LSU's Ali Highsmith during a Senior Bowl practice
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Highsmith Named South's MVP of Senior Bowl
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Published: January 28, 2008, 12:00 AM (CT)
Updated: October 29, 2009, 03:31 AM (CT)
by (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

BATON ROUGE -- LSU senior linebacker Ali Highsmith was named the defensive most valuable player for the South squad on Saturday for his performance in the Senior Bowl.

Highsmith, a Miami, Fla., native, registered four tackles in helping the South squad to a 17-16 win over the North team. Highsmith paced a South defense that limited the North to 283 yards of total offense. The South also forced three turnovers.

LSU senior Jacob Hester started the contest at running back for the South, rushing for five yards on one carry. Hester also caught a pass for a 9-yard gain. Hester added a tackle on special teams.

LSU’s other participant was that of cornerback Chevis Jackson, who had two tackles in the game for the South team.

Former Tigers Early Doucet and Craig Steltz were both invited to participate in the contest, but were unable to play due to injuries. Doucet suffered an injury in practice on Tuesday that kept him out of the contest, while Steltz was still nursing a shoulder injury that occurred in the BCS National Championship Game.


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