By JAMES MORAN | Tiger Rag Associate Editor
Six LSU players were named to All-Southeastern Conference teams Monday as voted on by the AP, with one registering a bit of historic significance.
Center Will Clapp, linebackers Devin White and Arden Key, and cornerback Greedy Williams were named First Team All-SEC, the league announced. Running back Derrius Guice and all-purpose performer DJ Chark were named to the second team.
Williams, a redshirt freshman, is the first defensive rookie to ever make All-SEC from LSU. The other freshmen first teamers were Dalton Hilliard (1982), Tommy Hodson (1986) and Brad Wing (2011).
Clapp was also named one of three finalists for the Rimington Award on Monday, which is given annually to the best center in college football. Alabama center Bradley Bozeman joined him on the All-SEC first team and the Rimington finalists lists.
Guice, who has battled injuries all season, vented on social media about only making the second team this season. He authored an Instagram post on Monday night about his knee injury, this season and his future with the program.
“This season is not what I expected for myself and I know most didn’t expect it as well so sorry to disappoint!” Guice wrote. “I’m finally 100% thank the lord🙏🏾 my decision to leave or stay is still in the air and I will not know until after the bowl game so respect that!”
<blockquote class=”instagram-media” data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version=”7″ style=” background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% – 2px); width:calc(100% – 2px);”><div style=”padding:8px;”> <div style=” background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.324074074074076% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;”> <div style=” background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;”></div></div> <p style=” margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;”> <a href=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BcTrGhzjTpj/” style=” color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;” target=”_blank”>This has been my face all year… started in camp when I injured my knee… played throughout most of the pain until some games I couldn’t. Many say they miss the old Guice, I do too. No player wants to be injured or play injured. I did the best I could this year for my team. We have grown so much this year as a football program and will only get better from her. Thanks to my coaches and teammates and loyal tiger fans for uplifting me when I was down and keeping me positive.. this season is not what I expected for myself and I know most didn’t expect it as well so sorry to disappoint! I’m finally 100% thank the lord🙏🏾 my decision to leave or stay is still in the air and I will not know until after the bowl game so respect that! Love you all ❤️</a></p> <p style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;”>A post shared by Derrius Guice™ (@dhasickestt) on <time style=” font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;” datetime=”2017-12-05T04:37:29+00:00″>Dec 4, 2017 at 8:37pm PST</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src=”//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js”></script>