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DeShon Elliott S 6' 2 214 lbs

Rank: 
45
Round Drafted: 
48
College: 
Texas Longhorns

A third-year safety who has played in 29 career games with 11 starts … named a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist ... earned his first career Big 12 Conference Defensive Player (Sept. 18, 2017) of the Week honor for his performance at USC ... was named Jim Thorpe Award National Player of the Week (Oct. 4, 2017) and Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 2, 2017) for his efforts at Iowa State ... named Midseason All-America by Associated Press, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com and The All-American ... became the first player since Earl Thomas (2009) at UT with an interception in three straight games ... is the only Longhorn dating back to 1947 with two interceptions in back-to-back games ... joins Chris Carter (1993-96) as the only players at UT since 1947 with three career multi-interception games ... has two interceptions returned for a touchdown in 2017 and is tied with teammate Holton Hill (2017) and five others for the school-record in a single season in UT history ... an all-state performer as a senior in high school ... currently has nine career interceptions and 156 return yards (seventh UT history).