Seven Tigers on Coaches' All-SEC Teams

Skyler Green was named to the All-SEC First Team as a return specialist.
Skyler Green was named to the All-SEC First Team as a return specialist. (@LSUsports) (@LSUsports)
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Seven members of the 2005 LSU football team earned spots on the All-Southeastern Conference teams selected by the leagues' 12 coaches, it was announced on Tuesday.

OT Andrew Whitworth, DT Claude Wroten, FS LaRon Landry and RS Skyler Green each received first-team honors, while OG Will Arnold, C Rudy Niswanger and DT Kyle Williams were named second-team all-conference.

Whitworth, a senior from West Monroe, La., was a unanimous selection. He started a school-record 51 straight games at left tackles and collected 19 pancake blocks and 69 knockdowns this season.

Wroten, a senior from Bastrop, La., has 45 tackles in season, including a team-high 9.5 tackles for a loss. He also collected five sacks, three pass break-ups and a team-best 26 quarterback hurries.

Landry, a junior from Ama, La., has the third most tackles on the team with 65, including four tackles for a loss and one sack. He also has eight pass break-ups and a team-high interceptions.

Green, a senior from Westwego, La., finished second in the conference in punt returns with an average of 13.6 yards per return. He totaled 23 returns for a total of 313 yards, including a 66-yard return for a touchdown against Auburn. Green also had 18 kickoff returns for 355 yards.

Arnold, a sophomore from Gloster, Miss., played in five games, all in conference play, and collected 12 pancake blocks and  40 knockdowns.

Niswanger, a senior from Monroe, La., started 11 games at center and collected 17 pancake blocks and 80 knockdowns.

Williams, a senior from Ruston, La., had 60 tackles with 7.5 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks. He also collected four pass break-ups and 21 quarterback hurries.

LSU's four members of the first-team were the second most behind Georgia's five and the seven players on either team also placed second behind Georgia's nine.

The All-SEC teams are selected by the league's coaches and the coach can not vote his own players.

(*-Ties / #-Unanimous Selection / ^-Repeat First-Team Selection) (Coaches could not vote for themselves or their own players)

Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
^TE Leonard Pope Georgia 6-7 250 Jr. Americus, Ga.
^#OL Marcus McNeill Auburn 6-9 338 Sr. Decatur, Ga.
^#OL Max Jean-Gilles Georgia 6-4 340 Sr. Miami, Fla.
#OL Andrew Whitworth LSU 6-7 322 Sr. West Monroe, La.
*OL Tre' Stallings Ole Miss 6-4 317 Sr. Magnolia, Miss.
*OL Arron Sears Tennessee 6-4 338 Jr. Russellville, Ala.
C Mike Degory Florida 6-6 304 Sr. Palm Bay, Fla.
WR Sidney Rice South Carolina 6-4 191 Fr. Gaffney, S.C.
WR Earl Bennett Vanderbilt 6-2 200 Fr. Birmingham, Ala.
QB Jay Cutler Vanderbilt 6-4 228 Sr. Santa Claus, Ind.
RB Kenny Irons Auburn 5-11 202 Jr. Dacula, Ga.
*RB Kenneth Darby Alabama 5-11 205 Jr. Huntsville, Ala.
*RB Darren McFadden Arkansas 6-2 210 Fr. North Little Rock, Ark.
TE Dustin Dunning Vanderbilt 6-5 248 Sr. Hoover, Ala.
OL Tim Duckworth Auburn 6-4 315 Jr. Taylorsville, Miss.
OL Randy Hand Florida 6-6 310 Sr. Fort Myers, Fla.
*OL Will Arnold LSU 6-4 322 So. Gloster, Miss.
*OL Daniel Inman Georgia 6-7 328 Jr. Hope Mills, N.C.
*OL Brian Stamper Vanderbilt 6-5 292 Jr. Windermere, Fla.
C Rudy Niswanger LSU 6-6 296 Sr. Monroe, La.
WR Chad Jackson Florida 6-1 205 Jr. Hoover, Ala.
WR Tyrone Prothro Alabama 5-8 178 Jr. Heflin, Ala.
*QB D.J. Shockley Georgia 6-1 206 Sr. College Park, Ga.
RB Jerious Norwood Mississippi State 6-0 204 Sr. Brandon, Miss.
RB Rafael Little Kentucky 5-11 195 So. Anderson, S.C.
DL Willie Evans Mississippi State 6-2 270 Sr. Waynesboro, Miss.
DL Quentin Moses Georgia 6-5 248 Jr. Athens, Ga.
DL Claude Wroten LSU 6-3 290 Sr. Bastrop, La.
#LB DeMeco Ryans Alabama 6-2 232 Sr. Bessemer, Ala.
LB Patrick Willis Ole Miss 6-2 230 Jr. Bruceton, Tenn.
^LB Moses Osemwegie Vanderbilt 6-0 228 Sr. Nashville, Tenn.
LB Sam Olajubutu Arkansas 5-9 227 Jr. LaGrange, Ga.
#DB Greg Blue Georgia 6-2 214 Sr. College Park, Ga.
DB Roman Harper Alabama 6-1 200 Sr. Prattville, Ala.
DB LaRon Landry LSU 6-2 204 Jr. Ama, La.
DB Ko Simpson South Carolina 6-1 201 So. Rock Hill, S.C.
DL Mark Anderson Alabama 6-5 253 Sr. Tulsa, Okla.
*DL Jeremy Mincey Florida 6-4 265 Sr. Statesboro, Ga.
*DL Parys Haralson Tennessee 6-2 248 Sr. Flora, Miss.
*DL Kyle Williams LSU 6-2 295 Sr. Ruston, La.
LB Omar Gaither Tennessee 6-2 230 Sr. Charlotte, N.C.
LB Travis Williams Auburn 6-1 213 Sr. Columbia, S.C.
LB Freddie Roach Alabama 6-2 248 Sr. Killen, Ala.
LB Kevin Simon Tennessee 5-11 234 Sr. Walnut Creek, Calif.
DB Muhammad Abdullah Kentucky 6-0 205 Sr. Folkston, Ga.
DB Demetrice Webb Florida 5-11 190 Jr. Jacksonville, Fla.
DB DeMario Minter Georgia 6-0 198 Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga.
DB Will Herring Auburn 6-3 220 Jr. Opelika, Ala.
P Kody Bliss Auburn 5-11 177 Jr. Brentwood, Tenn.
PK Brandon Coutu Georgia 6-0 197 So. Lawrenceville, Ga.
RS Skyler Green LSU 5-10 185 Sr. Westwego, La.
P Gordon Ely-Kelso Georgia 6-2 234 Jr. Athens, Ga.
PK Chris Hetland Florida 6-0 185 Jr. Leesburg, Ga.
RS Felix Jones Arkansas 6-0 195 Fr. Tulsa, Okla.




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