Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports
Per BATON ROUGE – LSU senior linebacker Damone Clark, who ranks No. 2 nationally in tackles with 135, has been named second team All-America by Sporting News, the organization announced on Tuesday.

The honor is the third for Clark this year as he’s been named second team All-America by Walter Camp as well as the Senior Bowl.

Clark, who is scheduled to graduate from LSU on Friday, also earned first team All-SEC honors after leading the league in tackles. Clark becomes the third LSU player in four years to lead the SEC in total tackles, joining Devin White (2018) and Jacob Phillips (2019).

Clark, a two-time SEC Defensive Player of the Week in 2021 and a finalist for the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker, had one of the most productive seasons for a linebacker in school history. His 135 tackles rank as the fourth-highest total in school history and his 15.5 tackles for loss are the most by a Tiger since 2012.

Clark’s 15.5 tackles for loss are the second-most by any linebacker in school history, trailing only Michael Brooks, who had 16 in 1985.

He added an interception and a fumble recovery to go along with three pass breakups and a pair of quarterback hurries for one of the most complete seasons for a linebacker in school history.

Clark added 5.5 sacks, created four turnovers and forced two fumbles. He intercepted a pass in the win over Florida and returned a fumble 35 yards against Mississippi State setting up LSU’s first score of the game in the victory over the Bulldogs.

Clark’s best individual effort came against Ole Miss when he registered 19 tackles – the second-highest total in school history – to go along with a sack for a 9-yard loss, 2.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

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Gumbo128 months
Second team? WHAT BS!
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eddieray28 months
Proud of him. I haven’t seen enough of the other LBs to know if he should be 1st team
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SeanLSU28 months
Ridiculous how unappreciated his efforts were this year. This guy should be on every list as the #1 LB in the country. #2 at worst. He's getting completely hosed in the postseason awards. I hope to see him ball out in the NFL and continue to prove the doubters wrong.
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Mindenfan28 months
He was robbed.
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eugene1928LSU28 months
If he was a gump, he'd be unanimous 1st team
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Mindenfan28 months
Or if he had all the hype Nakobe Dean had.
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CanebreakCajun28 months
Garbage. We all saw what he did.
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idlewatcher28 months
BS. Clarke deserves first team
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MSTiger3328 months
Second team is a joke. He should have been first team
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