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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

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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