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Two LSU stars named semifinalists for best defensive player in the country

Updated 9:58 AM; Posted 9:58 AM
Arkansas running back Devwah Whaley (21) is tackled by LSU linebacker Devin White (40) and safety Grant Delpit (9) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) AP (David Folse II Associated Pres)

Two of the stars leading the LSU defense are in the running to be named top defensive players in the country.

LSU linebacker Devin White and safety Grant Delpit are both semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which goes to the nation’s top defensive player.

Missing from the list is LSU cornerback and potential top-10 NFL Draft pick Greedy Williams, while Louisiana Tech defensive end Jaylon Ferguson is one of the 20 players. Ferguson gave LSU a tough time in the 38-21 Tiger win this season.


LSU is ranked in the Top-4 in the first College Football Playoff rankings



White has 76 tackles this season with seven for loss. He also has a fumble recovery for a 29-yard return and a sack. He’s suspended for the first half of LSU’s game Saturday (Nov. 3) for a targeting penalty on Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald in the fourth quarter Oct. 20.

Delpit has been the breakout star for LSU this season, with five interceptions, four sacks and 8.5 tackles for the loss. He’s been used in a multitude of ways this season at safety. nickel and as a pass rusher.

Past LSU winners of the Bednarik Award were Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu in 2010 and 2011.

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