All-American Roundup: Two more publications release their preseason selections

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We finally have all of the major preseason All-American teams released.

Both ESPN and CBS Sports have released their preseason All-American teams with both having the same two LSU Tigers on the first-team. This makes the duo unanimous on three of the major All-American preseason teams with just nine days until kickoff. On defense, Derek Stingley Jr was selected as was kicker Cade York for special teams.

These have been the two players listed on each and every preseason All-American team, including the ones from the major networks. Stingley is expected to return to form as the top cornerback in the country. York is currently No. 5 in LSU history for made field goals, how high could he climb in 2021?

ESPN on Derek Stingley Jr

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The next member in LSU’s star-studded “DBU” club is Stingley, who returns as one of the most dynamic athletes in college football. The 6-1, 195-pound Stingley has started since his true freshman season and combines lockdown coverage skills with safety-like physicality. His cornerback cohort on the other side, sophomore Eli Ricks, is also supremely talented, which will make it difficult for teams to avoid one side of the field.

ESPN on Cade York

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LSU doesn’t even have to reach the red zone to have a good chance of scoring points, not with a kicker like York. He enters his junior season having kicked field goals of 50 yards or longer in six of the Tigers’ 10 games a year ago. York has range up to 65 yards and was 9-of-11 from 40 yards or longer in 2020. His school-record 57-yarder in the heavy fog lifted LSU to its biggest win of the season, a 37-34 upset of Florida.

First-Team

CBS Sports

ESPN

USA TODAY Sports

Cornerback

Derek Stingley

Derek Stingley

Derek Stingley

Kicker

Cade York

Cade York

Cade York