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Louis Delmas: 5 Reasons the Detroit Lions Ball Hawk Is Honolulu Bound in '11

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Louis Delmas: 5 Reasons the Detroit Lions Ball Hawk Is Honolulu Bound in '11
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Western Michigan University product Louis Delmas is an absolute animal. He is ruthless aggression personified. The premiere intangibles found in Pro Bowl-caliber defensive backs across the league are plainly illustrated in Delmas’ play.

Although he was a rookie Pro Bowl alternate selection following the 2009 season Louis Delmas is a relatively unknown talent outside of Detroit.

While playing through a significant groin injury Delmas’ defensive presence and impact in the Detroit secondary were vastly overlooked in 2010. Though he wasn’t selected to the Pro Bowl, his numbers were comparable to that of NFC free safety 2011 Pro Bowl selection Antrelle Rolle.

Delmas underwent a surgical procedure in January to correct his injured groin. Just last week he indicated that he’s at about 85 percent. Delmas still experiences issues with scar tissue breakup and soreness following workouts, anticipated after effects of a successful procedure in which Delmas is expected to be ready whenever spring practice opens.

Louis Delmas will be the first Detroit Lions Pro Bowl safety since the likes of Bennie Blades in ’91—here are five reasons why.

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