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    SEC Announces Coaches Preseason All-SEC Teams

    Alabama, LSU lead with 11 players selected; Tigers have league-high 7 on first-team

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 12, 2012) – Defending national champion Alabama and defending Southeastern Conference champion LSU each have 11 players named to the 2012 Southeastern Conference pre-season Coaches All-SEC Team, the league announced Thursday.

    The Tigers have a league-high seven players named to the first-team, three on the second-team and one on the third-team. The Crimson Tide have four players selected to the first-team, four on the second-team and three on the third-team.

    Arkansas is third with 10 total players selected, four on the first-team and three on each of the second and third teams.

    This marks the ninth straight year of the SEC Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC Team. The team is announced each year in advance of the SEC Football Media Days. This year, the event will be held next Tuesday through Thursday at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.

    11 of the 14 SEC Schools had a representative on the first-team and every school had at least two players named to one of the three units.

    There are nine first-team pre-season selections that were on last year’s first-team coaches All-SEC post-season team. Those include: OL Barrett Jones (Alabama); OL Alex Hurst (LSU); QB Tyler Wilson (Arkansas); DL Sam Montgomery (LSU); DL Corey Lemonier (Auburn); LB Jarvis Jones (Georgia); DB Tyrann Mathieu (LSU); DB Bacarri Rambo (Georgia); and, PK Caleb Sturgis (Florida).

    The All-SEC first-team squad had 12 seniors and 16 underclassmen, including 14 juniors and two sophomores. The second-team had 17 seniors, 10 juniors and one sophomore. The third-team had 16 seniors, 12 juniors and three sophomores.

    Among last year’s SEC national award recipients on this year’s team are Alabama center Barrett Jones, the 2011 Outland Trophy recipient and LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, the 2011 Bednarik Award winner. Jones, Mathieu, LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery, Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, Georgia defensive back Bacarri Rambo, LSU punter Brad Wing and Florida placekicker Caleb Sturgis were first-team All-Americans last season and are on this season’s pre-season coaches All-SEC Team. South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was a first-team Freshman All-America last season.

    The 2012 SEC Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC Football Team is listed below:

    2012 SEC Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC Team

    OFFENSE
    First-Team Offense
    Position Name Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
    QB Tyler Wilson
    Arkansas
    6-3
    220 Sr. Greenwood, Ark.
    RB Marcus Lattimore
    South Carolina
    6-0
    218 Jr. Duncan, S.C.
    RB Knile Davis
    Arkansas
    6-0
    226 Jr. Missouri City, Texas
    WR Da'Rick Rogers
    Tennessee
    6-3
    215 Jr. Calhoun, Ga.
    WR *Cobi Hamilton
    Arkansas
    6-3
    209 Sr. Texarkana, Texas
    WR *Ryan Swope
    Texas A&M
    6-0
    206 Sr. Austin, Texas
    TE Philip Lutzenkirchen
    Auburn
    6-5
    256 Sr. Marietta, Ga.
    OL Alex Hurst
    LSU
    6-6
    340 Sr. Bartlett, Tenn.
    OL Luke Joeckel
    Texas A&M
    6-6
    310 Jr. Arlington, Texas
    OL D.J. Fluker
    Alabama
    6-6
    335 Jr. Foley, Ala.
    OL Larry Warford
    Kentucky
    6-3
    343 Sr. Richmond, Ky.
    C Barrett Jones
    Alabama
    6-5
    311 Sr. Germantown, Tenn.
    Second-Team Offense
    Position Name Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
    QB Aaron Murray
    Georgia
    6-1
    211 Jr. Tampa, Fla.
    RB Eddie Lacy
    Alabama
    6-0
    220 Jr. Geismar, La.
    RB Zac Stacy
    Vanderbilt
    5-9
    210 Sr. Centreville, Ala.
    WR Justin Hunter
    Tennessee
    6-4
    200 Jr. Virginia Beach, Va.
    WR *Emory Blake
    Auburn
    6-2
    197 Sr. Austin, Texas
    WR *Odell Beckham, Jr.
    LSU
    5-11
    183 So. New Orleans, La.
    WR *LaRod King
    Kentucky
    6-4
    222 Sr. Radcliff, Ky.
    TE Chris Gragg
    Arkansas
    6-3
    236 Sr. Warren, Ark.
    OL Alvin Bailey
    Arkansas
    6-5
    312 Jr. Broken Arrow, Okla.
    OL Chance Warmack
    Alabama
    6-3
    320 Sr. Atlanta, Ga.
    OL Chris Faulk
    LSU
    6-6
    325 Jr. Slidell, La.
    OL Gabe Jackson
    Mississippi State
    6-4
    320 Jr. Liberty, Miss.
    C T.J. Johnson
    South Carolina
    6-6
    319 Sr. Aynor, S.C.
    Third-Team Offense
    Position Name Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
    QB A.J. McCarron
    Alabama
    6-4
    205 Jr. Mobile. Ala.
    RB Spencer Ware
    LSU
    5-11
    223 Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio
    RB Christine Michael
    Texas A&M
    5-11
    220 Sr. Beaumont, Texas
    WR Malcolm Mitchell
    Georgia
    6-1
    184 So. Valdosta, Ga.
    WR T.J. Moe
    Missouri
    6-0
    200 Sr. O'Fallon, Mo.
    TE Michael Williams
    Alabama
    6-6
    269 Sr. Reform, Ala.
    OL Jake Matthews
    Texas A&M
    6-5
    305 Jr. Missouri City, Texas
    OL Dallas Thomas
    Tennessee
    6-5
    305 Sr. Baton Rouge, La.
    OL Xavier Nixon
    Florida
    6-6
    309 Sr. Fayetteville, N.C.
    OL Elvis Fisher
    Missouri
    6-5
    295 Sr. St. Petersburg, Fla.
    C Travis Swanson
    Arkansas
    6-5
    305 Jr. Kingwood, Texas
    DEFENSE
    First-Team Defense
    Position Name Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
    DL Jadeveon Clowney
    South Carolina
    6-6
    256 So. Rock Hill, S.C.
    DL Sam Montgomery
    LSU
    6-4
    245 Jr. Greenwood, S.C.
    DL Corey Lemonier
    Auburn
    6-4
    240 Jr. Hialeah, Fla.
    DL Barkevious Mingo
    LSU
    6-5
    240 Jr. West Monroe, La.
    ILB *C.J. Mosley
    Alabama
    6-2
    234 Jr. Theodore, Ala.
    ILB *Nico Johnson
    Alabama
    6-3
    245 Sr. Andalusia, Ala.
    OLB Jarvis Jones
    Georgia
    6-3
    241 Jr. Columbus, Ga.
    OLB Sean Porter
    Texas A&M
    6-2
    230 Sr. Schertz, Texas
    DB Tyrann Mathieu
    LSU
    5-9
    175 Jr. New Orleans, La.
    DB Bacarri Rambo
    Georgia
    6-0
    218 Sr. Donalsonville, Ga.
    DB Eric Reid
    LSU
    6-2
    208 Jr. Geismar, La.
    DB Johnthan Banks
    Mississippi State
    6-2
    185 Sr. Maben, Miss.
    Second-Team Defense
    Position Name Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
    DL John Jenkins
    Georgia
    6-3
    351 Sr. Meriden, Conn.
    DL Devin Taylor
    South Carolina
    6-8
    267 Sr. Beaufort, S.C.
    DL Jesse Williams
    Alabama
    6-4
    319 Sr. Brisbane, Australia
    DL Sharrif Floyd
    Florida
    6-3
    305 Jr. Philadelphia, Pa.
    ILB Jon Bostic
    Florida
    6-1
    243 Sr. Wellington, Fla.
    OLB Alonzo Highsmith
    Arkansas
    6-1
    233 Sr. Missouri City, Texas
    OLB DeVonte Holloman
    South Carolina
    6-2
    241 Sr. Charlotte, S.C.
    DB Robert Lester
    Alabama
    6-2
    210 Sr. Foley, Ala.
    DB D.J. Swearinger
    South Carolina
    6-0
    210 Sr. Greenwood, S.C.
    DB Prentiss Waggner
    Tennessee
    6-2
    185 Sr. Clinton, La.
    DB Matt Elam
    Florida
    5-10
    210 Jr. Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
    Third-Team Defense
    Position Name Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
    DL Josh Boyd
    Mississippi State
    6-3
    300 Sr. Philadelphia, Miss.
    DL *Dominique Easley
    Florida
    6-2
    286 Jr. Staten Island, N.Y.
    DL *Abry Jones
    Georgia
    6-3
    309 Sr. Warner Robins, Ga.
    DL *Damontre Moore
    Texas A&M
    6-4
    250 Jr. Rowlett, Texas
    DL *Rob Lohr
    Vanderbilt
    6-4
    290 Sr. Phoenixville, Pa.
    ILB *Alec Ogletree
    Georgia
    6-3
    236 Jr. Newnan, Ga.
    ILB *Daren Bates
    Auburn
    5-11
    211 Sr. Memphis, Tenn.
    ILB *Jelani Jenkins
    Florida
    6-0
    233 Jr. Olney, Md.
    OLB Zaviar Gooden
    Missouri
    6-2
    230 Sr. Pflugerville, Texas
    OLB A.J. Johnson
    Tennessee
    6-3
    245 So. Gainesville, Ga.
    DB Dee Milliner
    Alabama
    6-1
    196 Jr. Millbrook, Ala.
    DB Charles Sawyer
    Ole Miss
    5-11
    175 Jr. Miami, Fla.
    DB Akeem Auguste
    South Carolina
    5-9
    188 Sr. Hollywood, Fla.
    DB *E.J. Gaines
    Missouri
    5-10
    190 Jr. Independence, Mo.
    DB *Sanders Commings
    Georgia
    6-2
    217 Sr. Augusta, Ga..
    SPECIALISTS
    First-Team Specialists
    Position Name Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
    P Brad Wing
    LSU
    6-3
    184 So. Melbourne, Austraila
    PK Caleb Sturgis
    Florida
    5-11
    187 Sr. St. Augustine, Fla.
    RS Tyrann Mathieu
    LSU
    5-9
    175 Jr. New Orleans, La.
    AP Dennis Johnson
    Arkansas
    6-0
    180 Jr. Texarkana, Ark.
    Second-Team Specialists
    Position Name Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
    P Steven Clark
    Auburn
    6-5
    235 Jr. Kansas City, Mo.
    PK Drew Alleman
    LSU
    5-11
    183 Sr. Lafayette, La.
    RS Andre Debose
    Florida
    5-11
    186 Jr. Sanford, Fla.
    AP Johnthan Banks
    Mississippi State
    6-2
    185 Sr. Maben, Miss.
    Third-Team Specialists
    Position Name Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
    P *Dylan Breeding
    Arkansas
    6-1
    211 Sr. Hoover, Ala.
    P *Tyler Campbell
    Ole Miss
    6-2
    220 Sr. Little Rock, Ark.
    PK Zach Hocker
    Arkansas
    6-0
    180 Jr. Russellville, Ark.
    RS Dustin Harris
    Texas A&M
    6-0
    175 Sr. Livingston, Texas
    AP Bruce Ellington
    South Carolina
    5-9
    197 So. Moncks Corner, S.C.

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