Nov 29, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill (33) carries the ball against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second half at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Arkansas 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

LSU's Jeremy Hill and Odell Beckham Jr. named first-team All-SEC


Jeremy Hill and Odell Beckham, Jr. were named to the first team All-SEC on Monday after their respective seasons with the LSU Tigers this year.

Hill rushed for 1.185 yards and 14 touchdowns, highlighted by 184 yards and three touchdowns in the win against the Auburn Tigers. The draft-eligible sophomore could elect to cash in on his successful season and declare for the draft after two very successful seasons as LSU’s primary running back. If he does declare, this is a nice way to go out.

Odell Beckham

Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham (3) runs second half of a game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Beckham was named as the all-purpose selection on the first team after his contributions as a dynamic returner and wide receiver. The junior receiver battled injury down the stretch for the Tigers, but still managed to accumulate 57 receptions for 1,117 yards and eight touchdowns.

He broke the single-season record for all-purpose yards for LSU and is within striking distance of the SEC mark with a big performance in the Outback Bowl vs. Iowa.

LSU did not place anyone on the first team defense which is out of the ordinary, but not a complete surprise considering the performance on that side of the ball this year. However, Anthony Johnson and Lamin Barrow earned second team honors.Defensive tackle, Ego Ferguson an safety, Craig Loston were honorable mention selections.

Jarvis Landry was named to the second team on offense after a 75-reception, 1,1172 and 10 touchdown season and offensive lineman, Trai Turner also made the second after opening up holes for Hill all season and protecting quarterback, Zach Mettenberger who made the honorable mention list.

You can view the entire All-SEC teams here.

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