All-American safety Grant Delpit earns the honor of wearing No. 7

All-American safety Grant Delpit earns the honor of wearing No. 7
LSU safety Grant Delpit celebrates a sack during the 45-16 win over Ole Miss on Sept. 29, 2018. (Photo by: Josh Auzenne)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU head coach Ed Orgeron announced his choice for the next Tiger to have the honor of wearing No. 7.

He has chosen safety Grant Delpit, a unanimous All-American in 2018, to don the famous number for his junior season.

Previous No. 7s include Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, and Leonard Fournette.

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"Grant is an outstanding football player and he represents our program in a first class fashion both on and off the field,” said Orgeron. “Grant has worked extremely hard and has continued to develop and be a leader for our football team. He’s very deserving of becoming the next LSU player to wear No. 7.”

“This is a dream come true for me," Delpit added. "I’m going to wear the number the right way and do all that I can to be a leader for this team on and off the field.”

Delpit is only the ninth unanimous All-American in LSU history.

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