Quantcast

Mo Claiborne: Sports Person of the Year - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

Mo Claiborne: Sports Person of the Year

Posted: Updated:
SHREVEPORT, La -

Courtesy Advocare V100 Bowl: The Independence Bowl Foundation is proud to announce 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. The Shreveport Times named him the 2009 Shreveport-Bossier Male Athlete of the Year.

Claiborne took his talents to Baton Rouge, quickly becoming a star for the Tigers. In his freshman season, he was moved from receiver to cornerback and backed up another star NFL player, Patrick Peterson.

As a sophomore starter, Claiborne led LSU in passes defended (11) and interceptions (5) on the way to being named second-team All-SEC.

He followed up his breakout sophomore season with a consensus first-team All-America year in 2011. He registered six pass break ups and six interceptions on the way to being named the Jim Thorpe Award winner as the nation's top defensive back. He led the nation in interception return yardage, and also returned kicks for the Tigers, averaging 25.1 yards per return, which included a 99-yard touchdown.

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.

As a rookie, he racked up 55 total tackles and defended eight passes, including one interception. He also forced a fumble and recovered two.

In his second season, he has missed some time due to injury, but has accounted for 24 tackles and six passes defended, including an interception.

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 joins an impressive list of local sports heroes who have won the award, including pro golfers Hal Sutton (1983) and David Toms (1997), sportscaster Tim Brando (1992), NFL wide receiver Arnaz Battle (2002), MLB pitcher Scott Baker (2007) and Olympic weightlifter Kendrick Farris (2012).

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

  • College FootballMore>>

  • Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston

    Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:56:45 GMT
    Police say Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun.
    Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, police say.
  • Cincinnati picked to win American

    Cincinnati picked to win American

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:19:15 GMT
    Cincinnati has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference, with defending champion Central Florida second.
    Cincinnati has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference, with defending champion Central Florida second.
  • Penn State hires former Cal AD to lead program

    Penn State hires former Cal AD to lead program

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:54:18 GMT
    Penn State has hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley.
    Penn State hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley.
  • News NowMore>>

  • New Driving Laws for Louisiana Drivers

    New Driving Laws for Louisiana Drivers

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:30:30 GMT
    Beginning August 1st, 2014, numerous laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state. Troopers would like to highlight several changes that both drivers and passengers should be aware of while operating a vehicle on Louisiana's roadways. Listed below are only a few notable changes affecting motorists; however, Troopers strongly urge citizens to familiarize themselves with all new laws, updates, and amendments coming into effe...
    Beginning August 1st, 2014, numerous laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state. Troopers would like to highlight several changes that both drivers and passengers should be aware of while operating a vehicle on Louisiana's roadways. Listed below are only a few notable changes affecting motorists; however, Troopers strongly urge citizens to familiarize themselves with all new laws, updates, and amendments coming into effe...
  • Family of American with Ebola claim to be healthy

    Family of American with Ebola claim to be healthy

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:55:34 GMT
    The family of a Texas-trained doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has shown no symptoms of the deadly disease.
    The family of a Texas-trained doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has shown no symptoms of the deadly disease.
  • 4 Palestinians killed after truce goes into effect

    4 Palestinians killed after truce goes into effect

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:19:38 GMT
    Gaza officials say at least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli tank fire nearly two hours after Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day cease-fire.
    Gaza officials say at least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli tank fire nearly two hours after Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day cease-fire.
  • National SportsMore>>

  • 'B' sample confirms teen weightlifter's doping

    'B' sample confirms teen weightlifter's doping

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:02:39 GMT
    The Commonwealth Games Federation says a 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter's backup doping sample has also come back positive for banned substances.
    A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter faces being stripped of her Commonwealth Games gold medal after her backup doping sample confirmed a previous finding for banned substances.
  • A solid start for Woods, the lead for Leishman

    A solid start for Woods, the lead for Leishman

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-08-01 08:03:30 GMT
    Tiger Woods began his title defense in the Bridgestone Invitational with a perfect tee shot down the middle of the fairway and a shot that covered the flag until it settled 10 feet behind the hole. Three putts...
    Tiger Woods began his title defense in the Bridgestone Invitational with a perfect tee shot down the middle of the fairway and a shot that covered the flag until it settled 10 feet behind the hole. Three putts later, he...
  • Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

    Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:39 AM EDT2014-08-01 07:39:31 GMT
    Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.
    Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the...
  • KTBS 3 InvestigatesMore>>

  • KTBS 3 Investigation finds low levels of chlorine in Shreveport's public pools

    KTBS 3 Investigation finds low levels of chlorine in Shreveport's public pools

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:00:13 GMT
    National data from the CDC reveals one in eight pool inspections found serious violations that threatened public health and safety and resulted in immediate closure. Pretty gross, right? 
    National data from the CDC reveals one in eight pool inspections found serious violations that threatened public health and safety and resulted in immediate closure. Pretty gross, right? 
  • Overton Brooks' Patient's appointment cancellation causes concern

    Overton Brooks' Patient's appointment cancellation causes concern

    Friday, July 11 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:28:29 GMT
    We've been told by many veterans that they receive quality care at the V.A. hospital in Shreveport. But for some getting an appointment to see their caregivers is the challenge. According to our V.A., they do not have a problem getting patients seen quickly - and the numbers they report echo that conclusion. We’ve uncovered concerns, however, over how their numbers look so good - while patients are still waiting to be seen.“Certainly from my viewpoint here, as a veteran, as a physician, the c...
    We've been told by many veterans that they receive quality care at the V.A. hospital in Shreveport. But for some getting an appointment to see their caregivers is the challenge. According to our V.A., they do not have a problem getting patients seen quickly - and the numbers they report echo that conclusion. We’ve uncovered concerns, however, over how their numbers look so good - while patients are still waiting to be seen.“Certainly from my viewpoint here, as a veteran, as a physician, the c...
  • Overton Brooks Patient says V.A. is lying about access to care

    Overton Brooks Patient says V.A. is lying about access to care

    Friday, July 11 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:14:50 GMT
    So far we've brought you a whistle blower employee, and then, after two weeks of waiting, you heard the official V.A. response. But it's said that there are three sides to every story.“We're not challenged for access at Overton Brooks, we can provide same day access, that's why we're encouraging same day access, that's why we're encouraging veterans to enroll into our system.” Those are the words from Interim Director at Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center, Toby Mathew, during the news confere...
    So far we've brought you a whistle blower employee, and then, after two weeks of waiting, you heard the official V.A. response. But it's said that there are three sides to every story.“We're not challenged for access at Overton Brooks, we can provide same day access, that's why we're encouraging same day access, that's why we're encouraging veterans to enroll into our system.” Those are the words from Interim Director at Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center, Toby Mathew, during the news confere...
  • ArkLaTex SlideshowsMore>>

  • ArkLaTex Adoptable Pets

    ArkLaTex Adoptable Pets

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:51:53 GMT
    There are lots of animals in the Ark-La-Tex who are looking for that perfect home.
    There are lots of animals in the Ark-La-Tex who are looking for that perfect home.
  • Bossier's 30th Young Marines class graduates

    Bossier's 30th Young Marines class graduates

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:33:50 GMT
    Photo courtesy Allen J.M. Smith, BPSOPhoto courtesy Allen J.M. Smith, BPSO
    Twenty-nine recruits ranging from eight years old to teen years earned the title as Bossier Sheriff's Young Marines as Class 30 graduated in front of a packed house of 200 people Friday night at the Bossier Sheriff's Substation in Bossier City.
    Twenty-nine recruits ranging from eight years old to teen years earned the title as Bossier Sheriff's Young Marines as Class 30 graduated in front of a packed house of 200 people Friday night at the Bossier Sheriff's Substation in Bossier City.
  • KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home opens for public tours

    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home opens for public tours

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:24:04 GMT
    KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery.KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home photos courtesy of Courtney Avery.
    The 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home is now open for weekend tours.
    The 2014 KTBS 3 St. Jude Dream Home is now open for weekend tours.
Section is sponsored by:
AUG 30 8:00pm CDT Wisconsin
SEP 6 6:30pm CDT Sam Houston
SEP 13 TBD UL Monroe
SEP 20 TBA Mississippi St.
SEP 27 TBA New Mexico St.
OCT 4 TBA at Auburn
OCT 11 TBA at Florida
OCT 18 TBA Kentucky
OCT 25 TBA Ole Miss
NOV 8 TBA Alabama
NOV 15 TBA at Arkansas
NOV 27 TBA at Texas A&M
SEPT 7 3:25pm CDT 49ers
SEP 14 12:00pm CDT at Titans
SEP 21 12:00pm CDT at Rams
SEP 28 7:30pm CDT Saints
OCT 5 12:00pm CDT Texans
OCT 12 3:25pm CDT at Seahawks
OCT 19 3:25pm CDT Giants
OCT 27 7:30pm CDT Redskins
NOV 2 12:00pm CDT Cardinals
NOV 9 12:00pm CDT at Jaguars
NOV 23 7:30pm CDT at Giants
NOV 27 3:30pm CDT Eagles
DEC 4 7:25pm CDT at Bears
DEC 14 7:30pm CDT at Eagles
NOV 21 3:25pm CDT Colts
NOV 28 12:00pm CDT at Redskins
  • KTBS 3 News Tips

    Send your news tip or story idea to the KTBS 3 Newsroom.  Enter your email address below to get started.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission to KTBS 3 News.  A member of our staff may contact you for more information.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Cowboys hopeful on Claiborne's latest injury

    Cowboys hopeful on Claiborne's latest injury

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:01:15 GMT
    Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne said he was dealing with tendinitis in his right knee and sat out Thursday's practice. 
    Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne said he was dealing with tendinitis in his right knee and sat out Thursday's practice. 
  • Saints back in pads Thursday

    Saints back in pads Thursday

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:45:06 GMT
    After Wednesday's day off at Saints training camp, players were back on the field Thursday morning in full pads. 
    After Wednesday's day off at Saints training camp, players were back on the field Thursday morning in full pads. 
  • Shreveport "Burns" Junior PGA Championship leaderboard again

    Shreveport "Burns" Junior PGA Championship leaderboard again

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:03:14 GMT
    Before inclement weather halted play for the day in the boys’ division at Miramont Country Club, Gordon Neale of Trabuco Canyon, California, held a two-stroke lead over Sam Burns of Shreveport, Louisiana.
    Before inclement weather halted play for the day in the boys’ division at Miramont Country Club, Gordon Neale of Trabuco Canyon, California, held a two-stroke lead over Sam Burns of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File