Dee Delaney headed into sophomore season at the Citadel

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Whale Branch Early College High School graduate Dee Delaney is headed into his sophomore season with the Citadel football program.

As a freshman in 2014, Delaney appeared in all 12 games for the Citadel football team, making 11 starts. The Whale Branch High School graduate was named to Southern Conference All-Freshman Team. He recorded 51 tackles, including three for losses, with two interceptions and three pass breakups. Delaney also returned three kickoffs for 59 yards and was named Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week after recording three tackles and intercepting a pass at the 1-yard line in a 28-26 win on the road at Mercer. A 2013 graduate of Whale Branch Early College High School, Delaney lettered four times each in football, basketball and baseball and twice in track and field.

Delaney served as a team captain for Whale Branch High School during his senior year when he caught 35 passes for 899 yards and 14 touchdowns, returned two punts for scores and intercepted three passes his senior season. He was named the Region 5A Wide Receiver and Offensive Player of the Year and was selected to play in the North/South All-Star game. Delaney made 27 receptions for 512 yards and seven touchdowns and picked off two passes during his junior year in high school. He earned all-region wide receiver of the year accolades for the first time in his career. The productive Delaney caught passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns as a high school sophomore. A versatile performer, Delaney was an all-region and all-area selection in basketball and baseball during the 2011-12 school year and a gold medalist in the 4×100 meter relay when his team won the Class A state championship. A member of the National Honor Society, Delaney is the son of Leslie Bing.

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