Safety Reid Named AFCA All-American
Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
Assoc. Athletic Director/Communications

BATON ROUGE - LSU safety Eric Reid has been named to the 2012 AFCA FBS Coaches' All-America Team, the American Football Coaches Association Announced on Wednesday.

Reid, a junior from Geismar, La., is one of eight players from the Southeastern Conference, including six defenders, named to the squad. Reid's selection marks the seventh time in eight years under head coach Les Miles that the Tigers have had a player named to first-team All-America. He's also the 18th player to earn All-America honors under Miles.

Reid started all 12 games at safety for the Tigers helping LSU to a 10-2 overall mark and a current Top 10 national ranking. He's third on the team with 81 tackles to go along with two interceptions and six pass breakups.

As a unit, LSU's defense ranks ninth in the nation in total defense and 11th in scoring defense. The Tigers are also ninth in the country and second in the SEC in interceptions with 18.

The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best - the coaches themselves.

2012 American Football Coaches Association All-America Team

Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Hometown (High School)
WR Marqise Lee 6-0 195 So. USC Inglewood, Calif. (Serra)
WR Terrance Williams 6-2 205 Sr. Baylor Dallas, Texas (W.T. White)
TE Zach Ertz 6-6 252 Sr. Stanford Alamo, Calif. (Monte Visa)
OL Chance Warmack 6-3 320 Sr. Alabama Atlanta, Ga. (Westlake)
OL Luke Joeckel 6-6 310 Jr. Texas A&M Arlington, Texas (Arlington)
C Dalton Freeman 6-5 285 Sr. Clemson Pelion, S.C. (Pelion)
OL Jonathan Cooper 6-3 295 Sr. North Carolina Wilmington, N.C. (Hoggard)
OL David Yankey 6-5 301 Jr. Stanford Roswell, Ga. (Centennial)
QB Tajh Boyd 6-1 225 Jr. Clemson Hampton, Va. (Phoebus)
RB Kenjon Barner 5-11 192 Sr. Oregon Riverside, Calif.(Notre Dame)
RB Montee Ball* 5-11 215 Sr. Wisconsin Wentzville, Mo. (Timberland)
Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Hometown (High School)
DL Jadeveon Clowney 6-6 256 So. South Carolina Rock Hill, S.C. (South Pointe)
DL Bjoern Werner 6-4 255 Jr. Florida St. Berlin, Germany(Salisbury)
DL Damontre Moore 6-4 250 Jr. Texas A&M Rowlett, Texas (Rowlett)
DL Will Sutton 6-1 267 Jr. Arizona St. Corona, Calif. (Centennial)
LB Manti Te’o 6-2 255 Sr. Notre Dame Laie, Hawaii (Punahou)
LB Jarvis Jones* 6-3 241 Jr. Georgia Columbus, Ga. (Carver)
LB C.J. Mosley 6-2 232 Jr. Alabama Theodore, Ala. (Theodore)
DB Eric Reid 6-2 212 Jr. LSU Geismar, La. (Dutchtown)
DB Dee Milliner 6-1 199 Jr. Alabama Millbrook, Ala. (Elmore)
DB Jordan Poyer 6-0 190 Sr. Oregon St. Astoria, Ore. (Astoria)
DB Phillip Thomas 6-1 215 Sr. Fresno St. Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield)
Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Hometown (High School)
P Ryan Allen 6-2 215 Sr. Louisiana Tech Salem, Ore. (West Salem)
PK Quinn Sharp 6-1 205 Sr. Oklahoma St. Mansfield, Texas (Summit)
AP Tavon Austin 5-9 171 Sr. West Virginia Baltimore, Md. (Dunbar)

*-2011 All-American





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