Five Tigers named Sports Illustrated All-America

LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu is a preseason first-team All-American at two different positions.

Sports Illustrated released preseason All-American teams today, and the LSU Tigers led the way with five players.

Tyrann Mathieu was named preseason first team as both a cornerback and kick returner. Mathieu looks to build on a season where he collected 76 tackles, two interceptions and ran back two punts for touchdowns for the SEC champions.

The SEC lead all conferences, landing 14 players from seven teams.

FIRST TEAM

QB Matt Barkley, Sr., USC

RB Montee Ball, Sr., Wisconsin

RB Marcus Lattimore, Jr., South Carolina

WR Robert Woods, Jr., USC

WR Sammy Watkins, So., Clemson

TE Tyler Eifert, Jr., Notre Dame

T Ricky Wagner, Sr., Wisconsin

G Jonathan Cooper, Sr., North Carolina

C Barrett Jones, Sr., Alabama

G Chance Warmack, Sr., Alabama

T Luke Joeckel, Jr., Texas A&M

DE Jadeveon Clowney, So., South Carolina

DT Kawann Short, Sr., Purdue

DT Star Lotulelei, Sr., Utah

DE Sam Montgomery, Jr., LSU

LB Jarvis Jones, Jr., Georgia

LB Manti Te’o, Sr., Notre Dame

LB Chase Thomas, Sr., Stanford

CB Tyrann Mathieu, Jr., LSU

S T.J. McDonald, Sr., USC

S Eric Reid, Jr., LSU

CB David Amerson, Jr., NC State

K Quinn Sharp, Sr., Oklahoma State

P Brad Wing, So., LSU

PR Tyrann Mathieu, Jr., LSU

All-purpose De’Anthony Thomas, So., Oregon

SECOND TEAM

QB Geno Smith, Sr., West Virginia

RB Rex Burkhead, Sr., Nebraska

RB Kenjon Barner, Sr., Oregon

WR Marquess Wilson, Jr., Washington State

WR Marqise Lee, So., USC

WR Keenan Allen, Jr., Cal

T Chris Faulk, Jr., LSU

G Travis Frederick, Jr., Wisconsin

C Gabe Ikard, Jr., Oklahoma

G Omoregie Uzzi, Sr., Georgia Tech

T D.J. Fluker, Jr., Alabama

DL Brandon Jenkins, Sr., Florida State

DL Alex Okafor, Sr., Texas

DL William Gholston, Jr., Michigan State

DL Jackson Jeffcoat, Jr., Texas

LB Arthur Brown, Sr., Kansas State

LB Khaseem Greene, Sr., Rutgers

LB Shayne Skov, Jr., Stanford

CB Jonathan Banks, Sr., Mississippi State

S Tony Jefferson, Jr. Oklahoma

S John Boyett, Sr., Oregon

CB Brodrick Brown, Sr., Oklahoma State

K Caleb Sturgis, Sr., Florida

P Ryan Allen, Sr., Louisiana Tech

PR Tyler Lockett, So., Kansas State

All-purpose Tavon Austin, Sr., West Virginia

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