Chase, Stingley among Walter Camp Preseason All-Americans

Geaux Nation

LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (24) celebrates with teammates his interception against Georgia during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

LSU’s record-setting wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase and cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. have both been named to the Walter Camp Preseason All-America Team, the organization announced on Thursday.

Chase, a junior from Harvey, Louisiana, set the Southeastern Conference record for touchdown receptions last year with 20 as he helped the Tigers to a 15-0 overall record and the national title. Chase capped his record-setting sophomore season with 84 reception for 1,780 yards. Chase is the first player in in LSU history to reach the 2,000-yard mark for receiving yards in his first two years with the Tigers.  

Chase, the 2019 winner of the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top receiver, was a unanimous All-America last year becoming the first wide receiver in school history to earn that status. 

For his career, Chase has caught 107 passes for 2,093 yards and 23 touchdowns. 

Stingley, one of the most decorated true freshmen in LSU history a year ago, started all 15 games at cornerback for the Tigers during their national championship season. Stingley led the SEC in both interceptions (6) and passes defended (21) in 2019. He added 38 tackles and recovered a fumble last year. 

Stingley, a Baton Rouge native, earned consensus All-America status in 2019 and was named second team All-America by Walter Camp a year ago. He was also named the SEC Newcomer of the Year and first team All-SEC. 

2020 Walter Camp PRESEASON All-America Teams

First Team Offense

Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown
WR Ja’Marr Chase, LSU * 6-1 200 Jr. Harvey, LA
WR DeVonta Smith, Alabama 6-1 175 Sr. Amite, LA
TE Kyle Pitts, Florida 6-6 239 Jr. Philadelphia, PA
OL Penei Sewell, Oregon * 6-6 325 Jr. Malaeimi, American Samoa
OL Cole Van Lanen, Wisconsin 6-5 312 Sr, Greenbay, WI
OL Samuel Cosmi, Texas 6-7 310 Jr. Humble, TX
OL Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma # 6-3 315 Jr. Shawnee, OK
OL Wyatt Davis, Ohio State # 6-4 313 Jr. Bellflower, CA
QB Trevor Lawrence, Clemson 6-6 220 Jr. Cartersville, GA
RB Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State * 6-1 207 Soph. Sherwood Park, CA
RB Travis Etienne, Clemson % 5-10 200 Sr. Jennings, LA
PK Keith Duncan, Iowa # 5-10 180 Sr. Weddington, NC

First Team Defense

Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown
DL Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon 6-5 250 Soph. Los Angeles, CA
DL Gregory Rousseau, Miami Fla. 6-7 253 Soph. Coconut Creek, FL
DL Marvin Wilson, Florida State 6-5 310 Sr. Houston, TX
DL Jaylen Twyman, Pittsburgh # 6-2 290 R-Soph. Washington, DC
LB Micah Parsons, Penn State # 6-3 245 Jr. Harrisburg, PA
LB Hamilcar Rashed, Oregon State # 6-4 236 R-Sr. Phoenix, AZ
LB Carlton Martial, Troy 5-10 216 Jr. Mobile, AL 
DB Shaun Jolly, Appalachian State 5-9 175 Jr. Stone Mountain, GA
DB Jevon Holland, Oregon 6-1 200 Jr. Pleasanton, CA
DB Elijah Molden, Washington 5-10 191 Sr. West Linn, OR
DB Derek Stingley Jr., LSU # 6-1 190 Fr. Baton Rouge, LA
P Max Duffy, Kentucky * 6-1 186 Sr. Perth, Australia
KR Rondale Moore, Purdue 5-9 180 Jr. New Albany, IN

Second Team Offense

Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown
WR Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State 6-0 185 Sr. Fort Worth, TX
WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota 6-2 210 Jr. Tifton, GA
TE Pat Freiermuth, Penn State 6-5 259 Jr. Merrimac, MA 
OL Alex Leatherwood, Alabama 6-6 310 Sr. Pensacola, FL
OL Walker Little, Stanford 6-7 320 Sr. Houston, TX
OL Trey Smith, Tennessee 6-6 335 Sr. Jackson, TN
OL Rashawn Slater, Northwestern 6-4 315 Sr. Sugar Land, TX
OL Nolan Laufenberg, Air Force 6-3 295 Jr. Castle Rock, CO
QB Justin Fields, Ohio State # 6-3 225 Soph. Kennesaw, GA
RB Jaret Patterson, Buffalo 5-9 195 Jr. Glendale, MD
RB Najee Harris, Alabama 6-2 230 Sr. Antioch, CA
PK Matt Trickett, Kent State 6-0 191 Jr. Cleveland, OH

Second Team Defense

Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown
DL Chris Rumph II, Duke 6-3 225 Jr. Gainesville, FL 
DL Levi Onwuzurike, Washington 6-3 288 Sr. Allen, TX
DL Carlos Basham, Wake Forest 6-5 275 Sr. Roanoke, VA
DL Quincy Roche, Miami Fla. 6-4 235 Sr. Randallstown, MD
LB Nick Bolton, Missouri 6-0 232 Jr. Frisco, TX
LB Dylan Moses, Alabama 6-3 235 Jr. Alexandria, LA
LB Paddy Fisher, Northwestern 6-4 246 Sr. Katy, TX
DB Paulson Adebo, Stanford 6-1 192 Sr. Mansfield, TX
DB Patrick Surtain II, Alabama 6-2 203 Jr. Plantation, FL 
DB Trevon Moehrig, TCU 6-2 208 Jr. Spring Branch, TX
DB Shaun Wade, Ohio State 6-1 195 Jr. Jacksonville, FL
P Trenton Gill, North Carolina State 6-4 217 Jr. Hillsborough, NC
KR Jaylen Waddle, Alabama # 5-10 182 Jr. Houston, TX

* – 2019 Walter Camp First Team All-American
# – 2019 Walter Camp Second Team All-American
% – 2018 and 2019 Walter Camp Second Team All-American 

(Press Release provided by LSU Athletics)

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest BRProud Articles

More Local News

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the BRProud App from the App Store or Google Play.