White, Williams Named to Preseason All-America Squad
Assoc. Athletic Director/Communications
White, a junior from Springhill, Louisiana, led the Southeastern Conference in tackles a year ago, registering 133 from his linebacker position. He became the first LSU player to lead the SEC in tackles since the early 1980s.
White set a league record by earning SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors four times in 2017. He also tied the school record for double-digit tackles in a season as he accomplished the feat eight times.
White earned second team All-America honors last year in what was his first season as a starter for the Tigers. In 25 career games, White has recorded 163 tackles and 5.5 sacks.
Williams, a sophomore from Shreveport, started all 13 games for the Tigers at cornerback in 2017. He led the SEC in interceptions with six on his way to earning third team All-America honors from the Associated Press.
2018 Sporting News Preseason All-America Team
OL: Jonah Williams, Alabama
OL: Trey Adams, Washington
OL: Alex Bars, Notre Dame
OL: Mitch Hyatt, Clemson
OL: Greg Little, Ole Miss
QB: Trace McSorley, Penn State
RB: Bryce Love, Stanford
RB: Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
WR: David Sills V, West Virginia
WR: A.J. Brown, Ole Miss
TE: Noah Fant, Iowa
ATH: Darrell Henderson, Memphis
DL: Nick Bosa, Ohio State
DL: Ed Oliver, Houston
DL: Christian Wilkins, Clemson
DL: Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
LB: Devin Bush, Michigan
LB: T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin
LB: Devin White, LSU
DB: Greedy Williams, LSU
DB: Deandre Baker, Georgia
DB: Lukas Denis, Boston College
DB: Jaquan Johnson, Miami (Fla.)
K: Matt Gay, Utah
P: Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah
RET: Tony Pollard, Memphis