Alabama places 7 on first-team of 2011 SEC Coaches Pre-Season ALL-SEC Team

The University of Alabama Crimson Tide lead the way on the 2011 SEC Preseason All-SEC team. The official information from the conference follows below:

2011 SEC COACHES PRE-SEASON ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM ANNOUNCED
Arkansas and Alabama have the most selections

Alabama had a league-high seven representatives on the first-team of the 2011 All-Southeastern Conference Coaches’ Football Team, while Arkansas had a league-high 14 total selections, the league office announced on Thursday.

Georgia had six players on the first team, which was second, while South Carolina had four players and Arkansas had three. Kentucky was the only other school to have multiple members on the first-team with two.

Nine of the 12 SEC schools had a member on the first-team All-SEC squad. Each SEC school had at least one student-athlete on either the first, second or third-team.

Alabama followed Arkansas in total selections with 13, while Georgia was third with nine selections among all three teams. Every team had at least two selections on the combined three units.

There are six first-team pre-season selections that were on last year’s first-team coaches All-SEC post-season team. Those include: WR Alshon Jeffery (South Carolina), RB Marcus Lattimore (South Carolina), LB Danny Trevathan (Kentucky), DB Mark Barron (Alabama), DB Stephon Gilmore (South Carolina) and PK Blair Walsh (Georgia).

The All-SEC first-team squad had 14 seniors and 12 underclassmen, including 10 juniors and two sophomores. The second-team had 16 seniors, seven juniors and five sophomores. The third-team had nine seniors, 11 juniors and eight sophomores.

This marks the eighth 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 Wednesday through Friday at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.

The 2011 SEC Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC Football Team is listed below.

2011 SEC COACHES PRE-SEASON ALL-SEC TEAM
OFFENSE
First-Team Offense
Pos. Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
TE Orson Charles, Georgia 6-3 241 Jr. Tampa, Fla.
OL Cordy Glenn, Georgia 6-5 348 Sr. Riverdale, Ga.
OL Barrett Jones, Alabama 6-5 311 Jr. Memphis, Tenn.
OL Bradley Sowell, Ole Miss 6-7 315 Sr. Hernando, Miss.
OL Larry Warford, Kentucky 6-3 340 Jr. Richmond, Ky.
C William Vlachos, Alabama 6-1 294 Sr. Mountain Brook, Ala.
WR Greg Childs, Arkansas 6-3 217 Sr. Warren, Ark.
WR Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina 6-4 233 Jr. St. Matthews, S.C.
QB Aaron Murray, Georgia 6-1 211 So. Tampa, Fla.
RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina 6-0 231 So. Duncan, S.C.
RB Trent Richardson, Alabama 5-11 224 Jr. Pensacola, Fla.

Second-Team Offense
Pos. Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
TE Brandon Barden, Vanderbilt 6-5 245 Sr. Lincolnton, Ga.
OL Alvin Bailey, Arkansas 6-5 319 So. Broken Arrow, Okla.
OL D.J. Fluker, Alabama 6-6 335 So. Foley, Ala.
OL Brandon Mosley, Auburn 6-6 306 Sr. Jefferson, Ga.
OL Rokevious Watkins, South Carolina 6-4 334 Sr. Fairburn, Ga.
C Ben Jones, Georgia 6-3 316 Sr. Centreville, Ala.
WR Joe Adams, Arkansas 5-11 190 Sr. Little Rock, Ark.
WR Rueben Randle, LSU 6-4 210 Jr. Bastrop, La.
QB Stephen Garcia, South Carolina 6-2 230 Sr. Lutz, Fla.
RB Knile Davis, Arkansas 6-0 230 Jr. Missouri City, Texas
*RB Jeff Demps, Florida 5-8 190 Sr. Winter Garden, Fla.
*RB Mike Dyer, Auburn 5-9 206 So. Little Rock, Ark.

Third-Team Offense
Pos. Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
TE Philip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn 6-4 253 Jr. Marietta, Ga.
OL Grant Cook, Arkansas 6-4 318 Sr. Jonesboro, Ark.
OL Alex Hurst, LSU 6-6 329 Jr. Bartlett, Tenn.
OL Bobby Massie, Ole Miss 6-6 325 Jr. Lynchburg, Va.
OL Kyle Nunn, South Carolina 6-5 296 Sr. Sumter, S.C.
C Travis Swanson, Arkansas 6-5 305 So. Kingwood, Texas
*WR Emory Blake, Auburn 6-1 197 Jr. Austin, Texas
*WR Marquis Maze, Alabama 5-10 180 Sr. Birmingham, Ala.
*WR Jarius Wright, Arkansas 5-10 180 Sr. Warren, Ark.
QB Chris Relf, Mississippi State 6-4 245 Sr. Montgomery, Ala.
RB Vick Ballard, Mississippi State 5-11 220 Sr. Pascagoula, Miss.
RB Onterrio McCalebb, Auburn 5-10 172 Jr. Fort Meade, Fla.

DEFENSE
First-Team Defense
Pos. Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
DL Jake Bequette, Arkansas 6-5 271 Sr. Little Rock, Ark.
DL Josh Chapman, Alabama 6-1 310 Sr. Hoover, Ala.
DL Malik Jackson, Tennessee 6-5 270 Sr. Northridge, Calif.
DL Devin Taylor, South Carolina 6-7 248 Jr. Beaufort, S.C.
LB Dont’a Hightower, Alabama 6-4 260 Jr. Lewisburg, Tenn.
LB Chris Marve, Vanderbilt 6-0 235 Sr. Memphis, Tenn.
LB Danny Trevathan, Kentucky 6-1 230 Sr. Leesburg, Fla.
DB Mark Barron, Alabama 6-2 218 Sr. Mobile, Ala.
DB Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina 6-1 194 Jr. Rock Hill, S.C.
DB Robert Lester, Alabama 6-2 210 Jr. Foley, Ala.
DB Morris Claiborne, LSU 6-0 177 Jr. Shreveport, La.

Second-Team Defense
Pos. Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
DL Melvin Ingram, South Carolina 6-2 271 Sr. Hamlet, N.C.
DL DeAngelo Tyson, Georgia 6-2 306 Sr. Statesboro, Ga.
DL Kentrell Lockett, Ole Miss 6-5 248 Sr. Hahnville, La.
*DL Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State 6-4 295 Jr. Yazoo City, Miss.
*DL Barkevious Mingo, LSU 6-5 240 So. West Monroe, La.
LB Ryan Baker, LSU 6-0 227 Sr. Grand Ridge, Fla.
LB Jerry Franklin, Arkansas 6-1 245 Sr. Marion, Ark.
LB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama 6-2 265 Sr. Eufala, Ala.
DB Brandon Boykin, Georgia 5-10 183 Sr. Fayetteville, Ga.
DB Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt 5-11 188 Sr. Perry, Ga.
DB Tyrann Mathieu, LSU 5-9 180 So. New Orleans, La.
DB Tramain Thomas, Arkansas 6-0 198 Sr. Winnie, Texas

Third-Team Defense
Pos. Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
DL Corey Lemonier, Auburn 6-4 229 So. Hialeah, Fla.
DL Sam Montgomery, LSU 6-4 250 So. Greenwood, S.C.
DL Travian Robertson, South Carolina 6-4 298 Sr. Laurinburg, N.C.
DL Tenarius Wright, Arkansas 6-2 252 Jr. Memphis, Tenn.
LB Jon Bostic, Florida 6-1 238 Jr. Wellington, Fla.
LB Jelani Jenkins, Florida 6-1 223 So. Olney, Md.
LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama 6-2 234 So. Theodore, Ala.
DB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State 6-2 185 Jr. Maben, Miss.
DB Dre’ Kirkpatrick, Alabama 6-3 192 Jr. Gadsden, Ala.
DB Neiko Thorpe, Auburn 6-2 185 Sr. Tucker, Ga.
DB Prentiss Waggner, Tennessee 6-2 181 Jr. Clinton, La.

SPECIALISTS
First-Team Specialists
Pos. Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
PK Blair Walsh, Georgia 5-10 192 Sr. Boca Raton, Fla.
P Drew Butler, Georgia 6-2 214 Sr. Duluth, Ga.
RS Brandon Boykin, Georgia 5-10 183 Sr. Fayetteville, Ga.
AP Joe Adams, Arkansas 5-11 190 Sr. Little Rock, Ark.

Second-Team Specialists
Pos. Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
PK Caleb Sturgis, Florida 5-10 192 Jr. St. Augustine, Fla.
P Tyler Campbell, Ole Miss 6-2 227 Jr. Little Rock, Ark.
RS Warren Norman, Vanderbilt 5-10 195 Jr. Stone Mountain, Ga.
AP Trent Richardson, Alabama 5-11 224 Jr. Pensacola, Fla.

Third-Team Specialists
Pos. Name, Team Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
PK Zach Hocker, Arkansas 6-0 180 So. Russellville, Ark.
*P Dylan Breeding, Arkansas 6-1 211 Jr. Hoover, Ala.
*P Ryan Tydlacka, Kentucky 6-1 185 Sr. Louisville, Ky.
RS Andre DeBose, Florida 5-11 180 So. Sanford, Fla.
AP Trey Burton, Florida 6-2 222 So. Venice, Fla.

* – Ties