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Three Tigers Among Walter Camp All-Americans
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Published: December 06, 2012, 06:15 PM (CT)
by Bill Martin (@LSUBillMartin), Associate SID

ORLANDO, Fla. - LSU junior defensive end Sam Montgomery, linebacker Kevin Minter and safety Eric Reid have been selected to the Walter Camp All-America Second Team, the Walter Camp Football Foundation unveiled on Thursday night at the ESPN College Football Awards in Walt Disney World Resort.

The Walter Camp All-America Team is the nation's oldest All-America team, now in its 123rd year of existence. The Walter Camp Football Foundation - a New Haven-based all-volunteer group - was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Walter Camp and continue the tradition of selecting an annual All-America team. The teams are selected by the head coaches and sports information directors.

Montgomery, a junior from Greenwood, S.C., leads LSU with seven sacks and he has 12 tackles for loss and 32 total tackles to his credit. For his career, Montgomery ranks eighth in LSU history in sacks (18) and ninth in tackles for loss (31.5).

Minter had a breakout junior season, leading the Tigers in tackles with 111 while ranking third in the Southeastern Conference in that category. In addition, the Suwanee, Ga., native was tops on the team in tackles for loss with 13.5 to go along with three sacks and five pass breakups.

Reid, recognized as one of the top safeties in the nation, ranks third on the team in tackles with 81. He's also picked off two passes and recorded six pass breakups while starting all 12 games this season.

The complete Walter Camp All-America Teams are listed below:

2012 Walter Camp All-America Teams

First Team Offense
Pos., Name, School, Hgt , Wgt, Class, Hometown
WR, Marqise Lee, USC, 6-0, 195, Soph., Inglewood, CA,
WR, Terrance Williams, Baylor, 6-2, 195, Sr., Dallas, TX
TE, Zach Ertz, Stanford, 6-6, 252, Sr., Alamo, CA,
OL, Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, 6-6, 310, Jr., Arlington, TX,
OL, Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina, 6-3, 295, Sr., Wilmington, NC
OL, Chance Warmack, Alabama, 6-3, 320, Sr., Atlanta, GA
OL, Taylor Lewan, Michigan, 6-8, 309, Jr., Scottsdale, AZ
C, Barrett Jones, Alabama #, 6-5, 302, Sr., Germantown, TN
QB, Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, 6-1, 200, Fr., Kerrville, TX
RB, Kenjon Barner, Oregon, 5-11, 192, Sr., Riverside, CA
RB, Montee Ball, Wisconsin,  @, 5-11, 215, Sr., Wentzville, MO
RB, Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, 5-10, 197, Soph., Tucson, AZ
PK, Dustin Hopkins, Florida State, 6-2, 190, Sr., Houston, TX,

First Team Defense
DL, Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, 6-6, 256, Soph., Rock Hill, SC
DL, Bjoern Werner, Florida State, 6-4, 255, Jr., Berlin, Germany
DL, Damontre Moore, Texas A&M, 6-4, 250, Jr., Rowlett, TX
DL, Star Lotulelei, Utah, 6-4, 320, Sr., South Jordan, UT
LB, Manti Te'o, Notre Dame @, 6-2, 255, Sr., Laie, HI
LB, Jarvis Jones, Georgia #, 6-3, 241, Jr., Columbus, GA
LB, C.J. Mosley, Alabama, 6-2, 232, Jr., Theodore, AL
DB, Dee Milliner, Alabama, 6-1, 199, Jr., Millbrook, AL
DB, Phillip Thomas, Fresno State, 6-1, 215, Sr., Bakersfield, CA
DB, Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State, 6-2, 185, Sr., Meben, MS
DB, Jordan Poyer, Oregon State, 6-0, 190, Sr., Astoria, OR
P, Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech @, 6-2, 215, Sr., Salem, OR
KR, Dri Archer, Kent State, 5-8, 175, Sr., Laurel, FL

Second Team Offense
Pos., Name, School, Hgt , Wgt, Class, Hometown
WR, Stedman Bailey, West Virginia, 5-10, 195, Jr., Miramar, FL
WR, Tavon Austin, West Virginia, 5-9, 171, Sr., Baltimore, MD
TE, Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame #, 6-6, 251, Sr., Fort Wayne, IN
OL, DJ Fluker, Alabama, 6-6, 335, Jr., Foley, AL
OL, Zack Martin, Notre Dame, 6-4, 304, Sr., Indianapolis, IN
OL, Spencer Long, Nebraska, 6-4, 305, Jr., Elkhorn, NE
OL, Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, 6-5, 305, Jr., Missouri City, TX
C, Dalton Freeman, Clemson, 6-5, 285, Grad, Pelion, SC
QB , Collin Klein, Kansas State, 6-5, 226, Sr., Loveland, CO
RB, Johnathan Franklin, UCLA, 5-11, 195, Sr., Los Angeles, CA
RB, Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada, 5-11, 210, Jr., Visalia, CA
PK, Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State, 6-1, 205, Sr., Mansfield, TX

Second Team Defense
DL, Will Sutton, Arizona State, 6-1, 267, Jr., Corona, CA
DL, Sam Montgomery, LSU, 6-5, 260, Jr., Greenwood, SC
DL, Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame, 6-6, 303, Soph., Monroe, GA
DL, John Simon, Ohio State, 6-2, 263, Sr., Youngstown, OH
LB, Arthur Brown, Kansas State, 6-1, 231, Sr., Wichita, KS
LB, Kevin Minter, LSU, 6-2, 245, Jr., Suwanee, GA
LB, Khaseem Greene, Rutgers, 6-1, 230, Sr., Elizabeth, NJ
DB, Matt Elam, Florida, 5-10, 202, Jr., Palm Beach Gardens, FL
DB, Eric Reid, LSU, 6-2, 212, Jr., Geismar, LA
DB, Jason Verrett, TCU, 5-10, 180, Jr., Fairfield, CA
DB, Bradley Roby, Ohio State, 5-11, 190, Soph., Suwanee, GA
P, Kyle Christy, Florida, 6-2, 199, Soph., Brownsburg, IN
KR, Duke Johnson, Miami (Fla.), 5-9, 188, Fr., Miami, FL

# - 2011 Walter Camp First Team All-America
@ - 2011 Walter Camp Second Team All-America

 

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