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Four LSU Tigers Earn AP All-American Team Honors

LSU was recognized with four players selected to the Associated Press All-America team on Monday.

The Tigers (9-3) had two members make the first team (junior inside linebacker Devin White and sophomore strong safety Grant Delpit) while the other two (sophomore cornerback Greedy Williams and senior placekicker Cole Tracy) earned second team honors.

Delpit, White and Tracy were additionally chosen for the Sports Illustrated All-America Team.

The AP All-America team is comprised of 10 players from the four teams in the College Football Playoff semifinals, with No. 1 Alabama topping the list with six players on the three All-America teams.

White recorded 115 total tackles (28th nationally) en route to becoming the first player in LSU history to win the Butkus Award, given to the nation’s top linebacker.

White has a team-best 12 tackles for loss. He has two forced fumbles, including a strip fumble vs. Texas A&M that led to a defensive touchdown.

Delpit was a finalist for the Nagurski Award for the nation’s top defensive player. He has a team-high five interceptions (seventh nationally) and is tied for the most sacks on the team (five).

The graduate transfer Tracy was a finalist for the Lou Groza Award, given to the nation’s top placekicker. Tracy converted the second-most field goals in the nation (25).

Tracy tied the school record for the longest field goal with his 54-yard conversion vs. Miami, plus booted the game-winning 42-yard field goal vs. Auburn.

Tracy tied an LSU record with five field goals in a 36-16 win vs. Georgia. Tracy’s 113 total points scored are third-most in program history.

If Tracy converts three field goals in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl vs. UCF, he’ll surpass former LSU placekicker Josh Jasper (2010) for the most field goals made in a season.

Williams was a finalist for the Thorpe Award given to the nation’s top defensive back.

He started every game at right cornerback, as the leader of a pass defense that is 44th in the nation (206.8 yards allowed per game) and is tied for the 10th-most interceptions (16) in the country.