Three Tigers named to Walter Camp team

ORLANDO, Fla. — Three LSU football players — defensive end Sam Montgomery, linebacker Kevin Minter and safety Eric Reid — have been selected to the Walter Camp All-America second team.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation unveiled its annual team Thursday at ESPN’s college football awards in Walt Disney World Resort.

The Walter Camp team is the nation’s oldest All-America team, now in its 123rd year of existence. The Walter Camp Football Foundation — a New Haven, Conn.-based all-volunteer group — was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Walter Camp and continue the tradition of selecting an annual All-America team. The teams are selected by head coaches and sports information directors.

Montgomery, a junior from Greenwood, S.C., leads LSU with seven sacks. He also has 12 tackles for loss and 32 total tackles to his credit.

For his career, Montgomery ranks eighth in LSU history in sacks (18) and ninth in tackles for loss (311/2).

Minter had a breakout junior season, leading the Tigers in tackles with 111 while ranking third in the Southeastern Conference in that category. In addition, the Suwanee, Ga., native was tops on the team in tackles for loss with 131/2 to go along with three sacks and five pass breakups.

Reid — another junior, recognized as one of the top safeties in the nation — ranks third on the team in tackles with 81. He has also picked off two passes and recorded six pass breakups while starting all 12 games this season.