BATON ROUGE -- LSU free safety LaRon Landry and offensive guard Will Arnold have both been named to the Lindy's Southeastern Football Magazine preseason All-America team, the publication has announced.
LSU is ranked No. 10 in the magazine's preseason top 25. Lindy's Southeastern Football magazine, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, features Tiger quarterback JaMarcus Russell on its Southeast regional cover and is currently on newsstands now.
LSU, under first-year coach Les Miles, posted an 11-2 overall mark, beat Miami 40-3 in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and claimed the SEC Western Division title in 2005.
The Tigers have been picked as one of three Southeastern Conference teams in Lindy's preseason top 10, joining fifth-ranked Florida and No. 8 Auburn. LSU plays both Florida and Auburn on the road this year. Georgia at No. 14 is the only other SEC team in the top 25.
In the SEC divisional race, Lindy's has tabbed the Tigers as No. 2 in the western division, behind Auburn. Florida is picked to the win the eastern division.
Landry, a senior from Ama, La., has been named to first-team preseason All-America by Lindy's, while Arnold, a junior from Gloster, Miss., is a second-team All-America selection.
Other individual honors for the Tigers include Landry and Arnold as first-team All-Southeastern Conference selections. Senior wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, senior defensive end Chase Pittman, senior strong safety Jessie Daniels and junior quarterback Russell were all named second-team all-conference.
Lindy's also tabbed the LSU secondary as the second-best in the nation, while the Tiger backfield has been named the nation's seventh-best unit.
In a breakdown of the nation's top players by position, Lindy's ranks Landry as the No. 1 ranked safety in college football. Arnold is ranked as the nation's second-best offensive guard, followed by Daniels as the 10th-best safety, Ali Highsmith the No. 12 outside linebacker, Russell the 13th-best quarterback, Bowe the No. 18-rated wide receiver, and Glen Dorsey the No. 19th-ranked defensive tackle.