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Two Opelousas Players Make All-Louisiana Team

Photo: Opelousas Players Mark Barthelemy and Pop McGhee. Credit: Bobby Ardoin, Editor/Consulting Writer

2023 LSWA All-Louisiana College Football Team  

First Team Offense  

Pos/Name, School/Class/Hometown/Notes  

OL/Mark Barthelemy, Nicholls/Sr./Opelousas, La./SLC Offensive Lineman of Year  

OL/Will Campbell, LSU/So./Monroe, La./First Team All-SEC  

OL/Sincere Haynesworth, Tulane/Sr./Pearland, Texas/First Team All-AAC, HM CFN A-A  

OL/Emery Jones, LSU/So./Baton Rouge, La./Second Team All-SEC  

OL/Cameron Wire, Tulane/Sr./Gonzales, La./First Team All-AAC  

TE/Neal Johnson, Louisiana/Sr./Mesquite, Texas/29 rec., 5 TDs, 3rd Team All-SBC  

WR/Malik Nabers, LSU/Jr./Lafayette, La./86 rec., 1,546 yds, 14 TDs, First Team A-A  

WR/Brian Thomas, LSU/Jr./Walker, La./60 rec., 1,079 yds, 15 TDs, Second Team All-SEC  

RB/Collin Guggenheim, Nicholls/Jr./Kenner, La./833 yds, 11 TDs, All-SLC First Team  

RB/Makhi Hughes, Tulane/Fr./Birmingham, Ala./1,290 yds, 7 TDs, Frosh A-A, AAC Rookie of Year  

QB/Jayden Daniels, LSU/Sr./San Bernadino, Calif./3,812 pass, 1,134 rushing yds, 50 TDs, Heisman winner  

First Team Defense  

Pos/Name, School/Class/Hometown/Notes  

DL/Sundiata Anderson, Grambling/Sr./College Park, Ga./60 tackles, 11.5 TFL, First Team All-SWAC  

DL/CKelby Givens, Southern/So./Shreveport, La./61 tackles, 7 sacks, First Team All-SWAC  

DL/Darius Hodges, Tulane/Jr./Montgomery, Ala./25 tackles, 7.5 sacks, HM A-A, First Team All-AAC  

DL/Patrick Jenkins, Tulane/Jr./New Orleans, La./32 tackles, 5.5 sacks, First Team A-A, AAC POY  

LB/Micah Davey, McNeese/So./Baton Rouge, La./153 tackles, 2.0 sacks, First Team All-SLC  

LB/Jesus Machado, Tulane/Jr./Miami, Fla./98 tackles, 1 Int., HM A-A, AAC LB of Year  

LB/Harold Perkins, LSU/So./New Orleans, La./71 tackles, 5.5 sacks, Second Team All-SEC  

DB/Ian Conerly-Goodly, Southeastern/So./Covington, La./109 tackles, 1 Int., First Team All-SLC  

DB/Tyler Morton, Nicholls/Jr./St. Rose, La./63 tackles, 4 Int., First Team All-SLC  

DB/Lance Robinson, Tulane/Sr./New Orleans, La./39 tackles, 4 Int., HM A-A, AAC CB of Year  

DB/Willie Roberts, Louisiana Tech/Sr./Fort Worth, Texas/38 tackles, 12 PBU, 1 int.  

First Team Special Teams  

Pos/Name, School/Class/Hometown/Notes  

K/Kenneth Almendares, Louisiana/Jr./Clute, Texas/13-14 FGs, 46 Long, 46-47 PAT, T6 NCAA FG Pct.  

P/Blake Ochsendorf, Louisiana Tech/Sr./Savage, Minn./45.7 average, 15th NCAA, 17 punts 50 or more  

RS/Smoke Harris, Louisiana Tech/Sr., St. Francisville, La./283 PR yards, 1 TD, C-USA Leader  

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jayden Daniels, LSU  

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Patrick Jenkins, Tulane  

Voting: Jenkins 17, Micah Davey (McNeese) 6, Logan Brimmer (La. Christian) 2; Willie Roberts (LA Tech) 2, Perkins (LSU) 1  

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Makhi Hughes, Tulane  

Voting: Hughes 21, Michael Richard (LA Tech) 7  

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Pat McQuaide, Nicholls  

Voting: McQuaide 11, Myles Heard (LA Tech) 9, Taevion Cunningham (La. Christian) 5, Shedro Louis (Tulane) 3  

COACH OF THE YEAR: Willie Fritz, Tulane  

Voting: Fritz 14, Drew Maddox (La. Christian) 7, Tim Rebowe (Nicholls) 5, Brian Kelly (LSU) 2  

Second Team Offense  

Pos/Name, School/Class/Hometown/Notes  

OL/John Allen, Southeastern/Sr./Jackson, Miss./First Team All-SLC  

OL/AJ Gillie, Louisiana/Jr./Natchitoches, La./Third Team All-SBC  

OL/Cole LeClair, McNeese/Jr./Middleburg, Fla./Second Team All-SLC  

OL/Evan Roussel, Nicholls/Jr./Lutcher, La./First Team All-SLC  

OL/Charles Turner, LSU/Sr./Canton, Ohio/Started all games at center  

TE/Jacob Ganote, La. Christian/Sr./Montz, La./30 Rec (team leader), 4 TDs, First Team All-SAC  

WR/Chris Brazzell II, Tulane/Fr./Midland, Texas/44 rec., 711 yds, 5 TDs, Third team All-AAC  

WR/Smoke Harris, LA Tech/Sr./St. Francisville, La./83 rec., 796 yds, 4 TDs  

RB/Devin Briscoe, La. Christian/989 yds, 9 TDs, First Team All-SAC  

RB/Jaylon Spears, Nicholls/So./New Orleans, La./753 yds, 6 TDs, SLC POY  

QB/Michael Pratt, Tulane/Jr./Boca Raton, Fla./2,406 yds passing, 27 total TDs, AAC Off. POY  

Second Team Defensive  

Pos/Name, School/Class/Hometown/Notes  

DL/Logan Brimmer, La. Christian/Sr./Boutte, La./40 tackles, 9.0 sacks, SAC Defensive POY  

DL/Devean Deal, Tulane/So./El Paso, Texas/40 tackles, 4.0 sacks, HM All-AAC  

DL/Adin Huntington, ULM/Jr./Stafford, Va./63 tackles, 8.5 sacks, Second Team All-SBC  

DL/Arlen Williams, Southeastern/Sr./Boothville, La./40 tackles, 6 sacks, First Team All-SLC  

LB/Jeslord Boateng, LA Tech/Sr./Dublin, Ohio/93 tackles, 9 TFL, 1 sack  

LB/Herman Christophe IV, Southeastern/Sr./Plaquemine, La./85 tackles, 4 TFL, First Team All-SLC  

LB/Greg Penn, LSU/Jr./Baltimore, Md./83 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 int.  

DB/Jordan Carter, Southern/Grad./Bryans Road, Maryland/63 tackles, 4 int, First Team All-SWAC  

DB/Jarius Monroe, Tulane/Sr./LaPlace, La./48 tackles, 3 int, First Team All-AAC  

DB/Kam Pedescleaux, Tulane/Sr./Houston, Texas/52 tackles, 2 int, AAC Safety of the Year  

DB/Andre Sam, LSU/Sr./Iowa, La./74 tackles, 3 int  

Second Team Special Teams  

Pos/Name, School/Class/Hometown/Notes  

K/Damian Ramos, LSU/So./Baltimore, Md./12-15 FGs, 72-72 PATs  

P/Austin Dunlap, Southeastern/Sr./Slidell, La./43.9 avg., 13 punts 50 yds or more  

RS/Darius Lewis, Southeastern/Jr./New Orleans, La./221 PR yardage, long 44, First Team All-SLC PR  

Honorable Mention  

Offense  

OL – Rashad Green (Jr., Baton Rouge, La.), Tulane; Bert Hale (Jr., Epps, La.), LA Tech;  

TE – Lee Negrotto (Jr., Pass Christian, Miss.), Nicholls  

Defense  

LB – Andre “Bubba” Reed (Sr., Basile, La.) La. Christian  

DB – Pop McGhee (Jr., Opelousas, La.) La. Christian; Kendarius Smith (Jr., Meridian, Miss.) Nicholls  

Special Team  

RS – Zylan Perry (Fr., Franklin, La.) Louisiana