Three Tigers named to Nagurski Trophy watch list

LSU has had more than its fair share of representation in preseason award watch list as the 2019 season quickly approaches, and list grew even larger Tuesday afternoon with three Tigers appearing on the preseason watch list for the Nagurski Trophy.

Safety Grant Delpit, cornerback Kristian Fulton and linebacker Jacob Phillips were included in the initial list of potential winners of the award given annually to the best defensive player in college football.

Delpit was a finalist for the award last season with a season in which he tallied five interceptions, 14 pass defenses, 74 tackles and 10.5 tackles for loss, which earned him unanimous All-American status.

The other two names on the list also figure to play a big role in the Tigers’ 2019-20 season. Fulton returns for his second year as a starter after a return in which he recorded 25 tackles, an interception and 10 pass defenses.

Jacob Phillips returns and represents LSU’s front seven on the list. The senior served as one of the Tigers’ top tacklers last season, earning 87 tackles and 5.5 tackles for loss last season.

Below is a list of players and the watch lists they have earned spots on throughout the offseason:

Grant Delpit
– Bednarik Award
– Jim Thorpe Awad
– Nagurski Trophy

Joe Burrow
– Davey O’Brien Award
– Maxwell Award

Clyde Edwards-Helaire
– Maxwell Award

Kristian Fulton
– Bednarik Award
– Nagurski Trophy

Justin Jefferson
– Biletnikoff Award

Lloyd Cushenberry
– Rimington AwardK

K’Lavon Chaisson
– Butkus Award

Michael Divinity
– Butkus Award

Patrick Queen
– Butkus Award

Jacob Phillips
– Butkus Award
– Nagurski Trophy

Photo Credit: Terrill Weil

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Tyler Nunez is a former Assistant Editor of Tiger Rag. He covered LSU football and basketball and was a graduate of the LSU Manship School of Journalism.

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