The Citadel's Delaney Named To Player of the Year Watch List

The Citadel's Delaney Named To Player of the Year Watch List

CHARLESTON, SC - The Citadel junior defensive back Dee Delaney is included on the STATS Defensive Player of the Year Watch List released Friday.

The watch list includes 22 athletes from across the country, only four defensive backs and just two from the Southern Conference. Delaney has already been selected as a Preseason All-American by STATS and Athlon Sports and is a first-team Preseason All-Southern Conference selection by the conference's coaches.

In 2015, Delaney was named a Walter Camp All-American, first-team STATS All-American and a second-team All-American by the Associated Press and College Sports Madness. The Beaufort, South Carolina, native also earned the College Football Performance Awards Elite Defensive Back Award and was a first-team All-Southern Conference selection.

Delaney started all 13 games at cornerback and registered 46 tackles, including 1.0 for loss, five interceptions, eight pass breakups, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick. His interception total led the SoCon, tied for eighth in FCS and tied for sixth on The Citadel's single-season list. His 13 passes defended also tied for sixth on the program's single-season list. He led the Southern Conference in total passes defended and in passes defended in conference play with nine. Delaney has seven interceptions in his career and is tied for ninth on The Citadel's all-time list.