Three Tigers Make All-SEC Freshman Team

LSU's tradition of playing freshmen continued in a big way in 2014. Three first-year players were honored by the league Thursday for performances in their debut seasons.

Three members of the celebrated LSU recruiting class of 2014 - safety Jamal Adams, receiver Malachi Dupre and running back/returner Leonard Fournette - were named to the All-SEC Freshman Team, as announced by the league office Thursday.

The trio, all former five-star prospects, made waves for the Tigers this fall.

Adams started the campaign on special teams duty but quickly ascended to the role of dime back, following Dwayne Thomas' injury, and eventually became a regular in four- and five-DB sets, starting two of LSU's final three games of the regular season.

The Texas native compiled 56 tackles, twice registering eight tackles in a game. When he served as a captain for the ULM game, it marked the first time an LSU freshman had done so in 10 years under Les Miles.

Dupre had an even slower start than Adams, not even making the trip to Houston for the Tigers' season-opening win over Wisconsin. But, once he got healthy, Dupre showed he can be a difference maker, totaling 14 grabs for 318 yards and five touchdowns. Heading into the bowl game Dupre is LSU's number two receiver, opposite Travin Dural.

Fournette, the most heralded of the bunch, racked up a team-high 891 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground. He was a three-time SEC Freshman of the Week and rushed for more than 100 yards in four separate ballgames.

LSU's three honorees were tied for the most in the conference along with Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. The leagues coaches voted on the team (but were not allowed to vote for their own players).

2014 All-SEC Freshman Team (Coaches)

Offense
TE – Jeb Blazevich, Georgia
OL – Cam Robinson, Alabama
OL – Jashon Robertson, Tennessee
OL – Braden Smith, Auburn
OL – Ramsey Meyers, Kentucky
C – Frank Ragnow, Arkansas
WR – Speedy Noil, Texas A&M
WR – Malachi Dupre, LSU
QB – Treon Harris, Florida
RB – Nick Chubb, Georgia
RB – Leonard Fournette, LSU
AP – Leonard Fournette, LSU

Defense
DL – Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
DL – Derek Barnett, Tennessee
DL – Da’Shawn Hand, Alabama
DL – Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss
LB – Nigel Bowden, Vanderbilt
LB – Lorenzo Carter, Georgia
LB – J.T. Gray, Mississippi State
DB – Jalen Tabor, Florida
DB – Jamal Adams, LSU
DB – Todd Kelly, Jr., Tennessee
DB – Al Harris, Jr., South Carolina

Special Teams
PK – Austin MacGinnis, Kentucky
P – JK Scott, Alabama
RS – Speedy Noil, Texas A&M

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LSU All-SEC Freshman Team under Les Miles

2014 – Jamal Adams, Malachi Dupre, Leonard Fournette
2013 – Tre’Davious White
2012 – Vadal Alexander, Jalen Collins
2011 – Odell Beckham Jr., James Hairston, Kenny Hilliard, Anthony Johnson, Brad Wing
2010 – Barkevious Mingo, Tyrann Mathieu, Sam Montgomery
2007 – Chad Jones, Terrance Toliver
2006 – Ciron Black, Brandon LaFell, Ricky Jean-Francois
2005 – Tyson Jackson



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