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For Immediate Release - December 9, 2021

LSU’S MAASON SMITH AND MALIK NABERS NAMED TO FRESHMAN ALL-SEC TEAM

BATON ROUGE – LSU defensive end Maason Smith and wide receiver Malik Nabers have been named to the Freshman All-SEC team, the league office announced on Thursday.

The Freshman All-SEC team is determined by a vote of the league’s coaches.

Smith, from Terrebonne High School, made an immediate impact during his rookie season with the Tigers, playing in eight games with three starts. Smith opened the year at defensive tackle, but shifted to end as the season progressed. His capped his true freshman campaign with 19 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks.

Smith, who missed the final four games of the season with an injury, had his best outing in the win over McNeese with six tackles and 3.0 sacks. Had also had a sack in LSU’s win over Florida.

Nabers, from Lafayette, Louisiana, played in 10 games with six starts and emerged as one of LSU’s top receivers by the end of the season. He capped his true freshman season with 26 receptions for 400 yards and three touchdowns.

Nabers caught four passes for 143 yards and a touchdown against ULM and then followed that with a career-best six receptions for 51 yards in the season-ending win over No. 14 Texas A&M. Nabers caught TD passes against Kentucky and Ole Miss.

2021 SEC All-Freshman Team

Offense

QB

Anthony Richardson, Florida

RB
Jarquez Hunter, Auburn
Raheim Sanders, Arkansas

WR
Ladd McConkey, Georgia
Malik Nabers, LSU

TE
Brock Bowers, Georgia

OL
Broderick Jones, Georgia
Reuben Fatheree II, Texas A&M
Eli Acker, Ole Miss
Tyshawn Wannamaker, South Carolina

C
Bryce Foster, Texas A&M

AP
Juju McDowell, South Carolina

Defense

DL

Maason Smith, LSU
Shemar Turner, Texas A&M
Mekhi Wingo, Missouri
Alex Huntley, South Carolina

LB
Dallas Turner, Alabama
Trevin Wallace, Kentucky
Edgerrin Cooper, Texas A&M

DB
Kelee Ringo, Georgia
Tyreek Chappell, Texas A&M
Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
Tysheem Johnson, Ole Miss

Special Teams

PK

Cam Little, Arkansas

P
Jeremy Crawshaw, Florida

RS
Juju McDowell, South Carolina* JoJo Earle, Alabama

(* - Ties)

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Comments

7 Comments
Didn’t realize Bowers was only a freshman. Dayum.
Reply1 month
congrats guys
Reply1 month
Uh, not sure how Bech didn't make it at WR.
Reply1 month
He is a tweener, so it's hard to make these all-star rosters.
1 month
"Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama"... no comment.
Reply1 month
Bech is not really a TE tho.. Not fair to compare the two considering Bech is more of a slot receiver.
Reply1 month
Bowers is a pretty special TE. We’ve got a great one in Bech bud he’s not Bowers.
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