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SEC Bloggers: Preseason All-SEC Team

CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Jul 27, 2011


CFN's SEC Bloggers offer their preseason All-SEC teams, as well as their prediction for Eastern and Western division winners


Some observations:

LSU was picked to win the West, and South Carolina to win the East.

Three teams failed to get a First Team vote: Florida, Auburn and MSU. Every squad was represented on the Second Team.

Alabama had the most players selected at 11, followed by Arkansas, South Carolina and Georgia with seven each, then LSU and Auburn with five each.

Florida had the fewest players selected (1 - Calib Sturgis, Second Team PK). Followed by Tennessee and Mississippi State with two each, then Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Kentucky with three each.

Interestingly, the East had more players selected to the First Team (15) than the West (13). However, overall the West had 59% of the players.

There were eight First Team unanimous selections (five on offense), but only one Second Team unanimous selection (Alabama RB Trent Richardson).

Arkansas running back Knile Davis was a unanimous First Team selection over Richardson.

Devin Taylor was the only unanimous First Team DL, after squeaking in as a Media Days' Third Team All-SEC selection.


Unanimous votes are identified by an asterisk.

FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC

Offense
QB – Aaron Murray* (Georgia, SO)
RB – Marcus Lattimore* (South Carolina, SO)
RB – Knile Davis* (Arkansas, JR)
WR – Alshon Jeffery* (South Carolina, JR)
WR – Greg Childs (Arkansas, SR)
TE – Orson Charles (Georgia, JR)
OL – Barrett Jones* (Alabama, JR)
OL – Bradley Sowell (Ole Miss, SR)
OL – Larry Warford (Kentucky, SR)
OL – Rokevious Watkins (South Carolina, SR)
C – William Vlachos (Alabama, SR)

Defense
DL – Devin Taylor* (South Carolina, JR)
DL – Jake Bequette (Arkansas, SR)
DL – Malik Jackson (Tennessee, SR)
DL – Melvin Ingram (South Carolina, SR) - TIE
DL – Kentrell Lockett (Ole Miss, SR) - TIE
LB – Jerry Franklin (Arkansas, SR)
LB – Chris Marve (Vanderbilt, SR)
LB – Danny Trevathan (Kentucky, SR)
DB – Mark Barron* (Alabama, SR)
DB – Morris Claiborne* (LSU, JR)
DB – Tyrann Mathieu (LSU, SO)
DB – Stephen Gilmore (South Carolina, JR) - TIE
DB – Dre' Kirkpatrick – (Alabama, JR) - TIE

Special Teams
PK – Blair Walsh (Georgia, SR)
P – Drew Butler (Georgia, SR)
KR – Brandon Boykin (Georgia, SR)
PR – Joe Adams (Arkansas, SR)


SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC

Offense
QB – Stephen Garcia (South Carolina, SR)
RB – Trent Richardson* (Alabama, JR)
RB – Mike Dyer (Auburn, SO)
WR – Joe Adams (Arkansas, SR)
WR – Emory Blake (Auburn, JR)
TE – Philip Lutzenkirchen (Auburn)
OL – Cordy Glenn (Georgia, SR)
OL – Brandon Mosley (Auburn, SR)
OL – Chance Warmack (Alabama, JR)
OL – Alex Hurst (LSU, JR) - TIE
OL - D.J. Fluker (Alabama, SO) – TIE
C – Ben Jones (Georgia)

Defense
DL – Josh Chapman (Alabama, SR)
DL – Fletcher Cox (MSU, JR)
DL – Nosa Eguae (Auburn, SO)
DL – Sam Montgomery (LSU, SO)
LB – Ryan Baker (LSU, SR)
LB – Dont’a Hightower (Alabama, JR)
LB – Courtney Upshaw (Alabama, SR)
DB – Casey Hayward (Vanderbilt, SR)
DB – Janzen Jackson (Tennessee, JR)
DB – Robert Lester (Alabama, JR)
DB – Tramain Thomas (Arkansas, SR)

Special Teams
PK – Caleb Sturgis (Florida)
P – Tyler Campbell (Ole Miss) - TIE
P – Ryan Tydlacka (Kentucky) - TIE
KR – Warren Norman (Vanderbilt)
PR – Chad Bumphis (MSU)


HONORABLE MENTION ALL-SEC

Offense
QB – Chris Relf (MSU), Tyler Wilson (Arkansas)
RB – Vic Ballard (MSU), Jeff Demps (Florida), Onterio McCalebb (Auburn), Tauren Poole (Tennessee)
WR – Cobi Hamilton (Arkansas), Justin Hunter (UT), Marquis Maze (Alabama), Rueben Randle (LSU), Jarius Wright (Arkansas),
TE – Brandon Barden (Vanderbilt), DeAngelo Peterson (LSU)
OL – Alvin Bailey (Arkansas), Grant Cook (Arkansas), Josh Dworaczyk (LSU), Bobby Massie (Ole Miss)
C – T.J. Johnson (South Carolina), Travis Swanson (Arkansas)

Defense
DL – Josh Boyd (MSU), Jaye Howard (Florida), Barkevious Mingo (LSU), Travian Robertson (South Carolina), DeAngelo Tyson (UGA)
LB – Jon Bostic (Florida), Jelani Jenkins (Florida), C.J. Mosley (Alabama), Jerico Nelson (Arkansas)
DB – T’Sharvan Bell (Auburn), Jonathan Banks (MSU), Winston Guy (UK), Eric Reid (LSU), Prentiss Waggner (Tennessee)

Special Teams
PK – Zach Hocker (Arkansas)
KR – Onterio McCalebb (Auburn), Andre DeBose (Florida)
PR – Brandon Boykin (Georgia)


SEC WEST
LSU
Alabama
Arkansas
Auburn
Miss State
Ole Miss*


SEC EAST
South Carolina
Georgia
Florida
Tennessee
Kentucky*
Vandy*


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