Four Tigers named to Walter Camp All-America team

LSU linebacker Devin White (40) and safety Grant Delpit (9) were among four Tigers named to the Walter Camp College Football All-America teams on Thursday.

BATON ROUGE — The LSU football team keeps racking up accolades.

Four Tigers were named to the Walter Camp College Football All-America teams on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore Grant Delpit, junior linebacker Devin White and redshirt sophomore cornerback Greedy Williams were selected to the first team, while senior kicker Cole Tracy was placed on the second team.

Delpit, White and Tracy were also selected to the Sports Illustrated All-America Team earlier on Thursday.

Delpit, who was a finalist for the Nagurski Award which is awarded to the nation’s top defensive player, led the team with five interceptions and was tied on the team with five sacks. White led LSU with 115 tackles and 12 tackles for a loss and became the first Tiger to win the prestigious Dick Butkus Award, which is given to the nation’s best linebacker. Williams was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award which is given to the nation’s top defensive back. Tracy meanwhile made the second-most field goals in the nation with 25 and was a finalist for the Lou Groza Award which is given to the nation’s top kicker.

White was awarded the Butkus Award earlier this week on LSU’s campus which meant that not a single Tiger brought home any hardware at the College Football Awards held in Atlanta on Thursday night. Williams was beat out by Georgia’s DeAndre Baker for the Thorpe Award, and Tracy was beat out by Syracuse’s Andre Szmyt for the Groza Award. Delpit meanwhile lost out on the Nagurski Award to Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen earlier in the week.

LSU (9-3) will wrap up the season on Jan. 1 in the Fiesta Bowl against undefeated University of Central Florida (12-0). Kickoff is slated for noon.

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