Spring preview: Secondary 

February, 28, 2012
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Given the past few seasons, it seems like it's a good situation to be a rising star in LSU's secondary.

Since 2008, the Tigers have turned talented potential into professional production in the defensive backfield. Starting in 2007 with Craig Steltz, LSU has had three defensive backs vie for the renowned Thorpe Award in the past five years.

Better still, Tiger players have owned the award for two years running, with cornerbacks Patrick Peterson and Morris Claiborne sweeping the award in 2010 and 2011. As if the secondary needed more recognition, nickelback Tyrann Mathieu went to New York City as a Heisman Trophy finalist.

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