Tyrann Mathieu will likely have to write a $1 million check to LSU Football in December

Former LSU Football DB Tyrann Mathieu Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Former LSU Football DB Tyrann Mathieu Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

Former LSU football defensive back Tyrann Mathieu should probably go ahead and get his checkbook ready.

Because he’s likely going to be writing a big check to the Tigers in December.

Mathieu tweeted on Saturday afternoon that he’ll donate “another” million to LSU if junior cornerback Derek Stingley Jr wins the Jim Thorpe Award or the Heisman Trophy this season.

“Duh he’s no. 7. If he win Thorpe or Heisman I’ll donate another million to LSU,” tweeted Mathieu (while quote tweeting a Pro Football Focus tweet).

Mathieu also retweeted a fan that suggested donating the money to Stingley’s high school instead (Dunham School in Baton Rouge).

Either way, it’s apparent that Mathieu is using Stingley’s incredible talent to make a positive impact.

Tyrann Mathieu will absolutely be writing that check

Stingley probably isn’t going to win the Heisman Trophy. A defensive player hasn’t won the award since Charles Woodson in 1997 (though if Stingley sees action on offense this season, maybe our outlook on that prediction will change).

The Jim Thorpe award, however, is a different story. The Thorpe Award is awarded annually to the nation’s best defensive back.

And that is absolutely going to be Stingley.

LSU defensive back Grant Delpit won the award in 2019, though it could’ve easily gone to Stingley instead.

Stingley was the best defensive back in the country as a true freshman. All he’s done since arriving at LSU is get better. At this point, he doesn’t see many passes tossed his way because quarterbacks are too scared to throw in his direction.

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The Louisiana native is likely going to be a top-five selection in the 2022 NFL Draft. And he’s going to help bring some money to either LSU or his old high school via his incredible play.