LSU's Beckham, Hill selected All-SEC first team

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Left, LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. signals first down earlier in the season. Right, LSU running back Jeremy Hill celebrates a touchdown earlier in the season. Beckham and Hill were recently selected to the All-SEC first team.
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BATON ROUGE – Odell Beckham Jr. and Jeremy Hill led a group of nine LSU football players named to the Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference teams released on Monday.

Beckham Jr. earned a spot on the All-SEC First Team as an all-purpose player, and Hill earned first-team honors at running back.

Wide receiver Jarvis Landry, offensive guard Trai Turner, defensive tackle Anthony Johnson and linebacker Lamin Barrow all garnered Second-Team All-SEC honors.

Quarterback Zach Mettenberger, defensive tackle Ego Ferguson and safety Craig Loston were named Honorable Mention All-SEC to round out the list of Tigers.

Beckham Jr. leads the SEC and ranks second nationally in all-purpose yards, averaging 185.2 yards per game. He set the LSU single-season record with 2,222 all-purpose yards and ranks third in SEC single-season history. Beckham is an integral part of LSU's passing attack as he has recorded 57 catches for 1,117 yards and eight touchdowns.

Hill finished the regular season ranked second in the SEC in rushing at 107.7 yards per game, second in total rushing yards at 1,185, second in rushing touchdowns with 14 and fifth in all-purpose yards at 124.2 per game.

Landry joined with Beckham Jr. to become the first receiving duo in school history and only the third in SEC history to record 1,000-plus receiving yards in the same season.