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LSU safety Grant Delpit and cornerback Greedy Williams were both named semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award given to the nation’s best defensive back. Per LSUSports.net:
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Delpit and Williams, both sophomores, have been catalysts for an LSU defense that leads the nation in interceptions with 14. The Tigers also lead the SEC and rank No. 6 nationally in pass efficiency defense with a 98.28 rating. In eight games, the Tigers are allowing only 15.1 points per game, which ranks No. 3 in the SEC and seventh nationally.

Individually, Delpit leads LSU in tackles for loss with 8.5 and is tied for team-high honors in sacks with four. His five interceptions rank first in the nation. Delpit is coming off a 10-tackle, 2-interception, 1-sack game in LSU’s win over Mississippi State. He was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the win over the 22nd-ranked Bulldogs.

Williams, considered one of the top cover corners in college football, has 23 tackles, four pass breakups and two interceptions to his credit.
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WhiskeyPlease69 months
Delpit IS the best Safety in the Country!
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luciouslou69 months
could they have made that poster with their real uniforms on? i cringe when i see those uniforms
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CoastTrashTiger69 months
Could they have made that poster with 1918 somewhere so fans that forget would remember what those "crappy" uniforms signify.
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Lsu10120569 months
The numbers Delpit is putting up as a true sophomore are pretty nuts. Teams do not usually take a safety in the top 5. But they might have to next year.
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CanebreakCajun69 months
Just think, Delpit is back next year
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Spelt it rong69 months
Some bad baws right there
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DatNolaClap69 months
Hopefully Stingley is ready as a freshman and Kelvin joseph can move to safety. Hell, maybe Jacoby Stevens can find his place.
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