BATON ROUGE – LSU junior wide receiver/return specialist Odell Beckham Jr. was selected to the Associated Press All-America third team as an all-purpose player, the organization announced Tuesday.
Beckham Jr. shattered the LSU single-season all-purpose yards record this season with 2,222 yards, breaking Domanick Davis’ mark of 2,120 yards set in 2002. Beckham Jr. caught 57 passes for 1,117 yards and eight touchdowns. He also recorded the second-highest kick return yardage total in LSU history with 806 yards on 30 returns. Beckham Jr. added 14 punt returns for 141 yards as well as a 100-yard return for a touchdown off a missed field goal against UAB.
The New Orleans native heads into the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day just 174 yards shy of tying the Southeastern Conference single-season all-purpose record of 2,396 held by Kentucky’s Randall Cobb in 2010. Beckham Jr. is currently third in SEC single-season all-purpose history.
Beckham Jr. was named a first-team All-American by CBSsports.com as an all-purpose player on Tuesday. CBSsports.com also listed Beckham Jr. as a third-team All-America at wide receiver and kickoff returner.
Sports Illustrated released its All-America teams Tuesday, and Beckham Jr. was featured as a second-team member as an all-purpose player while quarterback Zach Mettenberger, running back Jeremy Hill and linebacker Lamin Barrow were listed as honorable mention All-Americans.
Quarterback — Jameis Winston, redshirt freshman, 6-4, 229 pounds, Florida State.
Running backs — Andre Williams, senior, 6-0, 227, Boston College; Ka'Deem Carey, junior, 5-10, 196, Arizona.
Tackles — Jake Matthews, senior, 6-5, 305, Texas A&M; Cyrus Kouandjio, junior, 6-6, 310, Alabama.
Guards — Cyril Richardson, senior, 6-5, 340, Baylor; David Yankey, senior, 6-5, 313, Stanford.
Center — Bryan Stork, senior, 6-4, 300, Florida State.
Wide receivers — Brandin Cooks, junior, 5-10, 186, Oregon State; Mike Evans, sophomore, 6-5, 225, Texas A&M.
Tight end — Jace Amaro, junior, 6-5, 260, Texas Tech.
All-purpose player — Jordan Lynch, senior, 6-0, 216, Northern Illinois.
Kicker — Roberto Aguayo, redshirt freshman, 6-1, 203, Florida State.
Ends — Michael Sam, senior, 6-2, 255, Missouri; Jackson Jeffcoat, senior, 6-5, 250, Texas.
Tackles — Aaron Donald, senior, 6-0, 285, Pittsburgh; Will Sutton, senior, 6-1, 288, Arizona State.
Linebackers — Anthony Barr, senior, 6-4, 248, UCLA; C.J. Mosley, senior, 6-2, 238, Alabama; Ryan Shazier, junior, 6-2, 230, Ohio State.
Cornerbacks — Darqueze Dennard, senior, 5-11, 197, Michigan State; Lamarcus Joyner, senior, 5-8, 190, Florida State.
Safeties — Cody Prewitt, junior, 6-2, 220, Mississippi; Deone Bucannon, senior, 6-1, 198, Washington State.
Punter — Tom Hornsey, senior, 6-3, 210, Memphis.
Quarterback — Johnny Manziel, sophomore, Texas A&M.
Running backs — Tre' Mason, junior, Auburn; Bishop Sankey, junior, Washington.
Tackles — Cameron Erving, junior, Florida State; Taylor Lewan, senior, Michigan.
Guards — Gabe Jackson, senior, Mississippi State; Xavier Su'a-Filo, junior, UCLA.
Center — Gabe Ikard, senior, Oklahoma.
Wide receivers — Sammy Watkins, junior, Clemson; Davante Adams, sophomore, Fresno State.
Tight end — Eric Ebron, junior, North Carolina.
All-purpose player — Ty Montgomery, junior, Stanford.
Kicker — Anthony Fera, senior, Texas.
Ends — Vic Beasley, junior, Clemson; Shilique Calhoun, sophomore, Michigan State.
Tackles — Timmy Jernigan, junior, Florida State; Kelcy Quarles, junior, South Carolina.
Linebackers — Trent Murphy, senior, Stanford; Khalil Mack, senior, Buffalo; Chris Borland, senior, Wisconsin.
Cornerbacks — Justin Gilbert, senior, Oklahoma State; Jason Verrett, senior, TCU.
Safeties — Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, junior, Alabama; Ahmad Dixon, senior, Baylor.
Punter — Drew Kaser, sophomore, Texas A&M.
Quarterback — A.J. McCarron, senior, Alabama.
Running backs — Carlos Hyde, senior, Ohio State; Ameer Abdullah, junior, Nebraska.
Tackles — Jack Mewhort, senior, Ohio State; Gregory Robinson, sophomore, Auburn.
Guards — John Urschel, senior, Penn State; Ryan Groy, senior, Wisconsin.
Center — Reese Dismukes, junior, Auburn.
Wide receivers — Allen Robinson, junior, Penn State; Jordan Matthews, senior, Vanderbilt.
Tight end — Austin Seferian-Jenkins, junior, Washington.
All-purpose player — Odell Beckham Jr., junior, LSU.
Kicker — Jeff Budzien, senior, Northwestern.
Ends — Marcus Smith, senior, Louisville; Jeremiah Attaochu, senior, Georgia Tech.
Tackles — Ra'Shede Hageman, senior, Minnesota; Leonard Williams, sophomore, Southern California.
Linebackers —Shayne Skov, senior, Stanford; Max Bullough, senior, Michigan State; Denicos Allen, senior, Michigan State.
Cornerbacks — Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, junior, Oregon; Vernon Hargreaves III, freshman, Florida.
Safeties — Jimmie Ward, senior, Northern Illinois; Ty Zimmerman, senior, Kansas State.
Punter — Austin Rehkow, freshman, Idaho.