Six Tigers Invited to Football All-Star Games
Assoc. Athletic Director/Communications
BATON ROUGE -- Six members of the 2009 LSU football team have been invited to compete in post-season all-star games, four going to the Under Armour Senior Bowl and two participating in the East-West Shrine Game, organizers for both contests have announced.
LSU running back Charles Scott, offensive tackle Ciron Black, linebacker Harry Coleman and wide receiver Brandon LaFell will all take part in the Senior Bowl later this month in Mobile, Ala. The Senior Bowl will be played on Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium and will be televised by the NFL Network.
Scott, who missed the final four games of the 2009 season with an injury, capped his LSU career ranked fourth in school history in rushing touchdowns (32) and seventh in rushing yards (2,317).
Black recently set the LSU record for career starts and games played at 53. Black, the recipient of the 2009 Jacobs Trophy as the top offensive lineman in the SEC, played and started in every game of his career with the Tigers and was twice named to the all-conference team.
Coleman was named the LSU most valuable player for the Tigers as he ranked third on the team with 82 tackles to go along with nine tackles for losses and four sacks.
LaFell made the most of his decision to return to school for his senior year by ranking among the leaders in the Southeastern Conference with 57 catches for 792 yards and 11 touchdowns. LaFell, a two-time All-SEC pick, finished his LSU career among the all-time leaders at the school in receptions (175), yards (2,517) and touchdowns (25).
The Tigers will be represented in the 85th East-West Shrine Game by defensive end Rahim Alem and tight end Richard Dickson. The East-West Shrine Game will be played in Orlando on Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2.
Dickson, a four year starter and a two-time All-SEC selection, capped his LSU career as the most prolific tight end in school history with 90 catches for 952 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Alem earned first-team All-SEC honors as a junior in 2008 and he finished his career with the Tigers with 25.5 tackles for losses and 14.5 sacks.