LSU is known for playing host of freshmen every season, and three of this year’s bunch were voted onto the Southeastern Conference Coaches All-Freshman Team, the league announced Thursday.
Offensive guard Will Clapp, running back Derrius Guice and defensive end Arden Key for the team, which all 14 of the conference’s coaches picked. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players, and the Tigers boasted the second-most players on the squad behind only Alabama and Texas A&M (four apiece).
Clapp, a redshirt freshman, started all 11 games this season. He was a primary lead blocker and pulling guard for a rushing attack that ranks 10th in the nation at 245.91 yards per game.
In his true freshman season, Guice established himself as the Tigers’ primary kick returner and No. 2 back behind Leonard Fournette. The Baton Rouge native amassed 806 all-purpose yards and at times flashed his blend of power and athleticism.
Key began the year as LSU’s No. 3 defensive end but usurped junior Tashawn Bower’s starting role four games into the season. The lanky true freshman piled up 6.5 tackles for loss and five sacks, good for second on the team.
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