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Morris Claiborne named 'Sportsperson of the Year'

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The Independence Bowl Foundation has named  Dallas Cowboys cornerback and former LSU standout Morris Claiborne as the 2013 Carl Mikovich "Sportsperson of the Year."

Before he was a star for the Cowboys or LSU, Claiborne made a name for himself as a multi-sport athlete at Fair Park High School in Shreveport.

 At Fair Park, Claiborne put in time all over the field for the Indians, excelling at quarterback, defensive back and wide receiver. He was a three-time all-district selection at defensive back and receiver, and accounted for more than 2,000 yards of total offense and 30 touchdowns as a senior quarterback.

Claiborne also starred on the basketball, baseball and track and field teams.

Claiborne took his talents to Baton Rouge, quickly becoming a star for the Tigers.

Claiborne entered the NFL Draft early, selected sixth overall by the Cowboys, who traded up eight spots to be sure they landed the star corner.

He's currently in his second season with the team.

Through the newly created Morris Claiborne Foundation, Claiborne has hosted a free youth football clinic the past two summers for kids in the Shreveport-Bossier City area at Independence Stadium. He hosted a free youth clinic in Dallas this summer as well.

Claiborne will be honored during bowl week festivities of the 2013 AdvoCare V100 Bowl.

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