Position
Safety
Height
6'3
Weight
203 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Houston, Texas
Major
Sport Administration
High School
IMG Academy

No. 44 Pick in 2020 NFL Draft (Round 2) | Cleveland Browns | Details
2019 Thorpe Award Winner
2019 Consensus All-American
2019 First Team All-American (AFCA, Sporting News, Walter Camp)
2019 Second Team All-American (AP)
2019 First Team All-SEC (Coaches)
2019 Second Team All-SEC (AP)
2018 Unanimous All-American
2018 First Team All-American (Walter Camp, AP, FWAA, Sporting News, AFCA, Sports Illustrated)
2018 Jack Tatum Award Winner (Columbus Ohio Touchdown Club)
2018 Nagurski Trophy Finalist
2018 Thorpe Award Semifinalist
2018 First Team All-SEC (Coaches, AP)
2018 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Mississippi State)
2018 Bednarik Award Player of the Week (vs. Mississippi State)

CAREER
One of the top defensive backs in LSU history, winning the 2019 Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back … Two-time first team All-America in 2018 and 2019 … Unanimous All-America in 2018 and a consensus All-America in 2019 … Played in 40 games with 37 starts … Finished career with 199 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks and 8 interceptions … Versatile playmaker that lineup in a variety of positions on the defensive side of the ball … Wore No. 7 as a junior after wearing No. 9 in his first two seasons … The No. 7 in LSU football has been passed down to some of the recent greats in the program beginning with Patrick Peterson, and followed by Tyrann Mathieu, Leonard Fournette, and DJ Chark … A Finalist for the Nagurski Award as the top defender in college football in 2018 … Claimed the 2018 Jack Tatum Award from the Columbus Ohio Touchdown Club as the top defensive back in college football.

JUNIOR SEASON (2019)  
One of the top defensive backs in LSU history, winning the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s best defensive back in 2019 … Became third player in LSU history to win the Thorpe Award, joining first round NFL Draft picks in Patrick Peterson (2010) and Morris Claiborne (2011) … A consensus All-American at safety … Became the first LSU player named first team Walter Camp All-America in consecutive seasons since running back Charles Alexander in 1977-78 … LSU’s starting safety in 14 games in 2019 … Missed the Arkansas game with an injury … Played through an ankle injury for most of the season … Finally got to 100 percent late in the season and was a big reason for LSU defense playing its best football down the stretch … In 14 games, recorded 65 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions and two sacks … Also added a fumble recovery and eight passes defended … Had six tackles and a sack for a 10-yard loss against Clemson in the CFP National Championship Game …  Against Oklahoma, helped limit Jalen Hurts to only 43 rushing yards … Had three tackles, a half-tackle for loss and broke up a pass in the win over Oklahoma … Sacked Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm in the SEC Championship and finished with three tackles … Intercepted Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond and totaled three tackles … Finished with five tackles, a PBU and .5 tackle for loss at Ole Miss … Credited with five tackles and a PBU against Auburn … Set a career high in tackles with 11 at Mississippi State … LSU’s leading tackler against Florida with eight … Credited for a pair of huge pass breakups against the Gators … Intercepted Utah State quarterback Jordan Love and finished with three tackles … Second on the team in tackles with six and added a PBU at Vanderbilt … Finished with three tackles at Texas and against Northwestern State … Totaled five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery in the season opener against Georgia Southern.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)
One of three consensus All-Americas on the defensive side of the ball for LSU in 2018 joining LB Devin White and CB Greedy Williams … Just the ninth player in LSU history to earn Unanimous All-America distinction … Finalist for the Nagurski Award … First team All-SEC … SEC Player of the Week vs. Mississippi State … Led the SEC in interceptions (5) and finished No. 2 in the league in passes defended (14) … Tremendous all-around player that finished with 74 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 9 pass breakups, 4 QB hurries and 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery … Had double-digit tackles in three games (10 vs. Auburn, 10 vs. Florida and 10 vs. Mississippi State) … Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week following LSU’s 19-3 win over Mississippi State as he had 10 tackles, one sack for an 8-yard loss and two interceptions … Had seven tackles, a tackle for loss and forced a fumble in win over No. 2 Georgia …  Led LSU in tackles in win over Arkansas with six to go along with a fumble recovery, a sack and two pass breakups … Had five tackles and three pass breakups vs. Texas A&M …  Intercepted pass on first play from scrimmage vs Auburn and had interception vs. Ole Miss on second play from scrimmage … Missed most of Fiesta Bowl after being ejected for targeting in with six minutes left in the second quarter … Had one tackle vs. UCF in Fiesta Bowl … Had at least one tackle for loss in seven games.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
Played in all 13 games and finished fourth on the team with 60 tackles … Ended with 3.5 tackles for loss, an interception and nine passes defended … Finished with at least one tackle in every game during his debut season … Had a career-high game at Ole Miss as the team’s leading tackler with nine … Also recorded a tackle for loss, his first career interception and a PBU against the Rebels … Had outstanding performances at home against Auburn and in the Citrus Bowl against Notre Dame, notching eight tackles in each game … Posted a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss against Auburn.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played senior season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, after transferring from Lamar High School in Houston … Registered 47 tackles, five interceptions, six pass breakups and one tackle for loss at IMG … Returned two interceptions for TDs in 2016 … Consensus four-star prospect from ESPN, Scout, Rivals and 247Sports … Listed as No. 57 overall, the No. 4 safety and the 12th-best prospect in Florida by ESPN.com … Rated No. 68 overall, the No. 8 safety and No. 15 in Florida by Rivals.com … Named the No. 72 overall prospect, No. 10 safety and No. 16 in Florida by 247Sports.

PERSONAL
Born Sept. 20, 1998 … Lived in New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina displaced his family in 2005 when they moved to Houston where they still live … Majoring in sport administration.

GRANT DELPIT’S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 11 at Mississippi State, 2019
Tackles for loss: 2.5 vs. Ole Miss, 2018
Sacks: 1, 6x (Last: vs. Clemson, 2020 CFP National Championship Game)
Interceptions: 2, vs. Mississippi State, 2018
Pass breakups: 3 at Texas A&M, 2018
Fumble recoveries: 1, 2x (Last: vs. Georgia Southern, 2019)

Delpit Becomes LSU's Ninth 'Unanimous' All-American
Delpit Becomes LSU’s Ninth ‘Unanimous’ All-American

 

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