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Three Tigers on SEC All-Freshman Team

by Jake Terry (@LSUjake)
Three Tigers on SEC All-Freshman Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Three members of the LSU football team were named to the 11th annual Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team, the league office announced Thursday.

Redshirt freshman defensive ends Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery and true freshman cornerback Tyrann Mathieu were named to the All-SEC Freshman defense.

The trio became the first LSU players to earn All-SEC Freshman honors since Terrence Toliver and Chad Jones were recognized in 2007.

A native of New Orleans, La., Mathieu made a name for himself quickly as he racked up a season-high nine tackles, one and a half tackles for a loss, one sack and one forced fumble in the season opener against North Carolina. Mathieu played in all 12 games, made one start and finished the season with 50 total tackles, fifth-most on the team.

Mathieu ranks third in the SEC with three forced fumbles, sixth with two fumble recoveries and he is tied for the team lead with six pass breakups. He also finished the regular season with 7.5 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks, one interception and one quarterback hurry.

Mingo, a native of West Monroe, La., saw snaps in all 12 games and made one start at defensive end. Mingo recorded two and a half sacks, 5.5 tackles for a loss and 33 total tackles. He also broke up five passes, tallied four QB hurries, forced two fumbles and recovered one fumble for the Tigers.

Despite missing the final seven games of the season, Montgomery earned Freshman All-SEC recognition as the Greenwood, S.C., native produced six tackles for losses in only five games, two sacks and 18 total tackles.

(*-Ties / Coaches could not vote for their own players)

TE Jordan Aumiller Kentucky 6-4 230 Danville, Ky.
OL Ja’Wuan James Tennessee 6-7 313 Suwanee, Ga.
OL D.J. Fluker Alabama 6-6 330 Foley, Ala.
OL Wesley Johnson Vanderbilt 6-5 280 Nashville, Tenn.
*OL Alvin Bailey Arkansas 6-5 323 Broken Arrow, Okla.
*OL Gabe Jackson Mississippi State 6-4 305 Liberty, Miss.
C  Travis Swanson Arkansas 6-5 305 Kingwood, Texas
WR Ace Sanders South Carolina 5-7 166 Bradenton, Fla.
WR Justin Hunter Tennessee 6-4 183 Virginia Beach, Va.
QB Aaron Murray Georgia 6-1 209 Tampa, Fla.
RB Marcus Lattimore South Carolina 6-0 218 Duncan, S.C.
RB Mike Dyer Auburn 5-9 215 Little Rock, Ark.
AP Trey Burton Florida 6-2 222 Venice, Fla.

DL Jacques Smith Tennessee 6-2 248 Ooltewah, Tenn.
DL Barkevious Mingo LSU 6-5 237 West Monroe, La.
DL Sharrif Floyd Florida 6-3 301 Philadelphia, Pa.
*DL Byran Jones Arkansas 6-2 310 Junction City, Ark.
*DL Kwame Geathers Georgia 6-6 325 Georgetown, S.C.
*DL Corey Lemonier Auburn 6-4 227 Hialeah, Fla.
*DL Walker May Vanderbilt 6-5 235 Birmingham, Ala.
*DL Sam Montgomery LSU 6-5 245 Greenwood, S.C.
LB C.J. Mosley Alabama 6-2 225 Theodore, Ala.
LB Jelani Jenkins Florida 6-1 223 Olney, Md.
*LB Ronald Powell Florida 6-4 248 Moreno Valley, Calif.
*LB John Propst Tennessee 6-1 220 Hoover, Ala.
DB Tyrann Mathieu LSU 5-9 180 New Orleans, La.
DB Nickoe Whitley Mississippi State 6-0 200 Jackson, Miss.
DB Kenny Ladler Vanderbilt 6-1 200 Stone Mountain, Ga.
*DB Dee Milliner Alabama 6-1 182 Millbrook, Ala.
*DB Alec Ogletree Georgia 6-3 224 Newnan, Ga.    

PK Zach Hocker Arkansas 6-0 170 Russellville, Ark.
P Cody Mandell Alabama 6-4 201 Lafayette, La.
RS Andre DeBose Florida 6-0 192 Sanford, Fla.