Alabama and LSU each had 11 players named to the Southeastern Conference’s preseason first, second and third teams that were announced this morning, while Arkansas was right behind with 10.
For a ninth consecutive year, the SEC released its preseason balloting by league coaches in conjunction with the annual media days event in Hoover, Ala. Media days will start Tuesday and run through Thursday.
Receiver Da’Rick Rogers was Tennessee’s lone first-team selection, while receiver Justin Hunter and defensive back Prentiss Waggner were second-team picks. Offensive lineman Dallas Thomas and linebacker A.J. Johnson were tabbed to the third team.
Georgia’s first-team representatives were linebacker Jarvis Jones and defensive back Bacarri Rambo, while quarterback Aaron Murray and nose tackle John Jenkins were second-team picks.
Offensive linemen Barrett Jones and D.J. Fluker and linebackers C.J. Mosley and Nico Johnson were Alabama’s first-team selections. LSU led the way with seven first-team picks — offensive lineman Alex Hurst, defensive ends Sam Montgomery and Barkevious Mingo, defensive backs Tyrann Mathieu and Eric Reid, punter Brad Wing and Mathieu again as the return specialist.
Florida, which failed to have a a first-team All-SEC performer at the end of last season for the first time in 40 years, did not have a first-team selection in today’s balloting. Defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd, linebacker Jon Bostic, defensive back Matt Elam and return specialist Andre Debose were second-team picks for the Gators.
For more information, read Friday’s Times Free Press.
The 2012 SEC Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC Football Team is listed below:
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.
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 *La’Rod 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 Miss. State 6-4 320 Jr. Liberty, Miss.
C T.J. Johnson South Carolina 6-6 319 Sr. Aynor, S.C.
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
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 Miss. State 6-2 185 Sr. Maben, Miss.
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, N.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.
DL Josh Boyd Miss. 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.
P Brad Wing LSU 6-3 184 So. Melbourne, Australia
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.
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 Miss. State 6-2 185 Sr. Maben, Miss.
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.
David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...