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Shreveport-Filling the Pipeline for D.B.U.

Shreveport-filling the pipeline for D.B.U. Over the last decade, Shreveport has provided three talented defensive backs for LSU, affectionately known as D.B.U. The state’s flagship school has seen 18 of its defensive backs get drafted into the NFL since 2000.

Those three Shreveport players are Morris Claiborne, Tre’Davious White, and Andraez “Greedy” Williams.

Morris Claiborne (2009-2011)

As a product of Fair Park H.S., Claiborne was a 3-star recruit. He played three positions: quarterback, wide receiver, and defensive back. Morris also ran track and was the Louisiana State 100 meter champion in 2009.

He signed with LSU and he did not disappoint. In 2010, he recorded five interceptions, 37 tackles, recovered one fumble, and defended three passes.

Morris Claiborne

As a junior, Claiborne turned in a stellar season.  In 2011, he made six interceptions, 51 tackles, and six passes defended. He was named a unanimous All-American and earned the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back. And, to top it all off, Claiborne was named the 2011 SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

Claiborne is one of three LSU defensive backs to win the Jim Thorpe Award in the past 10 years, the others being Patrick Peterson (2010) and Grant Delpit (2019).

Morris would go on to become a 1st round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys in the 2012 NFL Draft. But, he has also played for the New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a pro, he has seven career interceptions.

Tre’Davious White (2013-2016)

As a 5-star recruit out of Green Oaks H.S., Tre’Davious White played both quarterback and cornerback. White was rated the #4 cornerback and the #18 overall prospect coming out of high school.

Tre’Davious White

As an LSU cornerback, he also returned punts. White led the SEC in passes defended with 14 in 2013.  He returned an interception for a 21-yard touchdown against #8 Wisconsin in 2016. In four years at LSU, he recorded 6 interceptions, 123 total tackles, defended 27 passes, had 6.5 tackles for loss, forced one fumble, and recovered one fumble.

White also returned 44 punts for 415 yards and two touchdowns.

He was a 1st round pick of the Buffalo Bills in the 2017 NFL Draft. In 2019, he recorded six interceptions, 58 tackles, 1 sack, and 2 forced fumbles for the Bills. Two of his interceptions came ina 17-10 win at Pittsburgh. White had 5 tackles and 1 forced fumble in a 22-19 OT loss to the Houston Texans in the AFC Wild-Card game.

Andraez “Greedy” Williams (2017-2018)

As a product of Calvary Baptist Academy, Williams played with QB Shea Patterson and won back-to-back state championships. In his high school career, he recorded 188 total tackles, 6 interceptions, four fumble recoveries, and 1 quarterback hurry.

At LSU in 2017, he made six interceptions, which tied him for #1 in the SEC. Williams also made 38 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss.

Greedy Williams

In 2018, he made 2 interceptions, recorded 33 tackles, and defended nine passes.

Greedy was a 2-time All-SEC performer and was named Consensus All-American in 2018. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 2nd round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

As a rookie with the Browns in 2019, Williams recorded 37 tackles and defended two passes. He had zero interceptions as a rookie.

Shreveport-filling the pipeline for D.B.U. No doubt.

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Tony Thomas

Tony comes to RSHV.news as a content writer and a military veteran, having served 5 years in the U.S. Air Force. His writing experience is in writing articles on the web. He also created his own college football website.

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