on Tuesday. The Senate unanimously approved Senate
Resolution 53, recognizing and commending the standout cornerback
from the University of Arizona.
As a senior, Cason was named first-team All American by the Walter
Camp Football Foundation and the Football Writers Association of
America and was selected first-team all PAC-10 Conference. Cason
finished his Arizona career with 15 interceptions.
Sen. Debbe Leftwich, author of Senate Resolution 53, said Cason
was the ideal honoree in that his excellence on the field was matched
only by his performance in the classroom and the community.
“Antoine Cason is an outstanding football player who will
have a fine professional career, but he’s an even better person,”
said Leftwich, D-Oklahoma City. “In 2007, he continued to
perform at an elite level on the field while garnering recognition
for his efforts in the classroom. Cason’s academic excellence
and his dedication to his church and community distinguish him as
an exemplary student athlete.
For more information contact:
Senator Leftwich's Office: (405) 521-5557