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Humbled by Honor, Confident in His Abilities

On Thursday, senior Zach Catanese was named to the Jim Thorpe Award watch list. Like some of the opposing players on the receiving end of his tackles, he never saw it coming. On the other hand, the safety fully realizes his skills and how together with good friend Josh Barrett, can the two become a major force to reckon with in 2006.

"I haven't heard about it until yesterday when Coach Koetter told me," said the 6-2 230 Zach Catanese about his national recognition. "It's an honor, and I still don't know what it all means. Sure, it caught me by surprise – I'm not gonna act like it didn't. It's real cool, but I still have to play well." No one is complaining about his performance last season, and the Jim Thorpe Award obviously... Recommended Stories

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