CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami head football coach Mark Richt announced the addition of defensive back Dee Delaney to the Hurricane football program.
Delaney is eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer from The Citadel, where he was named FCS All-American each of the last two seasons. As a senior in 2016, Delaney recorded 35 tackles, six interceptions and eight pass breakups. He also helped The Citadel win back-to-back Southern Conference championships in 2015-16.
A native of Beaufort, S.C., Delaney started the final 36 games of his career at The Citadel, cementing himself as one of the best defensive backs in school history. Delaney ranks second in career interceptions with 13 and fourth in passes defended (32).
The 6-foot-1, 193-pound Delaney also showed a knack for stepping up in big moments, picking off passes on back-to-back defensive plays against Wofford in the second round of the FCS playoffs. He also had a two-interception performance against Furman in 2016.
Delaney received multiple All-America honors in his time at The Citadel, earning first-team All-America by six outlets, including Walter Camp, Athlon and the Associated Press. He was a near-consensus All-American in the preseason and in 2015 and was the first Bulldog in program history to earn Walter Camp All-America honors twice.