LSU Offense All-Decade Team

LSU Offense All-Decade Team

This off-season, we have already looked at All Defense team for LSU. Now it is time to review the LSU Offense All-Decade Team. During the seasons from 2010 through 2019, LSU featured numerous stars on its offensive squads. Several of them etched their names in LSU’s record book. They also took home high-profile awards.

LSU Offense All-Decade Team

BACKFIELD

QB: Joe Burrow (2018-19)

Burrow re-wrote LSU’s record book. He has the second most passing yards (8,565) and the most passing touchdowns (76) in a career.  His 2,894 passing yards in 2018 rank as the fifth most in a season. In 2019, he set the mark for the most passing yards (5,671) and most passing touchdowns (60) in a season. Of the ten highest totals of passing yards in a game, he is responsible for seven of them. An LSU quarterback has thrown five or more touchdowns in a game seven times; Burrow accomplished that feat in six of those.

In 2019, Burrow left LSU with the most awards and commendations of any player in the history of the program. The AP unanimously chose him as First-Team All-SEC, SEC Offensive Player of the Year and National Player of the Year. Nine organizations unanimously selected him as First-Team All-American. He won multiple trophies: Manning, Unitas, O’Brien, Camp, Maxwell and Heisman.

RB: Leonard Fournette (2014-16)

Fournette set LSU’s rushing record for a freshman (1,034 yards). He played in every game of that season. He had the most all-purpose yards (137.4 average per game) in the SEC.

In 2015, he averaged 162.8 rushing yards per game, the highest amount in the FBS. He set single-season LSU records for most rushing yards (1,953) and rushing touchdowns (22). He ended the season by scoring four touchdowns on the ground, tied for the second highest total in a game at LSU. Both the AP and coaches voted him as First-Team All-SEC. Three organizations selected him as First-Team All-American.

As a junior, Fournette struggled with a recurring ankle injury. Nonetheless, he ran for 284 yards versus Ole Miss, the second highest total in a game at LSU. Both the AP and coaches voted him as Second-Team All-SEC. He finished his career with 3,830 rushing yards, fourth highest amount in LSU’s program history. His 40 rushing touchdowns are tied for third most for an LSU player.

RB: Derrius Guice (2015-17)

In his first year, he played in every game. The coaches chose him for the Freshman All-SEC team.

In 2016, Guice gained 1,387 rushing yards, fifth highest amount in a season at LSU. He set the record for rushing yards gained in a game, 285 versus Texas A&M. His 252 rushing yards against Arkansas ranks as the fourth most. The AP and coaches selected him as a running back on the First-Team All-SEC team and as an all-purpose player on the Second-Team All-SEC.

The next season, ran for 15 touchdowns, tied for seventh most in a season at LSU. He also accounted for the third highest total of rushing yards in a contest (276 versus Ole Miss). The AP and coaches named him to the Second-Team All-SEC. He finished his career tied for seventh place in terms of rushing touchdowns (29) and fifth in rushing yards (3,074) at LSU.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Justin Jefferson (2017-19)

Jefferson finished with the fifth most career receptions (165), most receptions in a season (111) and third most receptions in a game (14 versus Oklahoma). In terms of receiving yards, he has the sixth most career receiving yards (2,415), third most receiving yards in a season (1,540 in 2019) and is tied for fifth most receiving yards in a game (227 versus Oklahoma). He ranks third for most career receiving touchdowns (24), second highest total of receiving touchdowns in a season (18) and tied the second most receiving touchdowns in a game (four versus Oklahoma).

Ja’Marr Chase (2018-19)

In 2019, he caught 84 passes, second most in a season at LSU. He set the record for most receiving yards (1,780)  and most receiving touchdowns (20) in a season. The AP and coaches selected him as First-Team All SEC. He was a unanimous All-American selection. He also received the Biletnikoff Award.

Chase finished his career with 23 receiving touchdowns, fourth most in LSU’s history. Out of the seven highest totals of receiving yards in a game, he has three of them.

Jarvis Landry (2011-13)

Landry played in every game during his first two years. However, he only started one in each of those seasons.

He recorded multiple receiving records in 2013. He caught 77 passes, seventh most in a season. His 1,193 receiving yards are fifth most. He hauled in ten touchdown passes, tied for eighth highest total. For his efforts, the AP and coaches named him to their Second Team All-SEC squads.

Offensive Linemen

Will Blackwell (2007-2011)

From his redshirt freshman year through his junior season, he played in 29 games, limited by a broken leg as a junior.

As a senior, Blackwell was selected as a consensus first-team All-SEC in 2011. Four organizations named him as a First-team All-American. Three others chose him as a Second-team All-American.

La’el Collins (2011-14)

He started seven games as a true freshman and every game of his sophomore season. CBS Sports chose him a Freshman All-American. In 2012, the AP named him as an Honorable Mention All-SEC player.

In his junior season, he started in 12 of the Tigers’ 13 games. The coaches voted him to the second-team All-SEC.

In 2014, he started every game. He won the SEC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy. The AP and coaches selected him as First-team All-SEC. The AP and USA Today chose him for their second-team All-American lists.

Ethan Pocic (2013-16)

Pocic started every game in 2015. The coaches chose him for the second-team All-SEC.

The next season, he once again started every game. He allowed only one sack. The officials flagged him just three times. The AP and coaches chose him for their first-team All-SEC lists. The Football Writers Association of America named him to its All-American team. He also finished as a finalist for the Rimington Trophy.

Will Clapp (2014-2017)

Clapp started every game as a redshirt freshman. He did not allow a sack during the season. For these accomplishments, he earned a selection to the Freshman All-SEC team.

In 2015 and 2016, the coaches named him to their first-team All-SEC squad. The AP also selected as first-team All-SEC in 2016. He only missed one of the 25 games in those two seasons. He did not give up a sack in 2015.

Lloyd Cushenberry (2016-19)

In 2019, he started every game after done so during the previous season as well. At the end of the season, the coaches selected as the center on their First Team All-SEC list. AFCA and FWAA named him to their Second Team All-American teams. He led the line who received the Joe Moore Award.

Specialists

Kicker: Cole Tracy (2018)

He tied LSU’s record for field goals made in a game (five) and for longest field goal made (54 yards) He holds the mark for most field goals in a season (29) and highest field goal percentage (87.9 percent) in a career at LSU.

Kick returner: Odell Beckham Jr. (2011-13)

In his final season at LSU, Beckham returned 32 kickoffs, tied for most in an LSU season, for 845 yards, second highest total in a season. In that season, he also tied an NCAA record for the longest return of a missed field goal versus Alabama-Birmingham. He finished ranked sixth on LSU’s career lists for most kickoff returns (42) and for return yards (1,044).

Beckham received multiple commendations. The Sporting News and coaches named him as First-Team All-SEC as a kick returner. The AP and coaches named him as an all-purpose player on their First-Team All-SEC lists. In the role of kick returner, the FWAA picked him for First-Team All-American while CBS Sports tabbed him as a Third-Team All-American. As an all-purpose player, CBS chose him as First-Team All-American, Sports Illustrated as Second-Team All-American and AP as Third-Team All-American. He won the Paul Hornung Award.

Legacy of Talent

During the NFL’s drafts of the previous decade, 26 former offensive players at LSU were selected. Six of these players were drafted. Four of the them are projected to be chosen in the 2020 draft.


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