BATON ROUGE – A trio of Tiger football stars have been named finalists for numerous national awards.
LSU record-setting quarterback Joe Burrow, wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase and safety Grant Delpit will be headed to the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta for this year’s Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN on Thursday, Dec. 12. The winners of many of college football’s national awards — along with the Walter Camp All-America Team — will be announced at the award show in Atlanta.
Burrow, who is also a candidate for the Heisman Trophy, is a finalist for two major awards — the Maxwell Award (College Player of the Year) and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award (Nation’s Best Quarterback).
Burrow currently leads the Southeastern Conference and ranks second in the nation in passing yards (4,014), passing yards per game (364.9), and passing TDs (41).
Burrow has already broken the LSU single-season record for completions, passing yards, TDs, and total offense. Burrow is the first quarterback in SEC history to throw for 4,000 yards and 40 TDs in a single-season.
Chase is a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award (Nation’s Most Outstanding Wide Receiver) has set the LSU single-season record for TD receptions with 15 and he’s tied for first in the nation in receiving TDs (15) and he leads the SEC and ranks No. 3 in the nation in receiving yards (1,260).
Chase is the first Tiger with two 200-yard receiving games during the regular season, and is three touchdowns away from tying the SEC single-season mark of 18 held by Florida’s Reidel Anthony.
Delpit is a finalist for the Thorpe Award (Nation’s Best Defensive Back) ranks fourth on the LSU team in tackles with 50. Delpit, who was an unanimous All-American a year ago, also recorded two tackles for loss, has six passes defended and an interception for the No. 1 ranked Tigers.
No. 1 LSU (11-0, 7-0 SEC) closes out the regular season on Saturday when the Tigers host Texas A&M (7-4, 4-3 SEC) at 6 p.m. in Tiger Stadium.