Beaufort native Delaney earns Southern Conference honor

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Beaufort native Delaney earns Southern Conference honor

The Citadel sophomore defensive back Dee Delaney has been named Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Month, it was announced Monday.

Delaney, a Whale Branch High School graduate from Beaufort, started all four games in September and recorded four interceptions, five pass breakups, one blocked kick and nine tackles. He is tied for the FCS lead in interceptions and passes defended, and his 95 interception return yards, including one 44-yard return for a touchdown, lead the Southern Conference and are second in FCS.

Through just 16 career games, Delaney has collected six interceptions and is currently tied for 11th on The Citadel’s all-time career list. He leads the Bulldogs’ defense that is first in the SoCon and fourth in FCS with eight interceptions and is tied for the SoCon lead with 10 turnovers forced.