Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Craig Steltz Named to All-Spring Team

BATON ROUGE -- LSU strong safety Craig Steltz has been named to the Sporting News’ All-Spring Team, which was announced this week.

Steltz, a senior from New Orleans, capped his final spring with the Tigers by being named the recipient of the Alvin Roy Fourth Quarter Award as well as the Mike Miley Leadership Award. The Alvin Roy Award was for outstanding performance in LSU’s off-season program, while the Miley Award was given to the defensive player who displayed outstanding leadership skills during spring drills.

In LSU’s annual spring game, Steltz posted five tackles, including a tackle for a loss, in the Purple’s 20-14 win over the White team.

Steltz, who takes over as LSU’s starting strong safety this year, was joined on the All-Spring Team by wide receiver Early Doucet, who was an honorable mention selection.

Doucet capped a tremendous spring with a team-best nine receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown in spring game. Doucet, who ranked second on the squad a year ago with 59 catches for 772 yards and eight touchdowns, was given the Jimmy Taylor Award at the conclusion of spring practice. The Jimmy Taylor Award is given annually to the player who displays the best effort, leadership and performance during the spring.

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