BATON ROUGE -- The LSU defense had a couple more accolades tossed its way on Friday as CBS Sportsline.come have named Tiger defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and free safety LaRon Landry to their Halfway All-America Team.
The honor is the second in as many days for Dorsey as he was named to the SI.com Midseason All-America list on Thursday.
Dorsey and Landry lead an LSU defensive unit that ranks first in the nation in total defense, allowing 209.2 yards per game. LSU is also third nationally in scoring defense (10.0 points per game), No. 4 in pass defense (135.3 yards per game) and No. 9 in both sacks (3.3 per game) and interceptions (10).
Dorsey, a junior from Gonzales, La., has 27 tackles, seven tackles for losses and a pair of sacks for the 14th-ranked Tigers.
Dorsey earned Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week twice this year for his performances against Arizona and Auburn. Against Arizona, Dorsey recorded four tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in the 45-3 LSU victory.
A week later against Auburn, Dorsey registered a career-high eight tackles, including three for losses and 1.5 sacks in the 7-3 setback.
Landry, who has started 41 straight games for the Tigers dating back to his true freshman season in 2003, is second in the team with 30 tackles. He also has one tackle for a loss, one interception and he blocked a punt in last week’s game against Florida.
Other Southeastern Conference players on the CBS Sportsline.com Halfway All-America Team include: Tennessee offensive lineman Aaron Sears, Florida defensive back Reggie Nelson and Ole Miss linebacker Patrick Willis.