Grant

Delpit

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#9

Safety
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 203lbs.
Class: Sophomore
City/State: Houston, Texas
High School: IMG Academy
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

2018 Unanimous All-American
2018 First Team All-American (Walter Camp, AP, FWAA, Sporting News, AFCA)
2018 First Team All-SEC (Coaches)
2018 First Team All-SEC (AP)
2018 Nagurski Award Finalist
2018 Jack Tatum Award Winner (Columbus Ohio Touchdown Club)
2018 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Mississippi State)
2018 Bednarik Award Player of the Week (vs. Mississippi State)

One of the top defenders in college football in 2018 and is expected to be even better as a junior in 2019 … One of just nine players in LSU history to earn unanimous All-America honors … 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 … Tremendous all around safety that can make plays all over the field … Routinely fills that stat sheet with tackles, sacks, pass breakups and interceptions … One of the most versatile players to come through LSU on the defensive side of the ball … Lines up in a number of locations on defense and can be used in a variety of ways … Great in coverage, stopping the run and pressuring the quarterback … Extremely intelligent defender that has a knack for knowing where the ball is going … Has drawn comparisons to former LSU All-America Jamal Adams … Has played in 26 games, starting 23 times … Goes into junior season with 134 career tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, 17 pass breakups and six interceptions.

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: 10, 3x (Last: vs. Mississippi State, 2018)
Tackles for loss: 2.5 vs. Ole Miss, 2018
Sacks: 1, 5x (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2018)
Interceptions: 2, vs. Mississippi State, 2018
Pass breakups: 3 at Texas A&M, 2018

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