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Ragin’ Cajun Elijah McGuire Named To Freshmen All American Team

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Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun running back Elijah McGuire has put together an impressive true freshmen season. Leading the NCAA in average yards per carry at 8.9, the Houma native has been recognized for his outstanding play.

The Sun Belt Conference freshmen of the year can add another accolade to his accomplishments. Earlier today, McGuire was named to the 2013 247Sports True Freshman All-American second team.

In addition to being the only Sun Belt Conference representative, McGuire is one of only three players from a non-AQ conference to make the cut.

2013 247Sports True Freshman All-American Team

First Team

QB – Christian Hackenberg, Penn State
RB – Alex Collins, Arkansas
RB – Thomas Tyner, Oregon
WR – Stacy Coley, Miami (Fla.)
WR – Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
WR – Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh
TE – Hunter Henry, Arkansas
OT – Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
OT – Eric Smith, Virginia
OG – Alex Redmond, UCLA
OG – Dan Skipper, Arkansas
C – Cory Helms, Wake Forest

DE – Carl Lawson, Auburn
DE – Joey Bosa, Ohio State
DT – A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama
DT – Chris Jones, Mississippi State
LB – Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame
LB – Leonard Floyd, Georgia
LB – Darian Claiborne, Texas A&M
LB – Scooby Wright, Arizona
CB – Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida
CB – Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech
CB – Brandon Facyson, Virginia Tech
S – Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
S – Tony Conner, Ole Miss

All Purpose – Myles Jack, UCLA (Freshman of the Year)
All Purpose – Ryan Switzer, North Carolina
P – Austin Rehkow, Idaho
K – Zane Gonzalez, K, Arizona State

Second Team

John O’Korn, QB, Houston
Elijah McGuire, RB, Louisiana
J.J. Green, RB, Georgia
Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
Marquez North, WR, Tennessee
Dontre Wilson, All Purpose, Ohio State
O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
Adam Breneman, TE, Penn State
Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
Caleb Benenoch, OL, UCLA
Denver Kirkland, OL, Arkansas
Marcus Cox, All-Purpose, Appalachian State

Montravius Adams, DT, Auburn
Monty Nelson, DT, N.C. State
Eddie Vanderdoes, DL, UCLA
Robert Nkemdiche, DL, Ole Miss
Skai Moore, LB, South Carolina
Josh Banderas, LB, Nebraska
Daquawn Brown, CB, Washington State
Sojourn Shelton, CB, Wisconsin
Cameron Sutton, CB, Tennessee
Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU
Su’a Cravens, S, USC
Nate Andrews, S, Florida State

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