Shreveport mayor declares Tuesday Morris Claiborne Day
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA)
Morris Claiborne, former Fair Park High School and LSU football star, was honored Tuesday at Fair Park High.
Mayor Cedric Glover has declared Tuesday "Morris Claiborne Day" in honor of Claiborne's athletic accomplishments and Thorpe award receipt. Activities began with an assembly at the school at 2 p.m. This was followed by a reception at the Independence Stadium skybox from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The assembly was held in the gymnasium so the students can watch the Mayor deliver the formal proclamation to Claiborne. The school's principal, Jerry Davis, addressed the students and the school band performed.
Claiborne was recently presented the Thorpe Award, given annually to the top defensive back in college football. He was the defensive leader on an LSU squad that ranked No. 2 nationally in total defense. A consensus first-team All American, Claiborne is expected to be a top-10 NFL Draft pick this year. He intercepted six passes last season and had an SEC-best 173 interception yards.
"This is something we want to do recognize a young man who not only is a tremendous athlete but is also an outstanding person and excellent ambassador for our City,'' says Mayor Glover "He already has made us proud and I know he'll continue to do that during his professional career as well.''
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