Lindsey receives 2010 FCS Elite Defensive Back Award

    Korey Lindsey was a three-time All-American at Southern Illinois

    Korey Lindsey was a three-time All-American at Southern Illinois
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    Jan. 13, 2011

    By Jason Clay

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Southern Illinois cornerback Korey Lindsey added one more accolade to cap of his stellar Saluki career, as the College Football Performance Awards named him the 2010 Elite Defensive Back Award recipient on Thursday.

    The award recognized Lindsey (Baton Rouge, La.) as the top performer at the cornerback position based upon his cumulative performance among all Division I FCS cornerbacks in 2008 and 2009. In Lindsey's 25 games those two years, the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) established that his performance satisfied the strict criteria to bestowed with the 2010 Elite Defensive Back Award. He will be presented with a 13-inch black crystal plaque for his achievements.

    "It means a lot and that hard work actually does pay off," Lindsey said. "It's a grind, but I would definitely say it's a journey that I wouldn't take back and I appreciate and am proud of my accomplishments."

    The goal of the CFPA is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferment's in college football. CFPA recognizes weekly, annual and multi-season (career) award recipients - selected based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.

    Lindsey played in all of Southern's 50 games since his true freshman year in 2007 and made 36 consecutive starts at cornerback over the last three seasons. He ranks No. 3 in school history with 14 interceptions and is ninth with 16 pass breakups.

    In 2008 and 2009, Lindsey ranked in the top 10 nationally in passes intercepted, as he picked off six passes each season.

    He is one of just five players in school history to be named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference first team three times in a career and one of just three players to be a First Team All-American in back-to-back seasons.

    Lindsey along with Alexis Moreland (2002-04) are the only Salukis that have garnered All-America accolades in three different seasons.



    The 6-0, 190-pound corner was a finalist for the 2010 Buck Buchanan Award and is set to play in the East-West Shrine game on Jan. 22.