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|LSU leads SEC with 7 on Pre-Season Team|
LSU led all Southeastern Conference teams with seven players on the preseason Coaches All-SEC ﬁrst-team and tied Alabama for the most total All-SEC selections with 11, the league oﬃce announced ursday.
The conference released ﬁrst-, second- and thirdteams for oﬀense, defense and specialists. The preseason All-SEC team was voted on by the 14 head coaches in the conference, and coaches were not permitted to vote for players on their own team.
LSU's ﬁrst-team All-SEC players include Alex Hurst on oﬀense, Sam Montgomery, Barkevious Mingo, Tyrann Mathieu and Eric Reid on defense and Brad Wing and Mathieu on special teams. The Tigers had three players listed on the second-team and one on the third-team.
Sophomore wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., junior oﬀensive tackle Chris Faulk and senior placekicker Drew Alleman were named to the second team while junior running back Spencer Ware earned a spot on the third-team oﬀense.
West Monroe alumnus Mingo led LSU in tackles for loss with 15 last season and ﬁnished second on the squad with 8 sacks. Montgomery earned ﬁrst-team All-SEC honors in 2011 after he led the team with 9 sacks and ranked second with 13.5 tackles for a loss.
Reid tied for the team lead in tackles with 76 last season, and he also registered two interceptions, three pass breakups and two forced fumbles.
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