Ten Named to AP All-SEC Teams
BATON ROUGE – Ed Orgeron has been named the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year by the Associated Press, while quarterback Joe Burrow is the SEC Offensive Player of the Year and cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., is the league’s newcomer of the year, the organization announced on Monday.
Burrow was the unanimous SEC Offensive Player of the Year selection becoming the first LSU Tiger to earn the league’s offensive player of the year honor since wide receiver Wendell Davis in 1987.
Orgeron, in his fourth year with the Tigers, has led LSU to a 13-0 overall mark and the No. 1 ranking in the College Football Playoff poll. The top-ranked Tigers, which won their first SEC Championship since 2011 on Saturday, will face Oklahoma in the CFP National Semifinals at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Dec. 28 in Atlanta.
Under Orgeron, the Tigers tied the school-record for victories in a season (13) and had the most productive offensive season in school history, establishing school records for points (621), points per game (47.8), total offense (7,206), passing yards (5,029), 50-point games (6) and games with at least 40 points (10).
LSU goes into the CFP National Semifinal contest against Oklahoma riding a 14-game winning streak and having a school-record five wins over Top 10 teams in 2019. Orgeron has led LSU to a 9-1 mark in its last 10 games against Top 10 opponents.
Burrow, the Heisman Trophy frontrunner, re-wrote both the LSU and SEC record books this season, breaking both the conference and school marks for passing yards (4,715) and passing touchdowns (48). He’s the first quarterback in SEC history to throw for 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns in the same season.
In 13 games, the senior from Athens, Ohio, has completed a school-record 342 passes on 439 attempts with only six interceptions. Burrow’s completion percentage of 77.9 percent in on pace to break the all-time NCAA single-season mark of 76.7 held by Colt McCoy of Texas in 2008.
Stingley, a freshman from Baton Rouge, has started all 13 games for the Tigers and he leads the SEC in interceptions (6) and passes defended (21). Stingley, the only true freshman to start every game for LSU in 2019, has 34 tackles.
In LSU’s win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, Stingley intercepted two passes in helping the Tigers to a 37-10 win over the Bulldogs.
LSU placed a total of 10 players on the AP All-SEC team, four on the first team and six on the second team. Joining Burrow and Stingley on the AP All-SEC first team were running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase.
Edwards-Helaire finished third in the SEC in rushing yards with 1,290 and he led the league in rushing touchdowns with 16. Chase, a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award as the top receiver in college football, tied the SEC record for touchdowns receptions in a season with 18. Chase led the league in receiving yards per game (124.8) and receiving yards (1,498).
Wide receiver Justin Jefferson, offensive guard Damien Lewis, outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson, cornerback Kristian Fulton, safety Grant Delpit and placekicker Cade York were second team sections.
u-QB – Joe Burrow, LSU, 6-foot-4, 216, Sr., Athens, Ohio
u-RB – Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU, 5-8, 209, Jr., Baton Rouge, Louisiana
RB – Kylin Hill, Mississippi State, 5-11, 215, Jr., Columbus, Mississippi
T – Andrew Thomas, Georgia, 6-5, 320, Jr., Lithonia, Georgia
T – Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama, 6-5, 320, Jr., Lexington, Kentucky
G – Trey Smith, Tennessee, 6-6, 325, Jr., Jackson, Tennessee
G – Logan Stenberg, Kentucky, 6-6, 322, Sr., Madison, Alabama
C – Drake Jackson, Kentucky, 6-2, 313, Jr., Versailles, Kentucky
TE – Kyle Pitts, Florida, 6-6, 239, Soph., Philadelphia
u-WR – Ja’Marr Chase, LSU, 6-1, 200, Soph., Harvey, Louisiana
WR – DeVonta Smith, Alabama, 6-1, 175, Jr., Amite, Louisiana
All-purpose – Lynn Bowden Jr., Kentucky, 6-1, 199, Jr., Youngstown, Ohio
K – Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia, 6-1, 191, Sr., Marietta, Georgia
E – Marlon Davidson, Auburn, 6-3, 278, Sr., Greenville, Alabama
E – Jonathan Greenard, Florida, 6-3, 263, Gr., Hiram, Georgia
T – Derrick Brown, Auburn, 6-5, 318, Sr., Sugar Hill, Georgia
T – Jordan Elliott, Missouri, 6-4, 315, Jr., Missouri City, Texas
LB – Nick Bolton, Missouri, 6-0, 235, Soph., Frisco, Texas
LB – K.J. Britt, Auburn, 6-0, 236, Jr., Oxford, Alabama
LB – Anfernee Jennings, Alabama, 6-3, 259, Sr., Dadeville, Alabama
CB – Trevon Diggs, Alabama, 6-2, 207, Sr., Gaithersburg, Maryland
CB – Derek Stingley Jr., LSU, 6-1, 190, Fr., Baton Rouge, Louisiana
S – Xavier McKinney, Alabama, 6-1, 200, Jr., Roswell, Georgia
S – Nigel Warrior, Tennessee, 6-0, 190, Sr., College Park, Georgia
P – Max Duffy, Kentucky, 6-1, 186, Jr., Perth, Australia
QB – Tua Tagoailoa, Alabama, 6-1, 218, Jr., Ewa Beach, Hawaii
RB – Najee Harris, Alabama, 6-2, 230, Jr., Antioch, California
RB – D’Andre Swift, Georgia, 5-9, 215, Jr., Philadelphia
T – Alex Leatherwood, Alabama, 6-6, 310, Jr., Pensacola, Florida
T – Isaiah Wilson, Georgia, 6-7, 340, Soph., Brooklyn, New York
G – Landon Dickerson, Alabama, 6-6, 308, Jr., Hickory, North Carolina
G – Damien Lewis, LSU, 6-3, 322, Sr., Canton, Mississippi
C – Trey Hill, Georgia, 6-4, 330, Soph., Warner Robins, Georgia
TE – Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M, 6-5, 260, Fr., Dickinson, Texas
WR – Justin Jefferson, LSU, 6-3, 192, Jr., St. Rose, Louisiana
WR – Jerry Jeudy, Alabama, 6-1, 192, Jr., Deerfield Beach, Florida
All-purpose – Jaylen Waddle, Alabama, 5-10, 182, Soph., Houston
K – Cade York, LSU, 6-2, 189, Fr., McKinney, Texas
E – Chauncey Rivers, Mississippi State, 6-3, 275, Sr., Stone Mountain, Georgia
E – D.J. Wonnum, South Carolina, 6-5, 260, Sr., Stone Mountain, Georgia
T – Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina, 6-6, 310, Sr., Charleston, South Carolina
T – Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M, 6-3, 304, Jr., McKinney, Texas
LB – K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU, 6-4, 250, Soph., Houston
LB – De’Jon Harris, Arkansas, 6-0, 245, Sr., Harvey, Louisiana
x-LB – David Reese, Florida, 6-0, 220, R-Fr., Fort Pierce, Florida
x-LB – Monty Rice, Georgia, 6-1, 235, Jr., Huntsville, Alabama
x-CB – Israel Mukuamu, South Carolina, 6-4, 205, Soph., Bossier City, Louisiana
x-CB – Kristian Fulton, LSU, 6-0, 200, Sr., New Orleans
x-CB – Eric Stokes, Georgia, 6-1, 185, Soph., Covington, Georgia
S – Grant Delpit, LSU, 6-3, 203, Jr., Houston
S – Jeremiah Dinson, Auburn, 6-0, 191, Sr., Miami
P – Braden Mann, Texas A&M, 5-11, 195, Sr., Houston
u – indicates unanimous selection
x – indicates ties