LSU celebrates 2011 success


Before the start of the spring game, which symbolizes the move forward to next season, LSU is looked back with a ceremony that wrapped up with the 2011 SEC championship banner being raised in the south end zone.

The team was seated on bleachers at the 50-yard line in Tiger Stadium, taking part in a celebration of the 2011 SEC championship. The team's individual and team trophies were presented there.

That included special presentations of Tyrann Mathieu's Bednarik Award (presented by last year's winner, former LSU star Patrick Peterson), Morris Claiborne's Jim Thorpe Award (also presented by Peterson, who won last year's award) and Les Miles' AP Coach of the Year award.

All-Americans Will Blackwell, Sam Montgomery and Brad Wing were also recognized.

LSU had plenty of guests. Past greats were there, including current NFL players Corey Raymond and Matt Flynn. And SEC commissioner Mike Slive is there to present the SEC championship trophy.