LSU landed a total of eight players on the coaches All-SEC teams released Tuesday, including two appearances by running back Derrius Guice.
Guice, an electric sophomore from Baton Rouge, was a first team running back along with Auburn's Kamryn Pettway, and he was on the second team as an all-purpose back. Guard Will Clapp and center Ethan Pocic, linebacker Kendell Beckwith and defensive back Tre'Davious White also made All-SEC first team.
Defensive end/outside linebacker Arden Key landed on the second team with safety Jamal Adams and running back Leonard Fournette, a preseason Heisman Trophy favorite hampered this season by a lingering sprained left ankle.
Alabama led the way with 11 representatives on the coaches All-SEC teams, including seven on the first team. LSU's nine selections were second, followed by Auburn, Florida and Texas A&M with six each. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players. SEC individual award winners will be released Wednesday and the All-Freshman team will be announced Thursday.
Guice started the season as a backup to Fournette, but he finished 1,249 yards, 406 yards more than Fournette, and scored 14 touchdowns. Fournette, a junior from New Orleans, announced Monday that he would bypass his senior season, as expected, and enter the NFL draft.
Guice is averaging 8 yards a carry heading into the Tigers' Citrus Bowl game against Louisville on Dec. 31, and he averaged 17.8 yards on kickoff returns. Fournette will attempt to play in the Citrus Bowl, he wrote in a letter posted on Twitter on Monday announcing his declaration for the NFL draft. Coach Ed Orgeron said Sunday that Fournette's status for the bowl is "day (to) day," but that he will attempt to practice when the Tigers begin drills next week
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