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Daniels and 11 LSU Tigers Named to Preseason ALL-SEC Team


 

Daniels, who guided the Tigers to a 10-4 record and the SEC Western Division championship in his first year with the program, is joined on the first-team offense by WR Malik Nabers and OT Will Campbell.

 

TE Mason Taylor was named to the second team, and OT Emery Jones was selected to the third team.

 

On the defense, three Tigers were named to the first team led by linebacker Harold Perkins. He was joined by DL Mekhi Wingo and DL Maason Smith. DB Major Burns was selected for the third team.

 

LSU also had a pair of special teams players selected as well with LS Slade Roy and kicker Nathan Dibert being selected to the second team.

 

2023 will be Daniels' last season with the Tigers. He is coming off one of the best years for an LSU quarterback in school history, setting single-season school records with 885 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns from the quarterback position.

Daniels was one of only two quarterbacks in the FBS to rush for 800 yards and pass for 2,500 yards in a season. His 3,797 yards of total offense rank No. 2 in school history, behind only Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow.

 

Last season, Nabers led the SEC in receptions with 72 and was #2 in the SEC in receiving yards with 1,017. He became the 12th receiver in school history to gain a 1000-yards receiving.

 

Campbell, Taylor, and Jones were among the most impactful freshmen players in school history. Campbell and Jones combined for 25 starts at offensive tackle and became the first set of true freshmen to serve as full-time starters on the offensive line in school history.

 

Taylor was on the receiving end of the game-winning two-point conversion to beat Alabama in overtime He set school records for a true freshman TE in receptions with 38, and yards with 414.

Perkins earned First-Team All-SEC honors last season as a true freshman. He ranked among league leaders in both sacks with 7.5 and tackles for loss with 13. He earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors twice last season for his stellar play in wins over Alabama and Arkansas.

 

Wingo, also named a third-team AP All-America in 2022, recorded 47 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, and 3.0 sacks a year ago.

 

-Smith was injured on the first defensive series last season for LSU and as a result, missed the entire season.

 

-Burns, a 2-year starter for LSU, enters the 2023 season with 63 tackles and an interception.

 

As a team, LSU was selected to finish 2nd in the SEC West and 3rd overall in the best conference in the land behind Georgia and Alabama.

 





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