Dec. 25, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana Tech defensive end IK Enemkpali was named to the all-Louisiana first team football list by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Wednesday (LSWA).
With Enemkpali’s selection to the first team, LA Tech is one of seven schools represented on the first team list. The LSWA selected a first and second all-Louisiana team based on players’ accomplishments throughout the 2013 season.
Enemkpali started all 12 games for the Bulldogs at right end, compiling 47 total tackles (21 solo, 26 assisted) with 11 tackles for a loss of 43 yards. He registered a team-best 5.5 sacks for a loss of 33 yards and was one of only two defensive linemen in the country to post multiple interceptions this season with two picks returned for 22 yards. Enemkpali, a native of Pflugerville, Texas, led the team with seven QB hurries and was also credited with a pass break-up.
The team was selected based on original nominations from the media relations personnel at the football playing schools in the state of Louisiana. A committee of LSWA members voted for both first and second team selections. Media members could vote for anyone on the ballot while sports information voters could not vote for their own players and had to complete a ballot for their players to be eligible under LSWA rules.
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All-LOUISIANA LSWA COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
OL/Arinze Agada, McNeese State/Sr./Houston, Texas/SLC Offensive Lineman of Year; 3rd Team A-A
OL/Josh Allen, ULM/Sr./Cedar Hill, Texas/First team All-SBC, Started all 12 games at center
OL/La’el Collins, LSU/Jr./Baton Rouge, La./Second Team All-SEC, 56 knockdowns
OL/Antoine Everett, McNeese State/Jr./Richmond, Texas/First Team All-SLC, left tackle
TE/Nic Jacobs, McNeese State/Jr./Many, La./First Team All-SLC, 32 catches, 4 TDs
WR/Odell Beckham, Jr., LSU/Jr./New Orleans, La./Hornung Winner, 1st Team A-A, 57 rec., 1,117 yards, 8 TDs
WR/Jarvis Landry, LSU/Jr./Convent, La./Team best 75 rec, 1,172 yards, 10 TDs; Named LSU team MVP
RB/Jeremy Hill, LSU/So./Baton Rouge, La./First Team All-SEC, 1,185 yds, 14 TDs in 11 games, 6.8 ypc
RB/Marcus Wiltz, McNeese State/Sr./Cecilia, La./First Team All-SLC, 1,287 yds, 11 TD, 1st since 2009 over 1,000
QB/Bryan Bennett, Southeastern Louisiana/Jr./Granada Hills, Calif./SLC POY, 2,896 yds, 20 TD, 61.7 pass %
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL/Anthony Johnson, LSU/Jr./New Orleans, La./Second Team All-SEC, 32 tackles, 7.0 TFL, 3.0 sacks, 1 INT
DL/Everett Ellefsen, McNeese State/Jr./Madisonville, La./First Team All-SLC, 44 tackles, 7 TFL, 5 sacks, 1 INT
DL/IK Enemkpali, Louisiana Tech/Sr./Pflugerville, Texas/First Team C-USA, 11 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 7 QBH
DL/Julius Warmsley, Tulane/Sr./Baton Rouge, La./First Team C-USA, 42 tackles, 15.5 TFL, 4.0 Sacks, 5 QBH
LB/Justin Anderson, Louisiana-Lafayette/Sr./Foley, Ala./First Team All-SBC, 123 tackles, 5 games 10 or more TT
LB/Lamin Barrow, LSU/Sr./Marrero, La./Second Team All-SEC, 86 tackles, 4.5 TFL
LB/Cqulin Hubert, Southeastern Louisiana/Sr./Houston, Texas/SLC Def. POY, 77 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 INT
DB/Lorenzo Doss, Tulane/So./New Orleans, La./Walter Camp 2nd Team A-A, 2nd NCAA in INT (7), 9 PBU, 32 TT
DB/Harlan Miller, Southeastern Louisiana/So./Kentwood, La./First Team All-SLC, 38 tackles, 4 INT, 10 BPU
DB/Guy Morgan, McNeese State/Sr./Baton Rouge, La./First Team All-SLC, 59 tackles, 4 INT, 1 TD, 1 sack
DB/Isaiah Newsome, ULM/Sr./Petal, Miss./48 tackles, 3 TFL, 4 int (175 return yards), 3 PBUs
FIRST TEAM SPECIALISTS
RS/Odell Beckham, Jr., LSU/Jr./New Orleans, La./14 PR, 141 yds, 30 KOR, 806 yds, 100 yd missed FG for TD
K/Cairo Santos, Tulane/Sr./Brasilia, Brazil/First Team All-SEC, Lou Groza Semi., 16-22 FG, Long 56, 35-35 PAT
P/Justin Manton, ULM/Jr./Prairieville, La./First Team All-SBC, 45.8 avg, 24 inside 20, 16 FC, 11 touchbacks
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Bryan Bennett, QB, Southeastern Louisiana
Voting – Bennett 19, Zack Mettenberger (LSU) 9, Dray Joseph (SU) 1
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Lorenzo Doss, DB, Tulane
Voting – Doss 14, Justin Anderson (Louisiana-Lafayette) 6, Cqulin Hubert (SLU) 5, IK Enemkpali (LT) 3, Daniel Brown (SU) 1.
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR – Elijah McGuire, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette
Voting – McGuire 17, Tre’Davious White (LSU) 5, Xavier Woods (LT) 2, Nico Marley (TU) 2, Easton Melancon (La. College) 1, No Vote -- 2
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR – Bryan Bennett, QB, Southeastern Louisiana
Voting – Bennett 23, Zach Adkins (Northwestern St.) 3, Willie Quinn (SU) 2, No vote – 1
COACH OF THE YEAR – Ron Roberts, Southeastern Louisiana
Voting – Roberts 19, Dawson Odums (SU) 5, Curtis Johnson (TU) 4, Mark Hudspeth (Louisiana-Lafayette) 1
SECOND TEAM ALL-LOUISIANA OFFENSE
OL – Hunter Feibel, Louisiana College, Sr., Shreveport, La. (First Team All-ASC); Gasten Gabriel, Southeastern, Sr., Jackson, La. (First Team All-SLC); Warren Jones, Northwestern State, Sr., Macon, Miss. (Second Team All-SLC); Marshall Paris, Southeastern, Sr, Lake Charles, La. (First Team All-SLC); Daniel Quave, Louisiana-Lafayette, Jr., Gauthier, Miss. (Second Team All-Sun Belt); Trae Turner, LSU, So., New Orleans, La. (Second Team All-SEC).
TE – Jeremy Meyers, Southeastern, Jr., Baton Rouge, La. (HM All-SLC). WR – Lee Doss, Southern, Sr., New Orleans, La. (Bayou Classic MVP); Ryan Grant, Tulane, Sr., Beaumont, Texas (First Team All-C-USA). RB – Alonzo Harris, Louisiana-Lafayette, Jr., Gasden, Ala. (First Team All-SBC); Ryan Montague, Louisiana College, Sr., New Orleans, La. (ASC Offensive POY); Elijah McGuire, Louisiana-Lafayette, Fr., Houma, La. (SBC FOY). QB – Zach Mettenberger, LSU, Sr., Watkinsville, Ga. (3,082 yds, 22 TDs)
SECOND TEAM ALL-LOUISIANA DEFENSE
DL – Ego Ferguson, LSU, Jr. Mims, Fla. (58 TT, 3.5 TFL); Justin Hamilton, Louisiana-Lafayette, Jr., Natchez, Miss. (Second Team All-SBC); Gerrand Johnson, ULM, So., Rayville, La. (Second Team All-SBC); Jacob Newman, Southeastern, Jr., Visalia, Calif. (Second Team All-SLC); Preston Thibeaux, Louisiana College, Jr., Breaux Bridge, La. (First Team All-SLC).
LB – Pat Black, Northwestern State, Sr, Jackson, Miss. (Second Team All-SLC); Daniel Brown, Southern, Jr., New Orleans, La. (led SU in sacks 5.5, TFL 14.0); Dominic Graham, Louisiana College, Sr., Houston, Texas (First Team All-ASC).
DB – Jordan Batiste, Tulane, So., Gramercy, La. (HM All-C-USA); Ira Jewitt, Louisiana College, Jr., Shreveport, La. (First Team All-ASC); Craig Loston, LSU, Sr., Aldine, Texas (51 tackles, 2 int.); Sam Scofield, Tulane, Jr., Lafayette, La. (94 TT, 9.5 TFL).
SECOND TEAM SPECIALISTS
RS – Xavier Roberson, Southeastern, Sr., Atlanta, Ga. (First Team All-SLC); K – Seth Sebastian, Southeastern, Sr., Lafayette, La. (First Team All-SLC); P – Peter Picerelli, Tulane, So., Warren, R.I. (Ray Guy Candidate).
WR – Diontae Spencer, McNeese.