White, Beckwith, Pocic Named Walter Camp All-Americans

By Tiger Rag News Services

ATLANTA, Ga. – LSU senior defensive back Tre’Davious White was honored as a Walter Camp First-Team All-American, while senior center Ethan Pocic and senior linebacker Kendell Beckwith were selected as Second-Team Walter Camp All-Americans the Walter Camp Foundation announced Thursday at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show.

White, a native of Shreveport, is now the 69th player in LSU history to earn First-Team All-America honors, while becoming just the seventh cornerback to do so. The last LSU cornerback to earn first-team honors was Tyrann Mathieu in 2011. In program history, 13 LSU defensive backs have been honored with First-Team All-America awards.

A finalist for the Thorpe Award, White capped his LSU career with 31 total tackles and four tackles for loss, while finishing tied for the team lead with two interceptions. He finished the season second in the SEC and 11th nationally in passes defended with 15, leading the league with 13 pass breakups. White scored twice on the year, returning an interception for a score against Wisconsin and returning a punt 60 yards the very next week against Jacksonville State.

After those two weeks, White was named the SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Week after being the first non-offensive player to score touchdowns in the first two games of the season in program history. He was a first-team All-SEC selection by the coaches, while being a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and semifinalist for the Bednarik.

As one of the top offensive linemen in LSU’s history, Pocic started all 11 games for the Tigers in 2016, with 10 starts coming at center and one at right tackle. He led all LSU offensive linemen in total snaps played (680), knockdowns (92), and “great effort” plays (33). He had double-digit knockdown blocks in four games, including having a season-high 14 knockdowns in a win over Texas A&M, allowing just one sack all season.

Coming back for his senior season, Beckwith picked up right where he left off in his junior year by starting 10 games in the linebacker core, leading the team with 91 total tackles, including six tackles for loss and a sack. Beckwith finished second in the league averaging 9.1 tackles per game, registering double figure stops three times and includes having a career-high 16 against Alabama.

This is the 127th edition of the Walter Camp All-America team – the nation’s oldest All-America team. Twenty-five players have been selected to the first team by the 129 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors. In addition, 26 players, due to ties in the voting, have been selected to the Second Team.

The Walter Camp All-America teams are selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the Football Bowl Subdivision schools and certified by Marcum LLP, a New Haven-based accounting firm.

The 2016 Walter Camp All-America team members will be honored at the organization’s national awards banquet on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.

LSU takes on the Louisville Cardinals on December 31 at 10 a.m. CT in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

2016 Walter Camp All-America Teams

First Team Offense
Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown
WR Dede Westbook, Oklahoma 6-0 175 Senior Cameron, TX
WR Zay Jones, East Carolina 6-1 197 Senior Austin, TX
TE Jake Butt, Michigan 6-6 250 Senior Pickerington, OH
OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 6-6 310 Junior Monroe, LA
OL Cody O’Connell, Washington State 6-8 354 Junior Wenatchee, WA
OL Roderick Johnson, Florida State 6-7 311 Junior Florissant, MO
OL Connor Williams, Texas 6-6 288 Soph. Coppell, TX
C Pat Elfein, Ohio State 6-3 300 Senior Pickerington, OH
QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville 6-3 205 Soph. Pompano Beach, FL
RB Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State 5-9 180 Senior Las Vegas, NV
RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State # 5-11 213 Junior Miami, FL
PK Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State 6-1 190 Senior Deer Park, TX

First Team Defense
Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown
DL Myles Garrett, Texas A&M* 6-5 270 Junior Arlington, TX
DL Jonathan Allen, Alabama 6-3 291 Senior Leesburg, VA
DL DeMarcus Walker, Florida State 6-4 280 Senior Jacksonville, FL
DL Derek Barnett, Tennessee 6-3 265 Junior Nashville, TN
LB Reuben Foster, Alabama 6-1 228 Senior Auburn, AL
LB Jabrill Peppers, Michigan 6-1 205 Junior East Orange, NJ
LB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt 6-4 230 Junior Pinson, AL
DB Jourdan Lewis, Michigan # 5-11 186 Senior Detroit, MI
DB Malik Hooker, Ohio State 6-2 205 Soph. New Castle, PA
DB Adoree’ Jackson, USC 5-11 185 Junior Belleville, IL
DB Tre’Davious White, LSU 6-0 197 Senior Shreveport, LA
P Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah 6-2 220 Soph. Gosnells, Australia
KR Quadree Henderson, Pittsburgh 5-8 190 Soph. Wilmington, DE

Second Team Offense
Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown
WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan 6-3 213 Senior Wheaton, IL
WR Mike Williams, Clemson 6-3 225 Junior Vance, SC
TE Evan Engram, Ole Miss 6-3 235 Senior Powder Springs, GA
OL Dorian Johnson, Pittsburgh 6-5 315 Senior Belle Vernon, PA
OL Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin 6-6 314 Junior Stevens Point, WI
OL Billy Price, Ohio State 6-4 315 Junior Austintown, OH
OL Dan Feeney, Indiana 6-4 305 Senior Orland Park, IL
C Ethan Pocic, LSU 6-7 302 Senior Lemont, IL
QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson # 6-3 215 Junior Gainesville, GA
RB D’Onta Foreman, Texas 6-1 249 Junior Texas City, TX
RB Christian McCaffrey, Stanford # 6-0 200 Junior Castle Rock, CO
PK Daniel Carlson, Auburn # 6-4 218 Junior Colorado Springs, CO

Second Team Defense
Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown
DL Christian Wilkins, Clemson 6-4 310 Soph. Springfield, MA
DL Harold Landry, Boston College 6-3 250 Junior Spring Lake, NC
DL Hunter Dimick, Utah 6-3 272 Senior Syracuse, UT
DL Ejuan Price, Pittsburgh 6-1 255 Senior Rankin, PA
LB Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State # 6-2 243 Junior Hinesville, GA
LB Kendall Beckwith, LSU 6-3 247 Senior Clinton, LA
LB Ben Boulware, Clemson 6-0 235 Senior Anderson, SC
DB Rasul Douglas, West Virginia 6-2 203 Senior East Orange, NJ
DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama 6-1 203 Soph. Old Bridge, NJ
DB Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State 6-2 198 Soph. Fort Lauderdale, FL
DB Desmond King, Iowa * 5-11 203 Senior Detroit, MI
P Cameron Johnston, Ohio State 5-11 198 Senior Geelong, Australia
P JK Scott, Alabama 6-6 202 Junior Denver, Colorado
KR Adoree’ Jackson, USC 5-11 1185 Junior Belleville, IL
* – 2015 Walter Camp First Team All-America selection
# – 2015 Walter Camp Second Team All-America selection

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