Four Football Players on Coaches' All-SEC Teams

by Bill Martin (@LSUBillMartin)
Four Football Players on Coaches' All-SEC Teams

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — LSU senior offensive tackle Ciron Black earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors from the league’s coaches, and three other Tigers were named to the Coaches All-SEC Second Team, as the league office announced its postseason awards on Tuesday.

Senior wide receiver Brandon LaFell was named to the second-team offense. Sophomore cornerback Patrick Peterson and junior safety Chad Jones were recognized on the second-team defense.

LSU has now placed 16 players on the Coaches’ All-SEC first team since 2005 and has combined for a total of 29 players on the first and second teams since Les Miles was named head coach. LSU has placed at least one player on the first team All-SEC offense dating back to 2000.

Black, who was named to the Associated Press All-SEC first team on Monday, has started 52 straight games at left tackle, which has tied the school record of consecutive starts set by Andrew Whitworth. With one more start in the Capital One Bowl, Black will become the school’s record holder in that category. Black was a second-team All-SEC selection last season.

LaFell, a native of Houston, has caught 52 passes for 705 yards and 10 touchdowns. His 10 touchdown receptions are tied for fourth in the LSU single-season record books. For his career, LaFell has hauled in 170 passes, which is third in school history, while his 24 career touchdown catches is just two shy of tying the LSU record of 26 set by Dwayne Bowe.

Peterson, one of the nation’s elite cornerbacks, ranked third in the SEC in passes defended with 14. The sophomore registered 47 tackles and two interceptions while returning a blocked field goal 53 yards for a touchdown at Ole Miss. 

Jones tallied 66 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss. He racked up three interceptions, five pass breakups and returned a punt 93 yards for a touchdown at Mississippi State.

TE –  Aaron Hernandez, Florida
OL – Mike Pouncey, Florida
OL – Mike Johnson, Alabama
OL – Ciron Black, LSU
OL – * Mitch Petrus, Arkansas
OL – * John Jerry, Ole Miss
C – Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
WR – A.J. Green, Georgia
WR – Shay Hodge, Ole Miss
QB – # Tim Tebow, Florida
RB – # Mark Ingram, Alabama
RB – Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State

DL – Antonio Coleman, Auburn
DL – Terrence Cody, Alabama
DL- Carlos Dunlap, Florida
DL – Corey Peters, Kentucky
LB – # Rolando McClain, Alabama
LB – Eric Norwood, South Carolina
LB – Brandon Spikes, Florida
LB – Rennie Curran, Georgia
DB – Eric Berry, Tennessee 
DB – Joe Haden, Florida
DB – Javier Arenas, Alabama
DB – Mark Barron, Alabama  

PK – Leigh Tiffin, Alabama 
P – Drew Butler, Georgia
RS –  Javier Arenas, Alabama

TE – D.J. Williams, Arkansas
OL – Chris Scott, Tennessee
OL – Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State
OL – Lee Ziemba, Auburn
OL – Zipp Duncan, Kentucky
C – Ben Jones, Georgia 
WR – Brandon LaFell, LSU
WR – Julio Jones, Alabama
QB – Ryan Mallett, Arkansas
RB – Dexter McCluster, Ole Miss
RB – Montario Hardesty, Tennessee

DL –  Jermaine Cunningham, Florida
DL – Geno Atkins, Georgia
DL – * Dan Williams, Tennessee
DL – * Justin Houston, Georgia
DL – * Cliff Matthews, South Carolina
DL – * Malcolm Sheppard, Arkansas
DL – * Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State
LB – Micah Johnson, Kentucky
LB – Rico McCoy, Tennessee
LB – Chris Marve, Vanderbilt
LB – Ryan Stamper, Florida 
DB – Myron Lewis, Vanderbilt
DB – * Chad Jones, LSU
DB – * Walt McFadden, Auburn
DB – * Patrick Peterson, LSU
DB – * Trevard Lindley, Kentucky

PK – Blair Walsh, Georgia
P –  Brett Upson, Vanderbilt
RS – Warren Norman, Vanderbilt