BATON ROUGE — A few Tigers and a Cajun have picked up All-American honors.
LSU placed three football players on Sports Illustrated’s 2019 All-America teams which were released on Wednesday. Senior quarterback Joe Burrow, sophomore wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase and freshman cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. all earned first-team honors from SI.
University of Louisiana senior guard Kevin Dotson also earned first-team honors from SI as he helped anchor an offensive line that paved the way for an offense that averaged 38.77 points, 265.4 rushing yards and 501.3 total yards per game. Dotson earned first-team All-Sun Belt honors this season and has accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game.
Louisiana Tech defensive back Amik Robertson received second-team honors from SI as did Jennings native — Clemson running back Travis Etienne.
Burrow, Chase, Stingley Jr. all earned first-team All-America honors from CBS Sports. Joining them on the CBS Sports first team was teammate safety Grant Delpit — an unanimous All-American a season ago.
Tech’s Robertson earned second-team honors from CBS Sports.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron meanwhile was named the Home Depot College Coach of the Year on Wednesday. Orgeron is the first LSU coach to win the award since Les Miles received the honor in 2011.
Orgeron has led the Tigers to a 13-0 mark, the 2019 SEC Championship and the top seed in the College Football Playoffs. LSU will bring a 14-game winning streak into its CFP National Semifinal game against No. 4 Oklahoma on Dec. 28 in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta.