Three Tigers Earn AP All-America Honors

LSU's Kevin Minter
LSU's Kevin Minter
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BATON ROUGE - LSU safety Eric Reid and linebacker Kevin Minter were both named second team All-America by the Associated Press, the organization announced on Tuesday.

LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery was recognized as a third team selection by the Associated Press.

Minter, a junior from Suwanee, Ga., led the Tigers and ranked third in the SEC in total tackles with 111. Minter also led the Tigers with 13.5 tackles for loss. Minter, who was a finalist for the Butkus Awards as the nation's top linebacker, was twice named national defensive player of the week for his play in wins over Florida and Texas A&M.

Against Florida, Minter set a school record with 17 solo tackles and he finished the contest with 20 total tackles, the most by an LSU player since the 1988 season. Against Texas A&M, Minter helped LSU hold Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel to a season-low 27 rushing yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions in the 24-19 Tiger victory.

Reid, a junior from Geismar, La., finished third on the LSU defense with tackles with 81 as he helped the Tigers rank No. 8 in the nation in total defense. The Tigers were also No. 2 in the SEC and No. 10 in the nation in interceptions.

Montgomery, also a junior, was LSU's most dominant defensive lineman with 32 tackles to go along with 7.0 sacks and 12.0 tackles for loss. Montgomery, who was a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award as the nation's top defensive end, earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his play in the win over Auburn. He was twice named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week in wins over Washington and South Carolina.

All 2012 LSU Football Individual Honors


QB - Johnny Manziel, redshirt freshman, 6-1, 200, Texas A&M
RB - Montee Ball, senior, 5-11, 215, Wisconsin
RB - Ka'Deem Carey, sophomore, 5-10, 197, Arizona
OT - Luke Joeckel, junior, 6-6, 310, Texas A&M
OT - Taylor Lewan, junior, 6-8, 309, Michigan
OG - Chance Warmack, senior, 6-3, 320, Alabama
OG - Jonathan Cooper, senior, 6-3, 295, North Carolina
C - Barrett Jones, senior, 6-5, 302, Alabama
TE - Zach Ertz, senior, 6-6, 252, Stanford
WR - Marqise Lee, sophomore, 6-0, 195, Southern California
WR - Terrance Williams, senior, 6-2, 205, Baylor
AP - Tavon Austin, senior, 5-9, 171, West Virginia
PK - Cairo Santos, junior, 5-8, 160, Tulane

DE - Jadeveon Clowney, sophomore, 6-6, 256, South Carolina
DE - Bjoern Werner, junior, 6-4, 255, Florida State
DT - Star Lotulelei, senior, 6-4, 320, Utah
DT - Will Sutton, junior, 6-1, 267, Arizona State
LB - Manti Te'o, senior, 6-2, 255, Notre Dame
LB - Jarvis Jones, junior, 6-3, 241, Georgia
LB - C.J. Mosley, junior, 6-2, 232, Alabama
CB - Dee Milliner, junior, 6-1, 199, Alabama
CB - Jordan Poyer, sophomore, 6-0, 172, Oregon State
S - Phillip Thomas, senior, 6-1, 215, Fresno State
S - Matt Elam, junior, 5-10, 202, Florida
P - Ryan Allen, senior, 6-2, 215, Louisiana Tech

QB - Collin Klein, senior, Kansas State
RB - Kenjon Barner, senior, Oregon
RB - Johnathan Franklin, senior, UCLA
OT - D.J. Fluker, junior, Alabama
OT - David Yankey, junior, Stanford
OG - Spencer Long, junior, Nebraska
OG - Cyril Richardson, junior, Baylor
C - Dalton Freeman, senior, Clemson
TE - Tyler Eifert, senior, Notre Dame
WR - Stedman Bailey, junior, West Virginia
WR - Quinton Patton, senior, Louisiana Tech
AP - Jordan Lynch, junior, Northern Illinois
PK - Dustin Hopkins, senior, Florida State

DE - Damontre Moore, junior, Texas A&M
DE - Stephon Tuitt, sophomore, Notre Dame
OT - Johnathan Hankins, junior, Ohio State
OT - Kawann Short, senior, Purdue
LB - Kevin Minter, junior, LSU
LB - Anthony Barr, junior, UCLA
LB - Arthur Brown, senior, Kansas State
CB - Johnthan Banks, senior, Mississippi State
CB - Bradley Roby, sophomore, Ohio State
S - Eric Reid, junior, LSU
S - Tony Jefferson, junior, Oklahoma
P - Riley Stephenson, senior, BYU
QB - A.J. McCarron, junior, Alabama
RB - Stefphon Jefferson, junior, Nevada
RB - Giovani Bernard, sophomore, North Carolina
OT - Jake Matthews, junior, Texas A&M
OT - Eric Fisher, senior, Central Michigan
OG - Larry Warford, senior, Kentucky
OG - Xavier Su'a-Filo, sophomore, UCLA
C - Braxston Cave, senior, Notre Dame
TE - Austin Seferian-Jenkins, sophomore, Washington
WR - DeAndre Hopkins, junior, Clemson
WR - Cobi Hamilton, senior, Arkansas
AP - Dri Archer, junior, Kent State
PK - Caleb Sturgis, senior, Florida


DE - John Simon, senior, Ohio State
DE - Sam Montgomery, junior, LSU
OT - Shariff Floyd, junior, Florida
OT - Chris Jones, senior, Bowling Green
LB - Khaseem Greene, senior, Rutgers
LB - Trent Murphy, senior, Stanford
LB - Kyle Van Noy, junior, BYU
CB - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, sophomore, Oregon
CB - Jason Verrett, junior, TCU
S - Ed Reynolds, junior, Stanford
S - Ty Zimmerman, junior, Kansas State
P - Kyle Christy, sophomore, Florida





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