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Delpit Adds Fifth All-America Honor; Sporting News

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
Delpit Adds Fifth All-America Honor; Sporting News

BATON ROUGE – LSU safety Grant Delpit added his fifth first-team All-America honor on Tuesday as the sophomore was named to the Sporting News All-America Team, the organization announced.

Delpit is joined on the Sporting News first-team All-America list by linebacker Devin White. The Sporting News accolade for White marks his fourth first-team All-America honor in 2018.

LSU kicker Cole Tracy and cornerback Greedy Williams were both named second-team All-America by Sporting News.

Delpit’s other first-team All-America honors have come from the Associated Press, Walter Camp Foundation, the Football Writers Association and Sports Illustrated.

Delpit finished the 2018 regular season with 73 tackles, including 9.5 for losses and 5.0 sacks for the 11th0-ranked Tigers. He also led the SEC in interceptions with five.

White, who was named the winner of the Butkus Award as the top linebacker in college football, has landed first team All-America honors from the AP, Walter Camp Foundation and Sports Illustrated.

White finished the 2018 season ranked second in the Southeastern Conference in tackles with 115 and he’s 10th in the league in tackles for loss with 12.0.

Tracy, LSU’s graduate transfer kicker, led the SEC in field goals with 25 and in field goal percentage at 86.2 percent. He also finished second in the SEC in scoring with 113 total points.

Tracy, who was a finalist for the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top kicker, earned his fourth second team All-America distinction from the Sporting News. His other second team honors came from the AP, Sports Illustrated and Walter Camp.

Williams, who was one of three finalists for the Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back, earned first team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Foundation, while being a second team selection by the AP and Sports Illustrated.

2018 Sporting News All-America Teams

First Team

QB: Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama
RB: Travis Etienne, Clemson
RB: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
WR: Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
WR: Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State
TE: Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M
OT: Jonah Williams, Alabama
OT: Dalton Risner, Kansas State
C: Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama
G: Ben Powers, Oklahoma
G: Terronne Prescod, N.C. State
ATH: Darrell Henderson, Memphis

DL: Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
DL: Christian Wilkins, Clemson
DL: Quinnen Williams, Alabama
DL: Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
LB: Josh Allen, Kentucky
LB: Devin Bush, Michigan
LB: Devin White, LSU
CB: Deandre Baker, Georgia
CB: Julian Love, Notre Dame
S: Deionte Thompson, Alabama
S: Grant Delpit, LSU

Special Teams
K: Andre Szmyt, Syracuse
P: Braden Mann, Texas A&M
RET: Isaiah Wright, Temple

Second Team

QB: Kyler Murray, Oklahoma
RB: Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M
RB: Devin Singletary, FAU
WR: Andy Isabella, Massachusetts
WR: Preston Williams, Colorado State
TE: Caleb Wilson, UCLA
T: Greg Little, Ole Miss
T: Mitch Hyatt, Clemson
C: Garrett Bradbury, N.C. State
G: Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin
G: Michael Deiter, Wisconsin
ATH: Rondale Moore, Purdue

DL: Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech
DL: Ed Oliver, Houston
DL: Kenny Willekes, Michigan Sate
DL: Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame
LB: Chase Hansen, Utah
LB: Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington
LB: Joe Dineen, Kansas
CB: Byron Murphy, Washington
CB: Greedy Williams, LSU
S: Andre Cisco, Syracuse
S: Taylor Rapp, Washington

Special Teams
K: Cole Tracy, LSU
P: Ryan Stonehouse, Colorado State
RET: Michael Walker, Boston College