Dec 16, 2013 7:54 PM by UL Sports Information

UL's McGuire Named True Freshman 2nd Team All-American

LAFAYETTE, La. - Louisiana freshman running back Elijah McGuire added to his list of honors on Monday when he was named to the 2013 247Sports True Freshman All-American second team, 247Sports announced.


McGuire, a freshman from Houma, La., is the only Sun Belt player to be mentioned and one of only three non-AQ conference players to receive honors. He was tabbed the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year earlier this month.


A first team All-Sun Belt selection, McGuire ranked fourth in the conference in rushing, carrying 92 times for 818 yards, a nation's-best 8.9 average and seven touchdowns while catching 15 passes for 290 yards and three scores. He had a team-high 15 plays of 20 yards or better this season.


McGuire had four 100-yard rushing games, including a career-high 137 yards and three touchdowns against Nicholls State in his Cajun Field debut. At Georgia State on Nov. 16, he became one of just four players in the nation this year, and the first in school history, to rush for 100 yards and catch passes for 100 yards in the same game.


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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