Three Named to AP All-America Football Teams

LSU safety Jamal Adams
LSU safety Jamal Adams
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BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU junior Jamal Adams and seniors Kendell Beckwith and Ethan Pocic have been selected as Associated Press All-Americans the organization announced on Monday, with Adams earning a spot on the second team and Beckwith and Pocic landing on the third team.

The trio is among eight players from the Southeastern Conference to be named an AP All-American, the most of any conference in the nation this year.

Adams is picking up his second All-America honor of the postseason, as he was named to the Pro Football Focus All-America First Team last week. The Texas native finished the regular season third on the team in tackles with 70, with an interception, forced fumble and fumble recovery to his credit.

Beckwith led the Tigers in tackles with 91 and averaged 9.1 tackles per game which was second in the SEC this season. In his last season Beckwith has also been named to the Sporting News and Walter Camp All-America lists, each on the second team.

Pocic, a finalist for the Rimington Award and semifinalist for the Outland Trophy, played the most snaps of any LSU offensive lineman this season, seeing time 680 total plays while also leading the team in total knockdowns with 92. Pocic has also been named an All-American by the Sporting News and Walter Camp Foundation.

LSU takes on the Louisville Cardinals on December 31 at 10 a.m. CT in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

The 2016 Associated Press All-America college football teams:

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE
QB - Lamar Jackson, sophomore, 6-3, 205, Louisville
RB - D'Onta Foreman, junior, 6-2, 249, Texas
RB - Dalvin Cook, junior, 5-11, 213, Florida State
OT - Cam Robinson, junior, 6-6, 310, Alabama
OT - Ryan Ramczyk, junior, 6-6, 314, Wisconsin
OG - Cody O'Connell, junior, 6-8, 354, Washington State
OG - Dan Feeney, senior, 6-4, 305, Indiana.
C - Pat Elflein, senior, 6-3, 300, Ohio State
TE - Evan Engram, senior, 6-3, 235, Mississippi
WR - Dede Westbrook, senior, 6-0, 176, Oklahoma
WR - Corey Davis, senior, 6-3, 213, Western Michigan
AP - Curtis Samuel, junior, 5-11 197, Ohio State
PK - Zane Gonzalez, senior, 6-1, 195, Arizona State

DEFENSE
DE - Myles Garrett, junior, 6-5, 270, Texas A&M
DE - Derek Barnett, junior, 6-3, 265, Tennessee
DT - Jonathan Allen, junior, 6-3, 290, Alabama
DT - Ed Oliver, freshman, 6-2, 290, Houston
LB - Reuben Foster, senior, 6-1, 228, Alabama
LB - Zach Cunningham, junior, 6-2, 230, Vanderbilt
LB - Jabrill Peppers, junior, 6-1, 205, Michigan
CB - Jourdan Lewis, senior, 5-11, 186, Michigan
CB - Adoree' Jackson, junior, 5-11, 185, Southern California
S - Malik Hooker, sophomore, 6-2, 205, Ohio State
S - Minkah Fitzpatrick, sophomore, 6-1, 200, Alabama
P - Mitch Wishnowsky, sophomore, 6-2, 220, Utah

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE
QB - Deshaun Watson, junior, Clemson
RB - Donnel Pumphrey, senior, San Diego State
RB - Christian McCaffrey, junior, Stanford
OT - Connor Williams, sophomore, Texas
OT - Orlando Brown, sophomore, Oklahoma
OG - Billy Price, junior, Ohio State
OG - Will Hernandez, junior, UTEP
C - Tyler Orlovsky, senior, West Virginia
TE - Jake Butt, senior, Michigan
WR - Zay Jones, senior, East Carolina
WR - John Ross, junior, Washington
AP - Quadree Henderson, sophomore, Pitt
PK - Daniel Carlson, junior, Auburn

DEFENSE
DE - DeMarcus Walker, senior, Florida State
DE - Harold Landry, junior, Boston College
DT - Carlos Watkins, senior, Clemson
DT - Montravius Adams, senior, Auburn
LB - Raekwon McMillan, junior, Ohio State
LB - T.J. Watt, junior, Wisconsin
LB - Tim Williams, senior, Alabama
CB - Rasul Douglas, senior, West Virginia
CB - Desmond King, senior, Iowa
S - Budda Baker, junior, Washington
S - Jamal Adams, junior, LSU
P - Cameron Johnston, senior, Ohio State

THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE
QB - Baker Mayfield, junior, Oklahoma
RB - Saquon Barkley, sophomore, Penn State
RB - Aaron Jones, junior, UTEP
OT - Mike McGlinchey, senior, Notre Dame
OT - Forrest Lamp, senior, Western Kentucky
OG - Nico Siragusa, senior, San Diego State
OG - Quenton Nelson, junior, Notre Dame
C - Ethan Pocic, senior, LSU
TE - O.J. Howard, senior, Alabama
WR - Amba Etta-Tawo, senior, Syracuse
WR - Austin Carr, senior, Northwestern
AP - Christian Kirk, sophomore, Texas A&M
PK - Gary Wunderlich, junior, Mississippi

DEFENSE
DE - Hunter Dimick, senior, Utah
DE - Jordan Willis, senior, Kansas State
DT - Christian Wilkins, sophomore, Clemson
DT - Solomon Thomas, junior, Stanford
LB - Kendell Beckwith, senior, LSU
LB - Jimmie Gilbert, senior, Colorado
LB - Ben Boulware, senior, Clemson
CB - Teez Tabor, junior, Florida
CB - Cordrea Tankersley, senior, Clemson
S - Nathan Gerry, senior, Nebraska
S - Weston Steelhammer, senior, Air Force
P - Michael Dickson, sophomore, Texas

AP All-America team panel: Bob Asmussen, Champaign News-Gazette; Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman; Chuck Carlton, Dallas Morning News; Robert Cessna, Bryan-College Station Eagle; Matt Charboneau, Detroit News; Scott Hamilton, Winston-Salem Journal; Eric Hansen, The South Bend Tribune; Brian Howell, Buffzone.com/Boulder (Colo.) Daily Camera; Bill Landis, Cleveland Plain Dealer; Rob Long, WJZ-FM The Fan (Baltimore); Tony Parks, KZNS-FM The Zone (Salt Lake City); Keith Sargeant, New Jersey Advance Media; Gary Smits, Florida Times-Union; Dana Sulonen, Opelika-Auburn News; Joe Walljasper, Columbia (Mo.) Tribune; Jon Wilner, San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News.

 

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