Shreveport mayor declares Tuesday Morris Claiborne Day | Sports & Recreation
Morris Claiborne, former Fair Park High School and LSU football star, will be honored today at Fair Park High.
Mayor Cedric Glover has declared today “Morris Claiborne Day” in honor of Claiborne’s athletic accomplishments and Thorpe award receipt. Activities will begin with an assembly at the school at 2 p.m. A reception will follow at Independence Stadium skybox from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The assembly will be held in the gymnasium so the students can watch the Mayor deliver the formal proclamation to Claiborne. The school’s principal, Jerry Davis, will address the students and the school band will perform.
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,’’ Mayor Glover said. ``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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