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Media Preseason All-SEC Team Announced

Florida and Alabama Have Most Selections

SEC Press Release
July 24, 2009

HOOVER, Ala. -- Defending SEC and national champion Florida Gators had a league-high 12 representatives on the 2009 All-Southeastern Conference Media Days Football Team, while defending Western Division Champion Alabama had eight total selections in a vote of media attending the 2009 SEC Football Media Days, held July 22-24 at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.

The 64 voters also selected the Gators to play the Crimson Tide in the SEC Football Championship Game on Dec. 5 in Atlanta.

The Gators were on 63 of 64 ballots for the winner of the SEC Championship Game and were on all 64 ballots to win the Eastern Division. Ole Miss was the only other team to receive an SEC Championship vote. Filling out the Eastern Division, Georgia was predicted to finish second, South Carolina third, Tennessee fourth, Vanderbilt fifth and Kentucky sixth.

Florida is the first team to be a unanimous selection to a division since the league started divisional play in 1992.

Alabama had 33 first place votes in the Western Division, while Ole Miss had 16 and LSU had 15. Filling out the votes in the Western Division, LSU was second, Ole Miss third, Arkansas fourth, Auburn fifth and Mississippi State sixth.

Ten 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 or second team.

Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss each had five student-athletes on either the first or second team followed by Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee with three each.

Florida had the most first-team selections with eight followed by Alabama with six. Arkansas, LSU and Ole Miss had two each.

There were no unanimous selections on the All-SEC team. The leading vote-getters were Tennessee defensive back Eric Berry (62), Florida quarterback Tim Tebow (61) and Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes (61).

The 2009 SEC Media Days Pre-Season All-SEC Football Team and predicted order of finish is listed below.

2009 SEC FOOTBALL MEDIA DAYS PRE-SEASON ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM
(#-Ties) (Total Votes in parenthesis)

Pos. Name, School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE
TE D.J. Williams, Arkansas (38) 6-2 251 Jr. Little Rock, Ark.
OL Ciron Black, LSU (60) 6-5 325 Sr. Tyler, Texas
OL Mike Johnson, Alabama (55) 6-6 305 Sr. Pensacola, Fla.
OL John Jerry, Ole Miss (49) 6-5 350 Sr. Batesville, Miss.
OL Mike Pouncey, Florida (35) 6-5 312 Jr. Lakeland, Fla.
C Maurkice Pouncey, Florida (39) 6-5 312 Jr. Lakeland, Fla.
WR Julio Jones, Alabama (58) 6-4 210 So. Foley, Ala.
WR A.J. Green, Georgia (53) 6-4 207 So. Summerville, S.C.
QB Tim Tebow, Florida (61) 6-3 240 Sr. Jacksonville, Fla.
RB Charles Scott, LSU (59) 5-11 233 Sr. Saline, La.
RB Michael Smith, Arkansas (48) 5-7 176 Sr. Tallahassee, Fla.
SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE
TE Aaron Hernandez, Florida (18) 6-3 255 Jr. Bristol, Conn.
OL Clint Boling, Georgia (12) 6-5 297 Jr. Alpharetta, Ga.
OL Trinton Sturdivant, Georgia (8) 6-5 306 So. Wadesboro, N.C.
OL Lee Ziemba, Auburn (6) 6-8 285 Jr. Rogers, Ark.
OL Zipp Duncan, Kentucky (4) 6-5 291 Sr. Magnolia, Ky.
C Josh McNeil, Tennessee (12) 6-4 280 Sr. Collins, Miss.
WR Brandon LaFell, LSU (9) 6-3 209 Sr. Houston, Texas
WR Dexter McCluster, Ole Miss (6) 5-8 165 Sr. Largo, Fla.
QB Jevan Snead, Ole Miss (2) 6-3 215 Jr. Stephenville, Texas
RB Mark Ingram, Alabama (6) 5-10 215 So. Flint, Mich.
RB Anthony Dixon, Miss. State (5) 6-1 235 Sr. Jackson, Miss.
FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE
DL Terrence Cody, Alabama (55) 6-5 365 Sr. Fort Myers, Fla.
DL Greg Hardy, Ole Miss (53) 6-4 265 Sr. Millington, Tenn.
DL Carlos Dunlap, Florida (46) 6-6 290 Jr. North Charleston, S.C.
DL Antonio Coleman, Auburn (32) 6-3 250 Sr. Mobile, Ala.
LB Brandon Spikes, Florida (61) 6-3 245 Sr. Shelby, N.C.
LB Rolando McClain, Alabama (50) 6-4 249 Jr. Decatur, Ala.
LB Eric Norwood, South Carolina (38) 6-1 252 Sr. Acworth, Ga.
DB Eric Berry, Tennessee (62) 5-11 203 Jr. Fairburn, Ga.
DB Trevard Lindley, Kentucky (50) 6-0 179 Sr. Hiram, Ga.
DB Joe Haden, Florida (45) 5-11 185 Jr. Ft. Washington, Md.
DB Javier Arenas, Alabama (23) 5-9 198 Sr. Tampa, Fla.
SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE
DL Geno Atkins, Georgia (21) 6-1 290 Sr. Pembroke Pines, Fla.
DL Malcolm Sheppard, Arkansas (12) 6-2 280 Sr. Bainbridge, Ga.
DL Jermaine Cunningham, Florida (10) 6-3 257 Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga.
DL Charles Alexander, LSU (7) 6-3 310 Sr. Breaux Bridge, La.
LB Rennie Curran, Georgia (25) 5-11 222 Jr. Snellville, Ga.
LB Rico McCoy, Tennessee (4) 6-1 220 Sr. Washington, D.C.
#LB Micah Johnson, Kentucky (3) 6-2 258 Sr. Ft. Campbell, Ky.
#LB Jamar Chaney, Miss. State (3) 6-1 245 Sr. Fort Pierce, Fla.
DB Ahmad Black, Florida (20) 5-9 190 Jr. Lakeland, Fla.
DB Chad Jones, LSU (12) 6-3 214 Jr. New Orleans, La.
DB Myron Lewis, Vanderbilt (12) 6-2 205 Sr. Pompano Beach, Fla.
DB Major Wright, Florida (7) 6-0 200 Jr. Miramar, Fla.
FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIALISTS
PK Leigh Tiffin, Alabama (31) 6-1 199 Sr. Muscle Shoals, Ala.
P Chas Henry, Florida (43) 6-4 215 Jr. Dallas, Ga.
RS Brandon James, Florida (35) 5-7 186 Sr. St. Augustine, Fla.
SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIALISTS
PK Joshua Shene, Ole Miss (26) 5-8 170 Sr. Oklahoma City, Okla.
P Clinton Durst, Auburn (10) 6-1 192 Sr. Destin, Fla.
RS Javier Arenas, Alabama (21) 5-9 198 Sr. Tampa, Fla.

* - Unanimous Selections
# - Ties

POSITIONS BY SCHOOL

School 1st Team 2nd Team Total
Alabama 6 2 8
Arkansas 2 1 3
Auburn 1 2 3
Florida 8 4 12
Georgia 1 4 5
Kentucky 1 2 3
LSU 2 3 5
Ole Miss 2 3 5
Mississippi State 0 2 2
South Carolina 1 0 1
Tennessee 1 2 3
Vanderbilt 0 1 1