Landry, Arnold Named to Rivals All-America Team

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BATON ROUGE -- LSU's LaRon Landry made his way onto another preseason All-America team on Thursday as has named Tiger defensive back to its first unit.

Landry, who enters his fourth season as a starter in the LSU secondary, is joined on the All-America team by offensive guard Will Arnold, who earned a spot on the second team.

Landry, a senior fro Ama, La., goes into the 2006 season having been named First-Team preseason All-America by five publications, including Street & Smith’s, Lindy’s, Athlon’s and Blue Ribbon Magazine. Arnold was also a second-team preseason All-America by Lindy’s.

Landry has 241 career tackles to his credit along with 12.5 sacks and nine interceptions. Dating back to the 2003 season, Landry has started in 35 straight games.

Landry earned third-team All-America honors from the Associated Press following the 2005 season as well as being a first-team all-conference pick. He was named second-team All-SEC in both 2003 and 2004.

Arnold, a junior from Gloster, Miss., earned second-team All-SEC honors in 2005 despite playing in only eight games for the Tigers. Arnold missed LSU’s games against Arkansas and Georgia before returning to the lineup to help the Tigers post a 40-3 win over Miami in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

Against Miami, the Tigers rolled up 468 yards of offense, including a season-best 272 rushing yards, in the win over the Hurricanes. Miami entered the Peach Bowl ranked No. 2 in the nation in total defense and were allowing only 11.9 points a contest.

For his efforts in the win over Miami, Arnold was named the to All-Bowl team.

Arnold enters the 2006 season as one of two returning starters on the offensive line for the Tigers, joining fellow senior Brian Johnson. In two years of action with the Tigers, Arnold has started in 12 games and LSU has a 10-2 mark in those contests, which included a 6-0 record in 2005.

2006 All-America Team

QB Brady Quinn, Notre Dame
RB Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma
RB Marshawn Lynch, California
WR Dwayne Jarrett, Southern California
WR Jeff Samardzija, Notre Dame
TE Zach Miller, Arizona State
OT Sam Baker, Southern California
OT Justin Blalock, Texas
OG Josh Beekman, Boston College
OG Ben Grubbs, Auburn
C Dan Mozes, West Virginia

DE Quentin Moses, Georgia
DE Gaines Adams, Clemson
DT Frank Okam, Texas
DT Jay Alford, Penn State
LB Paul Posluszny, Penn State
LB Patrick Willis, Ole Miss
LB Rufus Alexander, Oklahoma
CB Leon Hall, Michigan
CB Daymeion Hughes, California
S LaRon Landry, LSU
S Brandon Meriweather, Miami

All-Purpose: Ted Ginn, Ohio State
KR Steve Breaston, Michigan
PR Quinton Jones, Boise State
K Mason Crosby, Colorado
P Ken Debauche, Wisconsin

QB Troy Smith, Ohio State
RB Kenny Irons, Auburn
RB Michael Bush, Louisville
WR Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech
WR Sidney Rice, South Carolina
TE Greg Olsen, Miami
OT Levi Brown, Penn State
OT Joe Thomas, Wisconsin
OG Tim Duckworth, Auburn
OG Will Arnold, LSU
C Ryan Kalil, Southern California

DE Dan Bazuin, Central Michigan
DE Adam Carriker, Nebraska
DT Brandon Mebane, California
DT Quinn Pitcock, Ohio State
LB H.B. Blades, Pittsburgh
LB Sam Olajubutu, Arkansas
LB Vince Hall, Virginia Tech
CB Antoine Cason, Arizona
CB David Irons, Auburn
S Michael Griffin, Texas
S Eric Weddle, Utah

All-Purpose: Darren McFadden, Arkansas
KR Felix Jones, Arkansas
PR Rafael Little, Kentucky
K Brandon Coutu, UGA
P Kody Bliss, Auburn





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