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Whale Branch’s Dee Delaney SoCon’s top defender in September for The Citadel

The Citadel's Dee Delaney makes an interception Sept. 5 against Davidson in Charleston's Johnson Hagood Stadium.
The Citadel's Dee Delaney makes an interception Sept. 5 against Davidson in Charleston's Johnson Hagood Stadium. The Citadel Athletics

Former Whale Branch standout Dee Delaney, now a starting defensive back at The Citadel, has been named the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Month for September, the league announced Monday

The sophomore defensive back made four interceptions during September, including one he returned 44 yards for a touchdown against Charleston Southern. He totaled 95 return yards on his four picks and was credited with nine tackles, five pass break-ups and a blocked kick during the month.

His nine passes defended were first in the NCAA’s Football Championship Series during September, while his four interceptions were tied for first in all of Division I football.

Delaney has moved into a tie for 11th place on The Citadel’s career interceptions list with six in just 16 career games.

“(This is) about what I expected,” Whale Branch head football coach Jerry Hatcher said. “The bigger schools really missed the boat on him, but he ended up at a great institution.”

The Bulldogs (2-2) return to action Saturday when they host Wofford inside Johnson Hagood Stadium at 2 p.m.

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