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LSU Football First-Team All-Americans

A listing of First-Team All-America honors received by LSU Football players since 1935.

(updated through 2023)

By Position


Bert Jones, 1972 (c)
Joe Burrow, 2019 (u)
Jayden Daniels, 2023 (c)
Billy Cannon, 1958 (u), 1959
Jerry Stovall, 1962 (u)
Charles Alexander, 1977 (c), 1978 (c)
Leonard Fournette, 2015 (c)
LSU Player 1, 2016
Eric Martin, 1983
Wendell Davis, 1986, 1987 (c)
Josh Reed, 2001 (c)
Ja’Marr Chase, 2019 (u)
Malik Nabers, 2023 (u)
Gaynell “Gus” Tinsley, 1935 (c), 1936 (u) (both sides)
Jimmy Taylor, 1957
Sid Fournet, 1954 (c) (both sides)
Fred Miller, 1962
Billy Truax, 1963
Remi Prudhomme, 1964
George Rice, 1965
Tyler LaFauci, 1973
Robert Dugas, 1978
Lance Smith, 1984
Alan Faneca, 1997 (c)
Stephen Peterman, 2003
Herman Johnson, 2008
Will Blackwell, 2011
Marvin “Moose” Stewart, 1935, 1936
George Tarasovic, 1951
Max Fugler, 1958
Nacho Albergamo, 1987 (u)
Todd McClure, 1998
Ben Wilkerson, 2004 (c)
Ethan Pocic, 2016
Ken Kavanaugh, Sr., 1939 (c)
Doug Moreau, 1965
David LaFleur, 1996


Roy “Moonie” Winston, 1961 (u)
John Garlington, 1967
Ronnie Estay, 1971
Anthony McFarland, 1998
Chad Lavalais, 2003 (c)
Marcus Spears, 2004 (c)
Kyle Williams, 2005
Claude Wroten, 2005
Glenn Dorsey, 2006, 2007 (u)
Drake Nevis, 2010
Sam Montgomery, 2011
George Bevan, 1969
Mike Anderson, 1970 (c)
Warren Capone, 1972, 1973
Albert Richardson, 1982
Michael Brooks, 1985
Bradie James, 2002
Ali Highsmith, 2007
Kevin Minter, 2012
Devin White, 2018 (c)
Tommy Casanova, 1969, 1970 (c), 1971 (c)
Mike Williams, 1974
James Britt, 1982
Corey Webster, 2003, 2004
Patrick Peterson, 2010 (u)
Morris Claiborne, 2011 (u)
Tyrann Mathieu, 2011 (c)
Tre’Davious White, 2016 (c)
Greedy Williams, 2018 (c)
Derek Stingley Jr., 2019 (c), 2020
Greg Jackson, 1988
LaRon Landry, 2006 (c)
Craig Steltz, 2007 (c)
Eric Reid, 2012 (c)
Jalen Mills, 2015
Jamal Adams, 2016
Grant Delpit, 2018 (u), 2019

Special Teams

Chad Kessler, 1997 (c)
Brad Wing, 2011
Josh Jasper, 2010 (c)
Kevin Faulk, 1996
Skyler Green, 2003, 2005
Odell Beckham Jr., 2013

(u) = Unanimous
(c) = Consensus

By Season

Marvin “Moose” Stewart, center, Jr.
Gaynell “Gus” Tinsley, end (c), Jr.
Marvin “Moose” Stewart, center, Sr.
Gaynell “Gus” Tinsley, end (u), Sr.
Ken Kavanaugh, Sr., end (c), Sr.
George Tarasovic, center, Jr.
Sid Fournet, tackle (c), Sr.
Jimmy Taylor, fullback, Sr.
Billy Cannon, halfback (u), Jr.
Max Fugler, center, Jr.
Billy Cannon, halfback, Sr.
Roy “Moonie” Winston, guard (u), Sr.
Fred Miller, tackle, Sr.
Jerry Stovall, halfback (u), Sr.
Billy Truax, end, Sr.
Remi Prudhomme, tackle, Sr.
Doug Moreau, split end, Sr.
George Rice, tackle, Sr.
John Garlington, end, Sr.
George Bevan, linebacker, Sr.
Tommy Casanova, cornerback, So.
Mike Anderson, linebacker (c), Sr.
Tommy Casanova, cornerback (c), Jr.
Tommy Casanova, cornerback (c), Sr.
Ronnie Estay, tackle, Sr.
Warren Capone, linebacker, Jr.
Bert Jones, quarterback (c), Sr.
Warren Capone, linebacker, Sr.
Tyler LaFauci, guard, Sr.
Mike Williams, cornerback, Sr.
Charles Alexander, tailback (c), Jr.
Charles Alexander, tailback (c), Sr.
Robert Dugas, offensive tackle, Sr.
James Britt, cornerback, Sr.
Albert Richardson, linebacker, Sr.
Eric Martin, split end, Jr.
Lance Smith, offensive tackle, Sr.
Michael Brooks, linebacker, Jr.
Wendell Davis, split end, Jr.
Nacho Albergamo, center (u), Jr.
Wendell Davis, split end (c), Sr.
Greg Jackson, safety, Sr.
Kevin Faulk, all-purpose, So.
David LaFleur, tight end, Sr.
Alan Faneca, offensive guard (c), Jr.
Chad Kessler, punter (c), Sr.
Todd McClure, center, Sr.
Anthony McFarland, nose guard, Sr.
Josh Reed, wide receiver (c), Jr.
Bradie James, linebacker, Sr.
Skyler Green, return specialist, So.
Chad Lavalais, defensive tackle (c), Jr.
Stephen Peterman, offensive guard, Sr.
Corey Webster, cornerback, Jr.
Marcus Spears, defensive end (c), Sr.
Corey Webster, cornerback, Sr.
Ben Wilkerson, center (c), Sr.
Skyler Green, return specialist, Sr.
Kyle Williams, defensive tackle, Sr.
Claude Wroten, defensive tackle, Sr.
Glenn Dorsey, defensive tackle, Jr.
LaRon Landry, free safety (c), Jr.
Glenn Dorsey, defensive tackle (u), Sr.
Ali Highsmith, linebacker, Sr.
Craig Steltz, safety (c), Sr.
Herman Johnson, offensive guard, Sr.
Josh Jasper, placekicker (c), Sr.
Drake Nevis, defensive tackle, Sr.
Patrick Peterson, cornerback (u), Jr.
Will Blackwell, offensive guard , Sr.
Morris Claiborne, cornerback (u), Jr.
Tyrann Mathieu, cornerback (c), So.
Sam Montgomery, defensive end, So.
Brad Wing, punter, Fr-RS.
Kevin Minter, linebacker, Jr.
Eric Reid, safety (c), Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr., return specialist, Jr.
Leonard Fournette, running back (c), So.
Jalen Mills, safety, Sr.
Jamal Adams, safety, Jr.
LSU Player 1, running back, So.
Ethan Pocic, center, Sr.
Tre’Davious White, cornerback (c), Sr.
Grant Delpit, safety (u), So.
Devin White, linebacker (c), Jr.
Greedy Williams, cornerback (c), So.
Joe Burrow, quarterback (u), Sr.
Ja’Marr Chase, wide receiver (u), So.
Grant Delpit, safety, Jr.
Derek Stingley Jr. (c), cornerback, Fr.
Derek Stingley Jr., cornerback, So.
Jayden Daniels, quarterback, (c), Sr.
Malik Nabers, wide receiver, (u), Jr.

(u) = Unanimous
(c) = Consensus

By Last Name

Jamal Adams, safety, 2016
Nacho Albergamo, center, 1987
Charles Alexander, tailback, 1977, 1978
Mike Anderson, linebacker, 1970
Odell Beckham Jr., return specialist, 2013
George Bevan, linebacker, 1969
Will Blackwell, offensive guard, 2011
James Britt, cornerback, 1982
Joe Burrow, quarterback, 2019
Michael Brooks, linebacker, 1985
Billy Cannon, halfback, 1958, 1959
Warren Capone, linebacker, 1972, 1973
Tommy Casanova, safety, 1969, 1970, 1971
Ja’Marr Chase, wide receiver, 2019
Morris Claiborne, cornerback, 2011
Jayden Daniels, quarterback, 2023
Wendell Davis, split end, 1986, 1987
Grant Delpit, safety, 2018, 2019
Glenn Dorsey, defensive tackle, 2006, 2007
Robert Dugas, offensive tackle, 1978
Ronnie Estay, tackle, 1971
Alan Faneca, offensive guard, 1997
Kevin Faulk, all-purpose, 1996
Sid Fournet, tackle, 1954
Leonard Fournette, running back, 2015
Max Fugler, center, 1958
John Garlington, end, 1967
Skyler Green, return specialist, 2003, 2005
LSU Player 1, running back, 2016
Ali Highsmith, linebacker, 2007
Greg Jackson, safety, 1988
Bradie James, linebacker, 2002
Josh Jasper, place kicker, 2010
Herman Johnson, offensive guard, 2008
Bert Jones, quarterback, 1972
Ken Kavanaugh Sr., end, 1939
Chad Kessler, punter, 1997
Tyler LaFauci, guard, 1973
David LaFleur, tight end, 1996
LaRon Landry, safety, 2006
Chad Lavalais, defensive tackle, 2003
Eric Martin, split end, 1983
Tyrann Mathieu, cornerback, 2011
Todd McClure, center, 1998
Anthony McFarland, noseguard, 1998
Fred Miller, tackle, 1962
Jalen Mills, safety, 2015
Kevin Minter, linebacker, 2012
Sam Montgomery, defensive end, 2011
Doug Moreau, end, 1965
Malik Nabers, wide receiver, 2023
Drake Nevis, defensive tackle, 2010
Stephen Peterman, guard, 2003
Patrick Peterson, cornerback, 2010
Ethan Pocic, center, 2016
Remi Prudhomme, tackle, 1964
Josh Reed, wide receiver, 2001
Eric Reid, safety, 2012
George Rice, tackle, 1965
Albert Richardson, linebacker, 1982
Lance Smith, offensive tackle, 1984
Marcus Spears, defensive end, 2004
Craig Steltz, safety, 2007
Marvin “Moose” Stewart, center, 1935, 1936
Derek Stingley Jr., cornerback, 2019, 2020
Jerry Stovall, halfback, 1962
George Tarasovic, center, 1951
Jimmy Taylor, fullback, 1957
Gaynell “Gus” Tinsley, end, 1935, 1936
Billy Truax, end, 1963
Corey Webster, cornerback, 2003, 2004
Devin White, linebacker, 2018
Tre’Davious White, cornerback, 2016
Ben Wilkerson, center, 2004
Greedy Williams, cornerback, 2018
Kyle Williams, defensive tackle, 2005
Mike Williams, cornerback, 1974
Brad Wing, punter, 2011
Roy “Moonie” Winston, guard, 1961
Claude Wroten, defensive tackle, 2005


All-America Capsules (chronological)

Gaynell (Gus) Tinsley
End – 1935, 1936
Associated Press
The Tigers’ first consensus All-American, Gaynell (Gus) Tinsley was a unanimous selection in both 1935 and 1936. He played both ways as an end and led LSU to two SEC titles and three Sugar Bowl appearances. After earning three letters with the Tigers from 1934-36, he went on to a successful NFL career where he was twice named an All-Pro selection while playing for the Chicago Cardinals. Tinsley later returned to LSU where he served as the Tigers’ head coach from 1948-54. During the 1949 season he led LSU to an 8-2-0 season that included wins over the Southern, Southeastern and Southwest Conference champions and a Sugar Bowl tilt versus Oklahoma. He was a charter member of the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame.

Marvin (Moose) Stewart
Center – 1935, 1936
Helms Foundation
A three-year letterwinner for the Tigers (1934-36), Marvin (Moose) Stewart was selected to the Helms Foundation All-American team in 1935. Later named an All-SEC selection by the Associated Press in 1936, he helped the Tigers to back-to-back SEC titles in 1935 and 1936. Stewart was a charter member of the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame.

Ken Kavanaugh, Sr.
End – 1939
Associated Press
A standout receiver for the Tigers from 1937-39, Ken Kavanaugh, Sr., was selected as an All-American by the Associated Press and finished seventh in the Heisman balloting during his senior season. A two-time AP first-team All-SEC selection (1938-39), Kavanaugh was known for scoring all four touchdowns in the Tigers’ 28-7 victory over Holy Cross in 1939. He went on to an outstanding professional career with the New York Giants, where he continued with the organization as a scout after his playing career. A superb athlete, Kavanaugh also enjoyed a brief stint in baseball’s professional ranks after lettering on the diamond at LSU. His son, Ken. Jr., lettered at LSU from 1969-71 as a receiver on the football team.

George Tarasovic
Center – 1951
National Editorial Alliance
George Tarasovic was a junior college transfer who, although playing and lettering only one year at LSU, was named both an All-America and All-SEC selection that season. An all-around athlete in high school, Tarasovic’s college career was abbreviated because of military service during the Korean War. However, after returning from the service Tarasovic resumed his playing career at the professional level where he saw over a dozen years of action in the NFL and AFL.

Sid Fournet
Tackle – 1954
Associated Press, UPI, FWAA, National Editorial Alliance, Williamson, INS
An extremely durable performer, Sid Fournet played guard and tackle on both sides of the ball. Earning All-America distinction in 1954, Fournet was credited with seeing action in 83 percent of the Tigers’ total plays that season. Also a two-time first-team All-SEC selection, he was honored by both AP and UPI in 1953 and 1954.

Jimmy Taylor
Fullback – 1957
Viewed as one of the most complete football players to have ever played the game, Jimmy Taylor was named a All-American by the Football Writers Association of America in 1957. Voted the MVP of the 1958 Senior Bowl, he went on to a legendary pro career with the Green Bay Packers (1958-66) and New Orleans Saints (1967) and was later inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1976. Taylor is also a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame.

Billy Cannon
Halfback – 1958, 1959
1959 Heisman Trophy, Associated Press (1958-59), UPI (1958-59), National Editorial Alliance (1958-59), Central Press (1958-59), American Football Coaches Association (1958-59), The Sporting News (1958-59), FWAA (1958-59), New York Daily News (1958-59), NBC (1958-59), Time (1958), Leahy (1958), Hearst (1959).
The greatest football player ever to don the Purple and Gold, Billy Cannon was awarded the Heisman Trophy in 1959. He was given virtually every honor that could be bestowed on an individual, including All-America accolades in 1958 and 1959. Cannon was considered almost as valuable on defense as he was on offense. His 89-yard punt return in 1959 against Ole Miss has become a gridiron legend, but few remember that he and Warren Rabb stuffed Ole Miss at the goal line of a fourth and inches to preserve the dramatic 7-3 victory. A three-year letterwinner for the Tigers (1957-59), he was also a two-time first-team All-SEC selection (1958-59).

Max Fugler
Center – 1958
A bulwark for the White Team, Max Fugler was instrumental in the Tigers’ 1958 national championship. Named an All-American by the Football Writers Association of America and NBC that same year, he was heralded as an outstanding blocker on offense and incomparable down lineman on defense. His defensive work was exemplified by the number of goal line and fourth down stands the Tigers had during 1958 and 1959. He was also named a first-team All-SEC selection by UPI in 1958.

Roy (Moonie) Winston
Guard – 1961
Associated Press, UPI, National Editorial Alliance, Central Press, FWAA, Kodak/American Football Coaches Association, New York Daily News, The Sporting News, Time
A 1961 All-America selection at guard, Roy (Moonie) Winston excelled on defense with a strong initial charge, plus speed and agility. Soft-spoken, Winston was a born leader that was elected by his teammates as the Tigers’ team captain in 1961. Winston also earned first-team All-SEC honors from the AP and UPI that same year. In addition, he played on LSU’s SEC champion baseball team in the early 1960’s before enjoying a brilliant NFL career in Minnesota.

Fred Miller
Tackle – 1962
A stellar lineman for the great LSU teams of the early 1960s, Fred Miller originally signed with Tulane after finishing at Homer High School, but he found out he was one English credit short, so he was bound for Texas A&M until Paul Dietzel sold his family on LSU. He played alongside Moonie Winston in 1961 and was a blocker for Heisman runner-up Jerry Stovall in 1962. In his three seasons, LSU played in two bowls, the Orange (25-7 over Colorado) and Cotton (13-0 over Texas). He was drafted by the Colts and later earned All-Pro honors. He is a member of LSU’s Modern Day Team of the Century.

Jerry Stovall
Halfback – 1962
Associated Press, UPI, National Editorial Alliance, Central Press, FWAA, Kodak/American Football Coaches Association, New York Daily News, The Sporting News, Time, CBS
Ironically, Jerry Stovall was the last recruit signed by LSU after he graduated from high school. Once with the Tigers he earned All-America accolades and finished second in the 1962 Heisman Trophy balloting. Also a two-time All-SEC selection, Stovall went on to play nine seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals before becoming an assistant coach at South Carolina. He later returned to LSU as assistant coach and was named head coach after the tragic death of Bo Rein in 1980. He took LSU to the 1983 Orange Bowl and was named National Coach of the Year by the Walter Camp Football Foundation after the 1982 season.

Billy Truax
End – 1963
Football News
Billy Truax was an excellent blocker, but LSU’s offense in that era was geared towards the run and, consequently, his talents as a pass receiver were never exploited. Football News honored him as an All-American in 1963, the same year the UPI recognized him as a first-team all-conference honoree. Truax’s son, Chris, was an offensive lineman at LSU from 1988-91.

Remi Prudhomme
Tackle – 1964
National Editorial Alliance, New York Daily News, Football News
A stalwart of the Chinese Bandits, Remi Prudhomme was an unusually strong player. His size and weight made him unique and his aggressive temperament was ideal for the role in which he was cast. Named a 1964 All-American by the National Editorial Alliance, the New York Daily News and the Football News, he also garnered all-conference honors from the UPI. Prudhomme went on to a brilliant pro career with the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints.

Doug Moreau
Split End – 1965
Football News
Doug Moreau’s pass-catching ability was heralded, but his place kicking had to be recognized. In his junior season, his talented toe was responsible for the first two victories of the year, a 9-6 win over the Texas Aggies and 3-0 victory against Rice. The AP named him a first-team All-SEC pick in 1964 before he earned All-America honors from the Football News in 1965. Moreau went on to play professional ball with the Miami Dolphins, earned a law degree and served as a district judge in Baton Rouge. He currently serves as the color analyst for the LSU Sports Radio Network.

George Rice
Tackle – 1965
Time, The Sporting News
A local lad, George Rice’s prowess in high school overlapped three sports: football, basketball and track. Extremely powerful, his specialty in track was the shot put. On the gridiron he was a devastating blocker and tackler who played in three bowl games during his career. Rice was named a first-team All-SEC selection by UPI in 1964 and an All-American by Time and The Sporting News a year later. He participated in the Hula Bowl and went on to a long, successful career in the NFL before returning to LSU as a graduate assistant.

John Garlington
End – 1967
Kodak/American Football Coaches Association
An incredible athlete whose talents typified his play and teamwork, John Garlington had excellent speed and lateral pursuit. Opponents were timid when it came to attacking his side of the defensive line. Even with his size, he was a speed merchant. In the 1966 Rice encounter, Garlington picked off an errant pass and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown. A 1967 Kodak/AFCA All-American, he was also a two-time first-team All-SEC selection (1966 and 1967).

George Bevan
Linebacker – 1969
FWAA, Kodak/American Football Coaches Association
Possibly the finest all-around linebacker ever to play at LSU, George Bevan’s size had absolutely nothing to do with his desire, competitiveness, leadership and commitment. In the first game of his junior year, he injured his Achilles tendon to such an extent that he underwent several surgeries and spent 32 months on crutches. There was little hope he would ever play football again, but by the summer of 1969, his determination had earned him a starting role. Although Bevan had many notable moments, his blocked extra point against Auburn in the classic 21-20 victory by LSU had to be his crowning achievement. He was named both an All-America and All-SEC (AP and UPI) selection in 1969. Bevan earned his law degree from LSU.

Tommy Casanova
Cornerback – 1969, 1970, 1971
Associated Press (1969-70), Kodak/American Football Coaches Association (1969-70), UPI (1971), Central Press (1971), FWAA (1971), Walter Camp (1971), Football News (1971), Time (1971)
Versatility personified might be the best description of the myriad talents of Tommy Casanova. During his three-year LSU career, he played offense and defense, returned punts and kickoffs, and did everything except handle the water cart. A fearless competitor, he led the team by example through three brilliant seasons and entered immortality as a result of his actions, both on and off the field. A three-time All-American, Casanova is one of just six three-time All-SEC performers in LSU history (1969-70-71). Following his collegiate career, Casanova played several seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals while pursuing his medical degree. He is now is an ophthalmologist in his hometown of Crowley, La.

Mike Anderson
Linebacker – 1970
Associated Press, UPI, Central Press, FWAA, Kodak/American Football Coaches Association, Football News, Time
Mike Anderson started every game during his three years as a linebacker at LSU. In fact, he was the second of three straight All-America linebackers produced by the Tigers: George Bevan in 1969; Anderson in 1970; and Warren Capone in 1973. Anderson was noted for one great play — at Auburn in 1970, LSU was leading 17-9, the Plainsmen had the ball, fourth and one inch and 6-2, 225-pound fullback Wallace Clark drove for the TD. Anderson met him head-on short of pay dirt and his feat became that of which legends are made. Named an All-American in 1970, he was also recognized as a first-team All-SEC pick by the AP and UPI that same year.

Ronnie Estay
Tackle – 1971
Kodak/American Football Coaches Association
One of the quickest defensive linemen ever to play at LSU, Ronnie Estay, a true Cajun, anchored a defense that allowed the fewest yards in the nation. During his junior year, he tackled both quarterbacks Pat Sullivan of Auburn and Archie Manning of Ole Miss for safeties. In 1971, he was recognized as a Kodak/AFCA All-American as well as a first-team All-SEC selection by the AP and UPI.

Bert Jones
Quarterback – 1972
UPI, National Editorial Alliance, Kodak/American Football Coaches Association, Time, The Sporting News
Bert Jones possessed as strong an arm as any quarterback in college history. He finished fourth in the balloting for the 1972 Heisman Trophy, won an SEC title as a sophomore and played in three bowl games while compiling a 26-6-1 career mark. He started only two games prior to the next-to-last game of his junior season, but started every one after that. Jones’ most notable feats came against Notre Dame in 1971 (28-8), and Ole Miss in 1972 when, with time expired, he threw a touchdown pass to Brad Davis for the 17-16 LSU victory. A 1972 All-American and first-team All-SEC selection, he was the first pick in the 1973 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts.

Warren Capone
Linebacker – 1972, 1973
FWAA (1972-73), Kodak/American Football Coaches Association (1973)
Warren Capone was another in the long line of Baton Rouge natives who starred at LSU. He played in the Sun, Bluebonnet and Orange Bowls during his years as a starting linebacker. For his efforts, he was named an All-American in 1972 and 1973 as well as first-team All-SEC by the AP in 1972 and both the AP and UPI in 1973. Capone played for Birmingham in the World Football League and the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl. He is the past president of the National “L” Club.

Tyler LaFauci
Guard – 1973
Associated Press, National Editorial Alliance, Walter Camp
During Tyler LaFauci’s three-year career, LSU compiled a 27-8-1 mark and participated in three bowl games: Sun, Bluebonnet and Orange. His lack of height didn’t inhibit his determination and competitiveness as he excelled both as a pass blocker and a pulling blocker. A 1973 All-American, he was also a first-team All-SEC pick as voted on by the AP and UPI that year. Also a brilliant student, LaFauci went on to postgraduate work and earned a physical therapist degree, a profession he practices in Baton Rouge.

Mike Williams
Cornerback – 1974
Kodak/American Football Coaches Association, The Sporting News, Time
Feisty, aggressive, determined and unyielding; those were the adjectives that best described the play of Mike Williams. Named Sports Illustrated’s Back-of-the-Week for his play against Kentucky in 1973, he was also named an All-American by Kodak/AFCA, The Sporting News and Time during the 1974 season.

Charles Alexander
Tailback – 1977, 1978
UPI (1977), Kodak/American Football Coaches Association (1977-78), FWAA (1977-78), Walter Camp (1977-78), The Sporting News (1978),
National Editorial Alliance (1978)
At the end of a stellar career that included a pair of All-America and All-SEC (AP and UPI) honors, Charles Alexander’s name sat atop nine SEC categories, tied for another conference mark and topped 27 LSU records. In two bowl games, he was responsible for 330 yards. Alexander still holds the school records for most rushes in a game (43), most yards in a season (1686) and most yards gained per game in a season (153.3). He was drafted in the first round by Cincinnati and played in the Super Bowl. Alexander was selected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

Robert Dugas
Offensive Tackle – 1978
Football News
Suffice it to say, Robert Dugas’ academic prowess surpassed his athletic ability, which was considerable. He was a member of the self-named “Root Hogs” which cleared the way for many of Charles Alexander’s record setting performances. Dugas was named to the Football News’ All-America team in 1978, the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team in 1977 and to All-SEC teams both in 1977 and 1978.

James Britt
Cornerback – 1982
National Editorial Alliance
After three seasons, James Britt appeared ready to blossom. But in the second game of the 1981 season against Notre Dame, he intercepted a pass to set up a field goal, and a few minutes later, a broken arm ended his year. He went on to have an outstanding senior season in 1982 that was capped with All-America honors from the National Editorial Alliance. Britt was a second-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons and played there several years before entering a successful business career in the Georgia capital. Named an Academic All-American by CoSIDA in 1982, he was also a first-team All-SEC pick by the AP in 1982.

Albert Richardson
Linebacker – 1982
Football News
Albert Richardson still holds the LSU records for most tackles in a game (21 vs. South Carolina, 1982) and a career (952) and for 21 years, he also held LSU’s single-season record for tackles (150, 1981). Named an All-American by the Football News in 1982, Richardson was also selected as a first-team All-SEC performer by the AP and UPI that same year. His genes fitted him for a role in football as his father, Albert, Sr., was a Baton Rouge High School assistant coach.

Eric Martin
Split End – 1983
The Sporting News
A converted running back, Eric Martin compiled a brilliant record during his four years in varsity competition. At one time he was the school record holder in season (52) and career (105) receptions, yards in a single game (209) and most yards in a season (1,064). As a freshman, he was second in the nation in kickoff returns, a total that included a 100-yarder for a touchdown against Kentucky. A 1983 Sporting News All-American, he was also a two-time first-team All-SEC selection. He was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

Lance Smith
Offensive Tackle – 1984
UPI, Kodak/American Football Coaches Association, Football News
Lance Smith’s size and quickness ideally suited him as he was named to the SEC All-Freshman team. Smith matured both physically and emotionally during his first two years in Tigertown and was strong as a bull by the time his junior season came around. He earned All-America honors from UPI, Kodak/AFCA and Football News in 1984, in addition to first-team All-SEC honors from the AP and UPI. Later, a third round choice by Phoenix, Smith quickly earned a starting role with the Cardinals.

Michael Brooks
Linebacker – 1985
Associated Press, Scripps-Howard News Service
Michael Brooks stepped in from the very first game and showed his potential. His impressive play on the field earned him All-America honors as a junior and it was thought he would be a cinch to become one of the few two-time All-Americans in LSU history. But a knee injury in the Florida game sidelined Brooks for the remainder of the season. He was named first-team All-SEC in 1985 by the AP, UPI and SEC Coaches. The Denver Broncos drafted him in the third round.

Wendell Davis
Split End – 1986, 1987
FWAA (1986-87), The Sporting News (1986-87), Washington Post (1986), College and Pro Football Newsweekly (1986), UPI (1987), Kodak/American Football Coaches Association (1987), Football News (1987), Scripps-Howard News Service (1987)
One of the most prolific receivers in LSU history, two-time All-American Wendall Davis had 100 or more receiving yards in 12 games during his career. He finished his career with a then SEC record 2,708 yards receiving, a mark that still ranks second in LSU history and 17th in SEC history. Davis also still ranks among the top 15 in the SEC in single season receiving yards (1,244), single season receptions (80) and career receptions (183). He was also named a first-team All-SEC pick by the AP, UPI and SEC Coaches in 1987 and 1988 and was later drafted by the Chicago Bears.

Nacho Albergamo
Center – 1987
Associated Press, UPI, Walter Camp, Kodak/American Football Coaches Association, FWAA, The Sporting News, Football News, Scripps-Howard News Service
Nacho Albergamo was LSU’s most decorated player in 1987. Along with guard Eric Andolsek, they comprised LSU’s “A” team which anchored the fearsome Tiger offensive line that helped pave the way to a school record 4,843 offensive yards. Also a quality student, Albergamo was named the 1987 Toyota Leader of the Year and was one of 11 recipients of the 1987 National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete awards. He was twice named an Academic All-American by CoSIDA (1986 and 1987). Also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership fraternity, he maintained a near 3.5 GPA in pre-med/zoology and attended LSU Medical School. Albergamo was also named a first-team All-SEC selection by the AP, UPI and SEC Coaches in 1987. He is currently a doctor of internal medicine in Baton Rouge.

Greg Jackson
Safety – 1988
Gannett News Service
Greg Jackson led the nation in interception return yardage in 1988 after tying the NCAA record with a 100-yard return versus Mississippi State and later adding a 71-yard return for a TD against Tulane. Jackson’s 219 interception return yards for the season have only ever been exceeded once in SEC history, by Mississippi’s Joe Brodsky’s 244 yards in 1956. He also returned punts for LSU, taking back 11 for 99 yards in 1988. Named first-team All-SEC by the AP and SEC Coaches, he was later drafted by the New York Giants.

Kevin Faulk
All-Purpose – 1996
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LSU’s all-time leading rusher and a three-time All-SEC choice, Kevin Faulk led the SEC in all-purpose yards and ranked No. 2 in the league in rushing as a sophomore. Named an AP All-American as an all-purpose player that year, his 246 yards in the season opener against Houston set an LSU single-game record. Faulk was a consensus All-SEC choice in 1996, 1997 and 1998, and the SEC Freshman Offensive Player of the Year in 1995. He led the SEC in rushing during both his junior and senior seasons and also topped the league in scoring as a senior. He was selected by the New England Patriots in the 1999 NFL draft and was a member of their 2002, 2004 and 2005 Super Bowl Champion teams.

David LaFleur
Tight End – 1996
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An imposing figure who was both a punishing blocker and a fine pass catcher, David LaFleur helped lead a resurgence of LSU football in the 1990s. The Tigers’ receptions leader as a senior in 1996, he earned All-America honors from the Walter Camp Foundation that same year and was named All-SEC during both his sophomore and senior seasons. He finished his career with 71 catches for 881 yards and five touchdowns, but he was also instrumental in LSU’s place as the top rushing team in the SEC in 1996 because of his blocking abilities. Following his graduation from LSU, he was chosen in the first round of the NFL draft by the Dallas Cowboys.

Alan Faneca
Offensive Guard – 1997
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A dominating run blocker, Alan Faneca was the first Outland Trophy finalist in LSU history and LSU’s first winner of the Jacobs Trophy (given to the best blocker in the SEC) since 1978. Faneca, a 1997 All-America selection, anchored a heralded offensive line that helped pace LSU to SEC rushing titles in 1996 and 1997. Following his junior season, Faneca chose to enter the NFL draft where he was selected in the first round by Pittsburgh and went on to win the 2007 Super Bowl with the Steelers. He retired from the NFL following the 2010 season.

Chad Kessler
Punter – 1997
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Chad Kessler became the first player in college football history to average over 50.0 yards per punt for a full season. He was an All-SEC choice his sophomore year and, after an average junior season, he exploded onto the national scene as the country’s top punter. An excellent student, he finished his career with a 3.91 GPA and was named a first-team Academic All-American. Kessler signed a free agent contract with Tampa Bay out of LSU and then decided to pursue a career in medicine. He is now a doctor of Otolaryngology in Charlotte, N.C.

Todd McClure
Center – 1998
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An All-American and two-time All-SEC center, Todd McClure also served as LSU’s offensive team captain. LSU rolled to a 25-12 record with McClure as the starting center, a role he assumed beginning midway through his freshman year. He played an integral role in LSU’s team rushing in 1996 and 1997. McClure was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1999 NFL Draft.

Anthony McFarland
Noseguard – 1998
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One of LSU’s most outstanding and colorful linemen in 1998, Anthony McFarland earned All-America honors from the Associated Press and Football News that year. A four-year starter and a defensive co-captain as a senior, he finished his career ranked sixth in LSU history in quarterback sacks with 17. He was a first-team All-SEC pick as a senior, a second-team selection as a sophomore, the Defensive MVP of the 1996 Peach Bowl and the 1995 SEC Freshman Co-Defensive Player of the Year. McFarland was drafted as the 15th overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay and won two Super Bowl rings – one with the Buccaneers and one with the Indianapolis Colts.

Josh Reed
Wide Receiver – 2001
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Josh Reed re-wrote both the LSU and SEC record books in 2001 as he caught a school-record 94 passes for an SEC-record 1,740 yards on his way to becoming a consensus first-team All-American. Reed led the nation in both receiving yards and yards per game. Reed, who won the Biletnikoff Award as a junior in 2001, wrapped up his career as the SEC’s all-time leader in receiving yards. In his final game in an LSU uniform, Reed set Sugar Bowl records with 14 receptions for 239 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Tigers’ 47-34 victory over Illinois. Reed capped his career by setting 17 school, SEC or Sugar Bowl records as a junior. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round.

Bradie James
Linebacker – 2002
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Bradie James capped his career as one of the most outstanding student-athletes in LSU football history. As a senior in 2002, James earned first-team All-America honors and was named a National Scholar-Athlete by the National Football Foundation. He finished his career ranked second in LSU history with 418 tackles, which included a school-record 154 in 2002. James earned first-team All-SEC honors twice and was also named the Defensive MVP of the 2000 Peach Bowl. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round.

Stephen Peterman
Offensive Guard – 2003,, The Sporting News
One of the nation’s top offensive linemen as a senior in 2003, Stephen Peterman put the finishing touches on his LSU career by being selected a first-team All-American by three publications –, and The Sporting News. A three-year starter on the offensive line, Peterman played in 48 games, including 29 starts. In a season that culminated with LSU winning the national title, Peterman allowed only one sack while being whistled for just nine penalties in all of 2003. He was drafted in the third round by the Dallas Cowboys.

Chad Lavalais
Defensive Tackle – 2003
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The anchor on the LSU defense in 2003, Chad Lavalais was the driving defensive force behind the Tigers’ run to the 2003 BCS National Championship. Lavalais, a finalist for both the Nagurski and Outland Awards, earned first-team All-America honors from six publications, while also being named the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year by the league’s coaches. Lavalais earned National Defensive Player of the Year honors from The Sporting News after leading an LSU defense that ranked first in the country in scoring and total defense. He went on to be drafted in the fifth round by the Atlanta Falcons.

Skyler Green
Return Specialist – 2003, 2005, (2003), (2005)
The first punt Skyler Green returned in college resulted in a 62-yard touchdown against Arizona in week two of the 2003 season. By the time Green’s career had come to an end, he had set an LSU record by returning four punts for touchdowns on his way to earning first-team All-America honors in both 2003 and 2005. Green led the nation in punt returns as a sophomore in 2003 with an 18.5 average. For his career, Green finished first in LSU history in punts returned for a TD (4) and second in punt return yards (1,064). He was drafted in the fourth round by the Dallas Cowboys.

Corey Webster
Cornerback – 2003, 2004
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One of the nation’s top cover cornerbacks as a junior and senior, Corey Webster became LSU’s first two-time first-team All-American since Wendell Davis in 1986-87. Webster capped his career in 2004 by earning first-team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association and The Sporting News. As a senior, Webster recorded 33 tackles and two interceptions for the nation’s No. 3 rated defense. Originally signed as a wide receiver, Webster played his first season with the Tigers on offense before making the switch to the secondary prior to his sophomore season. Webster tied an LSU single game record with three interceptions against Florida in 2002 and he holds the school record in passes defended with 49. He was drafted in the second round by the New York Giants and has won two Super Bowl rings.

Marcus Spears
Defensive End – 2004
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Marcus Spears capped his LSU career in grand fashion, earning first-team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Foundation, the Associated Press and the American Football Coaches Association in 2004. As a senior, Spears led a Tiger defense that ranked No. 3 in the nation with 17 tackles for losses and nine sacks. He also recorded 49 tackles for LSU in 2004 and returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown. Spears’ LSU career concluded with 19 sacks, which ranks fifth in school history, and 34.5 tackles for loss, which ranks seventh at the school. He was the 20th overall pick by the Dallas Cowboys.

Ben Wilkerson
Center – 2004
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A starter at center for the best four-year stretch in school history, Ben Wilkerson capped his career with the Tigers by earning first-team All-America honors in 2004 from both the American Football Coaches Association and The Sporting News. In addition to his All-America honors, Wilkerson was also named the co-recipient of the Rimington Trophy, which is presented annually to the top center in college football. Wilkerson did all of this as a senior despite having his final season with the Tigers cut short due to a knee injury. In four years with the Tigers, Wilkerson was a mainstay on the offensive line, helping LSU to a 33-8 mark in his 41 career starts at center.

Kyle Williams
Defensive Tackle – 2005
The anchor on the LSU defensive line as a senior in 2005, Kyle Williams earned first-team All-America honors from In 2005, Williams recorded 61 tackles, 7.5 tackles for losses and 4.5 sacks. He also had 21 QB hurries and batted down five passes at the line of scrimmage. He was drafted in the fifth round by the Buffalo Bills.

Claude Wroten
Defensive Tackle – 2005
Considered one of the most dominant defensive linemen in college football in 2005, Claude Wroten teamed with fellow defensive tackle Kyle Williams to give LSU a pair of All-America defensive tackles. Wroten capped his senior year with 49 tackles and a team-best 10.5 tackles for loss. He was a third round pick of the St. Louis Rams in the NFL Draft.

LaRon Landry
Free Safety – 2006
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Considered one of the best defensive backs in all of college football in 2006, LaRon Landry became LSU’s then-highest drafted defensive player in school history when he was selected as the No. 6 overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. A four-year starter that capped his career with 48 consecutive starts, Landry was named a first-team All-American and a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award during his senior season. Landry finished his LSU career ranked No. 2 in school history in passes broken up and tied for No. 3 in interceptions with 40 and 12, respectively.

Glenn Dorsey
Defensive Tackle – 2006, 2007
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Glenn Dorsey capped his career as the most decorated defender in school history, earning numerous national awards and All-America honors as both a junior and senior before becoming the highest drafted defensive player in school history as the fifth pick of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. A consensus All-American in 2007, Dorsey anchored an LSU defense that rated No. 3 nationally in yards allowed in both 2006 and 2007. Dorsey was also named the winner of the Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi and Lott Awards following his senior season in 2007. Dorsey led the Tigers to the 2007 national title.

Ali Highsmith
Linebacker – 2007
A three-year starter, Ali Highsmith earned first-team All-America honors from following his senior season in 2007. Highsmith played a key role for an LSU defense that ranked among the top 10 in the nation in total defense, pass defense and turnovers gained. For the year, Highsmith recorded 101 tackles and 9.0 tackles for loss.

Craig Steltz
Safety – 2007
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Craig Steltz made the most of his first full season as a starter at safety, earning numerous All-America honors as well as being named one of three finalists for the Thorpe Award in 2007. Steltz tied an LSU record with three interceptions against Mississippi State in 2007. Steltz went on to lead the Tigers with 101 tackles and his six interceptions ranked first in the SEC. He was a fourth-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears.

Herman Johnson
Offensive Line – 2008
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Herman Johnson capped his career at LSU by being named a first team All-America by the Associated Press following his senior season in 2009. As a senior, Johnson started all 13 games at left guard for the Tigers as he helped anchor an offensive line that blocked for 1,000-yard rusher Charles Scott. Johnson played a total of 889 snaps from scrimmage and finished second on the team with 62 knockdowns.

Patrick Peterson
Cornerback – 2010
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The most decorated defensive back in school history, Patrick Peterson was a consensus All-America as a junior for the Tigers in 2010. Peterson, who also won both the Thorpe and Bednarik Awards, led an LSU defense that ranked among the top 10 nationally in four categories. Peterson was also a special teams standout, earning SEC Player of the Year honors for his return ability. Peterson, who helped the Tigers to an 11-2 overall mark and a Cotton Bowl victory in 2010, was picked fifth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

Josh Jasper
Placekicker – 2010
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The first consensus All-America placekicker in school history, Josh Jasper led the nation in field goals with 28 as a senior in 2010. Jasper set the LSU single-game record for field goals with five against Mississippi State in 2010 on his way to earning first-team All-SEC honors. Jasper finished his career as the all-time LSU leader in field goal percentage (.839). His 28 field goals in 2010 shattered the LSU single-season record.

Drake Nevis
Defensive Tackle – 2010
Drake Nevis continued an LSU defensive line tradition by being named first-team All-America by after leading the Tigers to an 11-2 mark and a Cotton Bowl victory over Texas A&M. Nevis, a first-team All-SEC pick as a senior, recorded 56 tackles, 13.0 tackles for losses and six sacks for an LSU defense that ranked among the best in the nation. Nevis became the fifth LSU defensive tackle since 2001 to earn first-team All-America honors. He was selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

Will Blackwell
Offensive Guard – 2011,, Sporting News, Yahoo Sports
Will Blackwell became the first LSU offensive lineman in four years to earn first team All-America honors, anchoring a line that spearheaded one of the nation’s most prolific rushing attacks. Blackwell earned a spot on Sporting News and Yahoo Sports’ All-America teams. He made 10 starts at left guard and four at right guard, recording team highs in snaps (833) and knockdowns (112.5).

Morris Claiborne
Cornerback – 2011
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For the second year in a row, LSU was the home of the nation’s top cornerback as Morris Claiborne claimed the Thorpe Award in 2011. A consensus first-team All-American, Claiborne tallied 51 tackles and six interceptions as a senior while leading the nation in interception return yards with 173. Claiborne also doubled as a return specialist. He finished his career tied for sixth in LSU career interceptions (11) and second in interception return yards (274). Claiborne was LSU’s highest drafted player in 2012, going No. 6 overall to the Dallas Cowboys. It marked the first time since the NFL’s merger that a school produced the top defensive back selection in consecutive drafts.

Tyrann Mathieu
Cornerback, Return Specialist – 2011
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An electrifying player with tremendous heart, Tyrann Mathieu became a fan favorite in 2011 with his uncanny ability to make big plays. Mathieu earned first-team All-America honors as both a cornerback and return specialist in helping LSU reach the BCS National Championship Game. The winner of the Bednarik Award as the nation’s top defender, Mathieu led the Tigers with 76 tackles to go with six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and two interceptions. He also returned punts for touchdowns in wins over Arkansas and Georgia. Mathieu finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy balloting.

Sam Montgomery
Defensive End – 2011
An intimidating presence at defensive end, Sam Montgomery had a breakout season as a sophomore in 2011. Coming off a knee injury a season prior, Montgomery ranked sixth in the SEC in sacks (9.0) and eighth in tackles for loss (15.0). He finished the year with 49 total tackles and four quarterback hurries. Montgomery was a standout on a run defense that led the SEC in sacks and tackles for loss and ranked in the top 15 nationally in those categories as well. He was drafted in the third round by the Houston Texans following his junior year of 2012.

Brad Wing
Punter – 2011
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In his first collegiate season, Brad Wing became just the second first-team All-America punter for LSU and the first since 1997. The Australian native led the SEC in percentage of punts downed inside the 20-yard line as he placed 27-of-59 (46 percent) inside the 20. He allowed only six return yards during the regular season and he boomed the third-longest punt in school history with a 73-yarder at Alabama.

Kevin Minter
Linebacker – 2012
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In 2012, Kevin Minter delivered one of the best seasons by a linebacker in LSU history. The first-team All-American finished his junior year with 130 tackles, representing the fourth-highest total in program history and 14th nationally. Minter tallied a team-best 15.0 tackles for loss, which ranked ninth in LSU single-season annals. He concluded his career with an LSU bowl game record 19 tackles in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, which ranked eighth in college bowl game history. His 17 solo tackles earlier in the season at Florida shattered an LSU record and were the most by an NCAA player all season. He was taken in the second round (No. 45) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

Eric Reid
Safety – 2012
Eric Reid – a standout player on and off the field – was recognized by six media outlets as a first-team All-American, becoming the first LSU safety since Craig Steltz (2007) to do so. Reid finished third on the team in tackles in 2012 with 91, and he was the leader of the Tiger secondary that ranked among the nation’s best in points allowed and total yards. He concluded his career with 10 tackles and a recovered fumble in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. Following his junior season, Reid was chosen in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers with the No. 18 overall pick.

Odell Beckham Jr.
Kick Returner, All-Purpose – 2013
One of the most dynamic players in LSU history, Odell Beckham Jr. established himself as a threat to score every time he touched the football. As a junior in 2013 he shattered the LSU single-season record for most all-purpose yards with 2,315, breaking the previous best of 2,120 by Domanick Davis in 2002. Beckham Jr. recorded 1,152 receiving yards, 845 yards on kickoff returns, 160 punt return yards, 100 yards on a missed field goal return for a touchdown and 58 rushing yards during the 2013 season. He was recognized as a first-team All-America kick returner by the Football Writers Association of America and a first-team All-America all-purpose player by Beckham Jr. was selected with the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Leonard Fournette
Running Back – 2015
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Leonard Fournette staked his claim as one of the nation’s best players with a record-breaking sophomore season in 2015. Fournette led the nation with an LSU single-season record 162.8 yards rushing per game. He also set LSU single-season rushing records with 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns as he averaged 6.5 yards per carry. Fournette became a consensus All-American when honored by the AP, FWAA and Walter Camp as a first-team running back. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jalen Mills
Safety – 2015
A four-year starter in the LSU secondary, Jalen Mills made his mark at both cornerback and safety with 46 career starts during his career, finishing with 216 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, six interceptions, 16 pass breakups and 4.0 sacks. Limited by injury in his senior season, Mills still recorded 30 tackles, including a season-best nine at Alabama. He was selected in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jamal Adams
Defensive back – 2016
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One of the most talented defensive backs in school history, Jamal Adams capped his career at LSU earning first team All-America honors as a junior in 2016 when he helped the Tigers lead the nation by allowing only 16 touchdowns all season. Adams, who started 26 games in his career, was a key member of a LSU defense that ranked in the Top 10 in the nation in yards allowed per game in 2015 and 2016. He wrapped up his career with 209 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and five interceptions and was named a permanent Team Captain for the 2016 squad.

Ethan Pocic
Center – 2016
A three-year starter on the offensive line and a permanent Team Captain for the Tigers in 2016, Ethan Pocic became the first center to earn first team All-America honors for LSU since 2004. Pocic anchored an offensive line in 2016 that helped pave the way for LSU and Leonard Fournette, each of which broke the LSU single-game rushing record in 2016. Pocic started 37 games during his career and he was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week a school-record five times.

Tre’Davious White
Defensive Back – 2016
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A finalist for the prestigious Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back, Tre’Davious White was one of two first team All-America selections in the secondary for the Tigers in 2016. Wearing No. 18 as both a junior and senior, White started 47 games in his career and registered 167 tackles, 34 pass breakups, and scored four touchdowns for the Tigers. As a senior, White had 34 tackles and was considered the most difficult cornerback in college football to complete a pass against. White was named a permanent Team Captain for the 2016 Tigers and played in the Senior Bowl.

Grant Delpit
Safety – 2018, 2019
2018 Unanimous All-American
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A first team All-American in 2018 and 2019, Grant Delpit claimed the Thorpe Award as the top defensive back in college football following his junior season in 2019. A three-year starter in the secondary for the Tigers, he was one of the most productive defensive backs in school history with 199 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks and eight interceptions. The 2018 Jack Tatum Award winner was the ninth player in school history to earn unanimous All-America honors. He was chosen with selected in the second round (No. 44) of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.

Devin White
Linebacker – 2018
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Considered one of the best players in LSU history, Devin White was named a consensus first team All-America following his junior season in 2018. White was LSU’s first winner of the Butkus Award as college football’s top linebacker in 2018 and the highest drafted linebacker in LSU history when he was selected in the first round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the No. 5 pick. A tremendous leader who was twice named permanent team captain for LSU in 2017 and 2018, White was a complete package for an inside linebacker with great range and instincts and a knack for finding the football. White finished his career with 286 total tackles, 29.0 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks while responsible for nine turnovers – four fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and an interception.

Greedy Williams
Defensive Back – 2018
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Tremendous cover corner that capped his LSU career as a finalist for the Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back. Williams earned first team All-America honors when honored by Walter Camp, Football Writers and American Football Coaches Association. Played in 24 games with 24 starts during his LSU career and led the SEC in interceptions in 2017 with six. Williams finished his career with eight interceptions, 71 tackles and 28 passes defended. He was selected in the second round (No. 46) by the Cleveland Browns in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Joe Burrow
Quarterback – 2019
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Joe Burrow set numerous NCAA, SEC and LSU records on his way to becoming the most decorated player in LSU football history and only the second Heisman Trophy winner in school history. Burrow became the first quarter and 10th player in school history to earn unanimous All-America honors. The LSU graduate won nearly every national award in 2019 and guided the Tigers to a 15-0 record and CFP National Championship. Burrow was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Ja’Marr Chase
Wide Receiver – 2019
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Ja’Marr Chase became the most decorated wide receiver in school history and won the 2019 Biletnikoff Award. The 11th player in LSU history and first wide receiver to become a unanimous All-American. Chase set the SEC record for receiving touchdowns in a season with 20 and receiving yards in a season with 1,780. Chase was the first receiver in LSU history with three 200-yard games in a season and led the nation in receiving touchdowns and yards.

Derek Stingley Jr.
Defensive Back – 2019, 2020
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Derek Stingley Jr. became the 12th player in LSU history to earn first team All-America honors twice in a career. He produced arguably the most impactful true freshman season in LSU history and the most decorated rookie in the history of the program. The Baton Rouge native started all 15 games at cornerback, earning consensus All-America honors in 2019. The shutdown corner totaled six interceptions, 15 pass breakups and 38 tackles.