Seven Tigers on Coaches' All-SEC Teams
LSU Sports Interactive
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.
2005 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM
(*-Ties / #-Unanimous Selection / ^-Repeat First-Team Selection) (Coaches could not vote for themselves or their own players)
|FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE|
|^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.|
|SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE|
|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.|
|FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE|
|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.|
|SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE|
|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.|
|FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS|
|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.|
|SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS|
|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.|