LSU places four on preseason SEC 1st team
LSU placed four players on the media's Preseason All-SEC Football first team, including three players on defense, released Friday at the SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala.
Tackle Glenn Dorsey, linebacker Ali Highsmith and defensive back Chevis Jackson were selected from LSU to the team. Tigers offensive guard Will Arnold was named to the first team offense.
Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, a Heisman candidate, was the only unanimous selection to the first team.
Here is the complete team:
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
TE Jacob Tamme, Kentucky 6-5, 240 Sr.
OL Will Arnold, LSU 6-4, 319 Sr.
OL Michael Oher, Ole Miss 6-5, 325 Jr.
OL Andre Smith, Alabama 6-4, 348 So.
OL Phil Trautwein, Florida 6-6, 298 Sr.
C Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas 6-4, 307 Jr.
WR Earl Bennett, Vanderbilt 6-1, 202 Jr.
WR Marcus Monk, Arkansas 6-6, 220 Sr.
QB Andre Woodson, Kentucky 6-5, 230 Sr.
RB Darren McFadden, Arkansas 6-2, 215 Jr.
RB Felix Jones, Arkansas 6-0, 207 Jr.
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL Glenn Dorsey, LSU 6-2, 299 Sr.
DL Quentin Groves, Auburn 6-3, 254 Sr.
DL Derrick Harvey, Florida 6-4, 245 Jr.
LB Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina 6-2, 262 Sr.
LB Jonathan Goff, Vanderbilt 6-4, 235 Sr.
LB Ali Highsmith, LSU 6-1, 226 Sr.
LB Jerod Mayo, Tennessee 6-2, 230 Jr.
DB Simeon Castille, Alabama 6-1, 189 Sr.
DB Jonathan Hefney, Tennessee 5-9, 185 Sr.
DB Chevis Jackson, LSU 6-0, 190 Sr.
DB Derek Pegues, Mississippi State 5-10, 196 Jr.
FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS
PK Ryan Succop, South Carolina 6-2, 213 Jr.
P Britton Colquitt, Tennessee 6-3, 205 Jr.
RS Felix Jones, Arkansas 6-0, 207 Jr.
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
TE Cornelius Ingram, Florida 6-4, 230 Jr.
OL Chris Williams, Vanderbilt 6-6, 320 Sr.
OL King Dunlap, Auburn 6-8, 312 Sr.
OL Drew Miller, Florida 6-5, 297 Sr.
OL Brian Stamper, Vanderbilt 6-4, 300 Sr.
C Antoine Caldwell, Alabama 6-4, 288 Jr.
WR Percy Harvin, Florida 5-11, 181 So.
WR Keenan Burton, Kentucky 6-2, 195 Sr.
WR Early Doucet, LSU 6-0, 207 Sr.
QB Erik Ainge, Tennessee 6-6, 220 Sr.
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Ole Miss 5-11, 225 Sr.
RB LaMarcus Coker, Tennessee 5-11, 205 So.
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL Titus Brown, Mississippi State 6-3, 250 Sr.
DL Tyson Jackson, LSU 6-5, 292 Jr.
DL Wallace Gilberry, Alabama 6-4, 264 Sr.
LB Wesley Woodyard, Kentucky 6-1, 212 Sr.
LB Prince Hall, Alabama 5-11, 255 So.
LB Darry Beckwith, LSU 6-1, 232 Jr.
LB Brandon Miller, Georgia 6-4, 257 Sr.
DB Tony Joiner, Florida 5-11, 217 Sr.
DB Jonathan Zenon, LSU 6-0, 176 Sr.
DB Trevard Lindley, Kentucky 6-0, 175 So.
DB Jonathan Wilhite, Auburn 5-11, 185 Sr.
SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS
PK Brandon Coutu, Georgia 6-0, 200 Sr.
P Ryan Succop, South Carolina 6-2, 213 Jr.
RS Rafael Little, Kentucky 5-10, 195 Sr.
A conference-best 12 LSU players were selected to the All-SEC preseason team, including five first-team selections, the conference office announced Thursday. The team was chosen by the conference's head coaches, who could not vote for players on their own team.
Offensive lineman Will Arnold and wide receiver Early Doucet were selected to the first-team offense, and defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, linebacker Ali Highsmith and defensive back Chevis Jackson are on the first-team defense.
Arkansas has the second-most selections overall with 11, and Auburn has eight. Tennessee and Vanderbilt were tied for second with three first-team picks each.
LSU players selected to the second team are center Brett Helms, defensive end Tyson Jackson, linebacker Darry Beckwith and defensive back Jonathan Zenon. Safety Craig Steltz and offensive linemen Ciron Black and Herman Johnson are on the third team.
Ole Miss running back BenJarvis Green-Ellis of St. Augustine High School was selected to the first team, as was Vanderbilt offensive lineman Chris Williams of Glynn High School near Baton Rouge.
SEC Media Days begin Wednesday in Hoover, Ala. Miles, Dorsey and Doucet will meet with members of the media on July 27 in the final session of the three-day event.
The Tigers report to campus Aug. 3 and will begin practice Aug. 4. The season opener is Aug. 30 against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss.
LSU returns 15 starters from last season, when the Tigers went 11-2 and finished ranked No. 3 in the nation. In two seasons, Miles has won 22 games and finished among the top five teams in the nation both times.
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