Two Tigers Named AP Preseason All-Americans

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
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Two Tigers Named AP Preseason All-Americans

BATON ROUGE – LSU linebacker Devin White and cornerback Greedy Williams picked up more preseason honors as the Tiger duo were named first team Associated Press Preseason All-Americans, the news organization announced on Tuesday.

White and Williams return as the leaders of an LSU defense that ranked among the best in the nation last year, allowing only 18.9 points and 316.2 total yards per game.

Last year, White and Williams became the first set of players from the same team to lead the Southeastern Conference tackles and interceptions in the same year since 1993.

White paced the league with 10.2 tackles a contest and ranked No. 2 in the conference in total tackles with 133. Williams, as a redshirt freshman, topped the conference in both interceptions (6) and passes defensed (13).

White earned second team All-America honors in 2017, in what was his first season as a starter, while Williams was a third team All-America selection.

2018 AP Preseason All-America Teams

First Team
Offense
QB Will Grier, senior, West Virginia
RB Bryce Love, senior, Stanford
RB Jonathan Taylor, sophomore, Wisconsin
OT Jonah Williams, junior, Alabama
OT Mitch Hyatt, senior, Clemson
OG Beau Benzschawel, senior, Wisconsin
OG Nate Herbig, junior, Stanford
C Ross Pierschbacher, senior, Alabama
TE Noah Fant, junior, Iowa
WR A.J. Brown, junior, Ole Miss
WR David Sills V, senior, West Virginia
AP Myles Gaskins, senior, Washington
PK Matt Gay, senior, Utah

Defense
DE Nick Bosa, junior, Ohio State
DE Clelin Ferrell, junior, Clemson
DT Ed Oliver, junior, Houston
DT Christian Wilkins, Senior, Clemson
LB Devin White, junior, LSU
LB Devin Bush, junior, Michigan
LB T.J. Edwards, senior, Wisconsin
CB Greedy Williams, sophomore, LSU
CB Deandre Baker, senior, Georgia
S Jaquan Johnson, senior, Miami (Fla.)
S Taylor Rapp, junior, Washington
P Mitch Wishnowsky, senior, Utah

Second Team

Offense
QB Trace McSorley, senior, Penn State
RB A.J. Dillon, sophomore, Boston College
RB Damien Harris, junior, Alabama
OT David Edwards, junior, Wisconsin
OT Greg Little, junior, Mississippi
OG Alex Bars, senior, Notre Dame
OG Michael Dieter, senior, Wisconsin
C Sam Mustipher, senior, Notre Dame
TE Kaden Smith, junior, Stanford
WR K’Neal Harry, junior, Arizona State
WR Anthony Johnson, senior, Buffalo
AP Deebo Samuel, senior, South Carolina
PK Rodrigo Blankenship, junior, Georgia

Defense
DE Rashan Gary, junior, Michigan
DE Raekwon Davis, junior, Alabama
DT Dexter Lawrence, junior, Clemson
DT Jeffrey Simmons, junior, Mississippi State
LB Cameron Smith, senior, USC
LB Troy Dye, junior, Oregon
LB Mack Wilson, sophomore, Alabama
CB Byron Murphy, sophomore, Washington
CB Julian Love, junior, Notre Dame
S Lukas Dennis, senior, Boston College
S Andrew Wingard, senior, Wyoming
P Jake Bailey, senior, Stanford