Cajuns Place Nine on All-Louisiana Team
The Louisiana Ragn' Cajuns set a record for wins in a season this year with ten.
That historic season yielded nine All-Louisiana selections, including six first team nods on the squad released today by the Louisiana Sports Writers' Association.
Senior offensive linemen Kevin Dotson and Robert Hunt, junior running back Elijah Mitchell, senior linebacker Jacques Boudreaux, senior return specialist Raymond Calais and sophomore punter Rhys Burns all received first team honors, while senior wide receiver JaMarcus Bradley and sophomore defensive lineman Zi'Yon Hill were named to the second team. Junior linebacker Joe Dillon was an honorable mention selection.
Top ranked LSU led the way with 16 selections, including eleven on the first team. Quarterback Joe Burrow was named the Outstanding Offensive Player, while defensive back Derek Stingley, Jr. was tabbed the state's top freshman. Ed Orgeron was named the state's Coach of the Year.
Louisiana Tech defensive back Amik Robertson was the Defensive Player of the Year, while Kevin Moore III, a transfer from Texas Tech and a product of Acadiana High School now at Nicholls State, was named Newcomer of the Year.
Second Team Offense
OL –Pat Allen, Southeastern Louisiana, Sr., Reisertown, Md.; Bradston Burnside, Nicholls, Sr., Hattiesburg, Miss.; Jeremiah Abby, Southern, Sr., Atlanta, Ga.; Ethan Reed, Louisiana Tech, Sr., Orange, Texas.
TE –Thaddeus Moss, LSU, Jr., Charlotte, N.C.
QB –Chase Fourcade, Nicholls, Sr., Metairie, La.
WR –Quan Shorts, Northwestern State, Sr., Humble, Texas; Ja’Marcus Bradley, Louisiana, Sr., Ackerman, Miss.
RB –Josh Johnson, ULM, Jr., Opelika, Ala.; Julien Gums, Nicholls, So., New Orleans, La.
Second Team Defense
DL –Courtney Wallace, Louisiana Tech, Sr., Monroe, La.; Zi’yon Hill, Louisiana, So., New Iberia, La.; Neil Farrell, LSU, Jr., Mobile, Ala.; Jordan Lewis, Southern, So., Ocala, Fla.
LB –Cortez Sisco Jr., ULM, Sr., Memphis, Tenn.; Ja’Quay Pough, Northwestern State, Jr., Sherman, Texas; Patrick Johnson, Tulane, Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn.
DB –Ferlando Jordan, Southeastern Louisiana, So., Atlanta, Ga.; Joe McWilliams, Grambling, Sr., Baton Rouge, La.; Kristian Fulton, LSU, Sr., New Orleans, La.; Kevin Moore III, Nicholls, Jr., Lafayette, La.
Second Team Specialists
P –Jared Porter, ULM, So., Redlands, Calif.
K –Bailey Hale, Louisiana Tech, Jr., Iowa Park, Texas.
RS –Cyron Sutton, McNeese, Jr., New Orleans, La.
Honorable Mention OL –Chris Zirkle, Northwestern State; Bobby Reynolds, ULM TE –Bransen Schwebel, Southeastern Louisiana WR –Cyron Sutton, McNeese, RB –Justin Henderson,Louisiana Tech, DL –Donald Louis Jr., McNeese; Tyler Shelvin, LSU; Anfernee Mullins, Grambling; Cody Roscoe, McNeese; Willie Baker, Louisiana Tech LB –Jacob Phillips, LSU; Joe Dillon, Louisiana, DB –Jacoby Stevens, LSU; Darion Dunn, McNeese P –BaileyRaborn, McNeese RS –C.J. Lewis, Louisiana College